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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christobel Kent Narrator: Rachel Atkins Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781427271167
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Published in the United Kingdom in 2015, Christobel Kent's The Crooked House has drawn comparisons to works by the pantheon of British female literary suspense writers--Daphne du Maurier, Agatha Christie, P. D. James, and Kate Atkinson. In this darkly atmospheric psychological thriller, she accomplishes what those celebrated writers do best: she creates an insular world (a single house, a small town) where something sinister has occurred, and subtly inflects each page with the toxic residue of violence._x000D_ _x000D_ Much like the unnamed narrator of Rebecca, Alison lives her life under the radar. She has no ties, no home, and she spends her days at a backroom publishing job. Which is how she wants it. Because Alison used to be a teenager named Esme, who lived in a dilapidated house by a bleak estuary with her parents and three siblings. One night, something unspeakable happened in the house, and Alison emerged the only survivor. In order to escape from the horror she witnessed, she moved away from her village, changed her name, and cut herself off from her past._x000D_ _x000D_ Only now her boyfriend invites her to a wedding in her old hometown, and she decides that if she's going to have any chance of overcoming the trauma of what happened, she'll have to confront it. But soon Alison realizes that that night's events have left a terrible mark on everyone in the village, and she begins to suspect that they are all somehow implicated in her family's murder. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An atmospheric psychological thriller about a community full of secrets.”

    Elle

  • “Compulsive, unsettling, and scary as hell.”

    Sunday Mirror (London)

  • “God, I literally could not put this down. Teenage girl hides upstairs as someone massacres her entire family. Fast forward and she has a new name and a new identity, and a new boyfriend who invites her to a wedding…which is taking place in the town where the massacre occurred. For various reasons, she can’t not go. At this point you cancel dinner, curl up on the sofa, and pull an all-nighter. Christobel Kent is a brilliant writer.”

    India Knight, author of Comfort and Joy

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About the Author
Author Christobel Kent

Christobel Kent, author of several novels set in Italy, was born in London and attended Cambridge. She has worked in publishing and EFL teaching and has lived in Florence and Modena, Italy.

About the Narrator

Rachel Atkins is an actress, known for Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Broken Sword: Circle of Blood, and Pompeii: The Last Day.