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Author: Judith Van Gieson Narrator: Meredith Mitchell Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Claire Reynier Mysteries Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781482984279
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When a young woman is found dead in the basement of the university library—with an illustration from a valuable book beside her—Claire recognizes the victim as someone she had met, but whose name she never knew. To learn more, Claire must descend into the haunting world of the homeless in Albuquerque, where the dead woman was known simply as Maia. It is a name with special meaning, the same as that of a mythical Greek woman who fled to the sky to escape her attacker. The illustration leads Claire to a secretive commune in Taos where Maia grew up—and may have suffered terrible abuse. But someone doesn’t want Claire to shed too much light on the shadows of the past—and will do anything to stop her.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A gripping crime novel…A likeable heroine, compelling story line, and vivid descriptions make this book a winner.”

    Albuquerque Journal

  • “An involving read…Superb.”

    Santa Fe New Mexican

  • A 2004 Barry Award Finalist for Best Paperback Original

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About the Author

Judith Van Gieson is the author of a children’s book, a collection of poetry and short stories, and more than a dozen mystery novels. The Lies That Bind was a finalist for the Shamus Award for best detective novel, and both of her mystery series have been regional and IMBA bestsellers. AudiobookStore.com recently cited her as one of their most popular audiobook authors. Judith lives in Albuquerque’s North Valley.

About the Narrator

Meredith Mitchell is an actress who has performed in such films as Mona Lisa Smile and The Reunion, on stage with Shakespeare & Company and the New Repertory Theatre, and on television on Good Morning America. She received her BA in psychology from Emory University and her MFA in acting from Brandeis University.