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The Disappearance Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Disappearance, by J. F. Freedman
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 0 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. F. Freedman Narrator: Patrick Cullen Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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A shocking crime … an explosive trial … an electrifying novel of suspense

On a soft summer night, she vanishes. With her friends sleeping nearby, with her parents’ wealth and power guarding her, someone walks into her bedroom and takes fourteen-year-old Emma Lancaster away. That is the first crime.

Eight days later, abduction becomes murder. Police hunt for the killer; a year later, they make an arrest. With an outraged town crying out for blood, powerful media tycoon Doug Lancaster vows to see his daughter’s accused murderer convicted and put to death.

Only one man stands in his way. Once a hard-driving, take-no-prisoners DA, Luke Garrison sent a defendant to the death chamber—only to discover that he was innocent. Now a defense lawyer, Luke is faced with the toughest decision of his life. If he plays it right, it could give him back his life. If he’s wrong, he could die. And a killer could walk.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Plenty of twists and turns in this portrait of corruption and evil in a small town.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Freedman keeps readers turning pages deep into the night.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Completely engrossing…You won’t want to put this book down for a second.”

    Detroit News and Free Press

  • “Filled with pathos and grit…top entertainment.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Freedman builds tension with his characteristic skill, and he creates, piece by careful piece, a highly disturbing reality.”

    Santa Barbara News-Press

  • “A powerful premise, exciting plotting both in and out of the courtroom…an adrenalized investigation and trial full of false leads, twists and brushes with death.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This one has all the marks of a bestseller: high-octane action, shattering suspense, tense courtroom drama, steamy sex, and a roller-coaster ride of unexpected surprises. Stock up.”

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Listener Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Katherine | 1/13/2014

    " Just okay, the murderer was easy to guess so the book just leaves you with the question...'why are these characters so dumb?'...oh yeah...for the drama. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Heather Davies | 1/12/2014

    " Decently written, although it often read as a script. There were not a great deal of character development outside of the main character. I definitely felt the need to find out 'whodunnit', but it definitely was not a book I felt compelled to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Krista Donels | 10/3/2013

    " It was a good easy read but I figured it out halfway through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Chana | 9/6/2013

    " The author keeps the book exciting and interesting throughout. The premise of the story was unhappy but I pretty much enjoyed it otherwise. "

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About the Author

J. F. Freedman is the New York Times bestselling author of Above the Law, Key Witness, House of Smoke, The Obstacle Course, and Against the Wind. He lives in Santa Barbara.

About the Narrator

Patrick Cullen (a.k.a. John Lescault), a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works in theater.