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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (335 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Disappearances. Murder. The price of silence in a small town.

In dire need of a job, Todd Fielding accepts the offer to work at The Brindle Times—even if she has to move to the lackluster town of Brindle, Oregon. As she settles into her new home, Todd is fully prepared to adapt to the boredom of small-town life, but her preconceptions of Brindle are completely shattered when a local girl disappears. Even more shocking to Todd is the town’s sheer indifference to the incident. No one—not even the police—appear particularly concerned.

When Todd looks deeper into the story, she discovers that five other girls have “run away” from Brindle under strange circumstances over the past twenty years, and no one seems interested in finding them. As she sets out to uncover the history of a town that has cloaked itself in secrecy for far too long, evidence of manipulation and cold-blooded murder begin to arise—and Todd may be the next victim to pay the deadly price of silence.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the masters of psychological fiction in America.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Wilhelm claims a leading place in the ranks of trial suspense writers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Anna Fields] has the ability to alter her voice so that she becomes each character…Fields’ awards are well won. Her reading of The Price of Silence is a performance, not just a narration.”

    Ingram (Auditor’s Pick)

  • “Combining oppressive isolation and creepy characters, genre veteran Wilhelm creates a genuinely eerie atmosphere that pulls readers in and keeps them turning the pages.”


  • “A masterful storyteller whose novels have just the right blend of solid plot, compelling mystery, and great courtroom drama.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gwen | 1/27/2014

    " Kate Wilhelm knows how to write small town intrigue! I love the scary/thriller aspect of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melanie | 1/23/2014

    " A good story for treadmill and nighttime reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amy | 1/4/2014

    " The story was ok, but the criminal was predicatble. I figured it out about half-way through the book. I listened to this on audiobook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elsi | 1/4/2014

    " A very enjoyable mystery novel. This will be going to Meshe who picked it out of the Mystery VBB at BookObsessed. "

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About the Author
Author Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm is the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang. Born in Ohio, she now lives in Eugene, Oregon.