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3.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 5 3.05 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucy Ferriss Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781452680354
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Brooke O'Connor-elegant, self-possessed, and kind-has a happy marriage and a deeply loved young daughter. So her adamant refusal to have a second child confounds her husband, Sean. When Brooke's high school boyfriend, Alex-now divorced and mourning the death of his young son-unexpectedly resurfaces, Sean begins to suspect an affair.For fifteen years Brooke has kept a shameful secret from everyone she loves. Only Alex knows the truth that drove them apart. His reappearance now threatens the life she has so carefully constructed and fortified by denial. With her marriage-and her emotional equilibrium-at stake, Brooke must confront what she has been unwilling to face for so long.But the truth is not what Brooke believes it to be. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A powerful domestic novel. Kirkus
  • The Lost Daughter delivers the goods: flawed but sympathetic characters and a plot that will keep readers turning the pages voraciously.”

    Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Ferriss’ latest is a deeply emotional book with lyrical writing…a modern story with deep underlayers. The characters, deeply flawed but very human, draw you in. They’re making choices blindly, since they never can see the future clearly, and then they must live with the results as they come.”

    RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

  • “An emotionally riveting story of reliving mistakes, seeking redemption, and finally facing the consequences of a difficult decision…Lost Daughter manages to be a romantic family novel with a palpable atmosphere of impending calamity.”

    Booklist

  • “An unflinching study of parenthood…convincing, Franzen-style realism…a powerful domestic novel.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 2/19/2014

    " A beautifully written book about guilt and secrecy and it's effect on one woman's life and marriage. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 2/12/2014

    " kind of disturbing, the couple gets rid of a newborn baby & it was pretty graphic. I would not recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/11/2014

    " 3.5 stars. Contrary to some reviews, I had no problem with the tone, language, topic or descriptions in this book...in fact that's what I liked most about it. Brooke is married with a daughter, and much to her husband's disappointment refuses to have a second child- the real reason she keeps from everyone. When Brooke's high school boyfriend comes back into town their past secret together resurfaces. Both eventually come to terms with what happened in the hotel with Brooke's first pregnancy 15 years earlier. Alex thinks he committed murder but Brooke believes the baby was already dead. Both must find the truth in order to make some sense of their lives. What they find is not what either of them expected. I felt the most frustrated by Brooke's character and hoped and wished for more for Alex...and Nadya. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole Isoe | 2/2/2014

    " Really great book could not stop reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Lyon | 1/27/2014

    " I really enjoyed the book there was always something going on. I could not put the book down. I liked most of the characters except Sean, he was annoying with his insectaries. Who likes dealing with that? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sam | 1/23/2014

    " An interesting premise with a try-too-hard resolution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa Ramos | 1/3/2014

    " I would give 3&1/2 if possible. Was not a bad story line and was definitely interesting. Some aspects of the book kind of mad me mad at how naive and undereducated our youth is about sex an pregnancy. At one point I felt like the story was a stretch but as I kept reading I came to realize how the story could be true. Especially with the education in school about sex. Overall not a bad book, a good read, but became predictable at one point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenee Rager | 12/31/2013

    " This was a great story that took me entirely too long to read because of other things going on in my life. Lucy Ferriss did a great job telling and then entertwining the threads of this story as it all came together. It's one that is hard to talk about without giving too much away but definitely a good read and reminds you that sometimes your "mistakes" are the best things that happenj to you, and things definitely are not always as they seem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/26/2013

    " can't put this one down so far...really good "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica David | 12/22/2013

    " Not crazy about the book. Not compelling. Not a page turner. bleh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 12/20/2013

    " I liked this book... the plot was good with a twist in the middle that made the plot better. It tended to drag on a little... I think it could have been summed up quicker. And it got a little "shmultzy" at times. But all in all, I enjoyed reading it and think it's worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth Wheeler | 12/19/2013

    " This book was so unrealistic that I was glad it was over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 12/19/2013

    " Not a fan...disturbing premise and unbelievable coincidences. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen | 12/10/2013

    " Liked the plot, but seemed to drag. Maybe if I read at a different time? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Victoria | 11/13/2013

    " I NEVER quit reading a book, but I finally gave up 200 pages in. The premise of this book is so promising, but the narrative just dragged on and on without really going anywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elsie | 9/14/2013

    " Memory can be a funny thing. This book brings out that we often don't remember things exactly as they happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla Henderson | 6/11/2013

    " One of my favorite books! I could read it over and over. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 4/24/2013

    " I liked it, but nothing earth-shaking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 deb22luvsbooks | 3/29/2013

    " Such a heartbreaking story. A hard story to read about, but a story that was still one that I enjoyed none the less. I would highly recommend it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 1/4/2013

    " I was hoping by the reviews that this book would be full of twist/turns/ups/downs. Not so much of the above. Fairly good read. "

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About the Author

Lucy Ferriss has been writing fiction, poetry, and literary criticism for many years. In addition to six previous novels—including The Lost Daughter—and a collection of short fiction, she has also published a work of literary criticism and dozens of short stories, poems, articles, essays, and book reviews. She currently teaches at Trinity College and lives in Connecticut and the Massachusetts Berkshires. 

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.