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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (143 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Michaels Narrator: Elizabeth Morton, Laurie Birmingham Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781461848103
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With echos of The Lovely Bones, this haunting debut by Southern author Anna Michaels is sure to capture listeners’ attentions. When young rodeo star Pony Jones is found dead in the woods of Alabama, Jo Beth Dawson—a former detective grappling with alcoholism—feels inexplicably drawn to the case. Together, Jo Beth and Pony’s grief-stricken father, Titus, search for clues—any clues—that could unmask the killer.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 2/11/2014

    " I liked the main character in this book. It was an easy read with an interesting plot. I really enjoyed the Native American theme and have already given the book to a friend who would like the rough attitude of a "female cop". I also liked the spirit Pony showed in a man's world. Gotta love a tough female! Good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 1/31/2014

    " This book was beautifully written. There was a certain poetic element to the way the author used words. For those people who like pretty or thoughtful quotes for their blogs or anywhere else they post things, this book had something worth quoting in nearly every page. I like the style in which the story unfolded, you get to read everyone's POV, including the newly dead main character whose murder is a mystery until the end. Well, really you can guess who killed her early on but because the story wasn't just a murder mystery it doesn't matter if you can guess the outcome or not. I liked the main character & even though I thought the fact that she was such a mess would annoy me, I instead developed a soft spot for her. She's such a wounded mess, but that there's still a spark of strength in her kept her from being pathetic & had me rooting for her. I quite liked Pony putting her nose in everyone's business from the great beyond, it made for some humor in a story that would have otherwise been heartbreaking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 1/29/2014

    " This was so touching and just so real and i loved the different perspective that the narrator came from. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Baas | 1/24/2014

    " This was a good book. It is about a young Native American female that has been murdered and her cousin who is trying to find the murderer. It talks about the spiritual world and how the victim speaks to her cousin. it is a book I would recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom (Sharon) | 1/20/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. My friend, Sonya, sent me an e-mail & said that this book is really good. It was written by another friend of hers (that I also know) who writes romances and funny mysteries under another name. Knowing that, I didn't really expect to like this book because I'm not a big fan of romance, but I was wrong. Sonya predicted that it will be a best seller, and I agree. It would be a shame to miss such a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia Porter | 1/15/2014

    " This type of book is not something I would usually read but I was pleasantly surprised. It did get a little boring at times but was overall a good mystery. I wouldn't mind checking out future books from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Ippoliti | 1/6/2014

    " Loved this book. Picked it up on a chance and was happy I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/27/2013

    " This is the story of a 26 yr old woman who has been murdered. The story is told from her perspective, her father's and the ex police detective who found the body. The story intrigued me and I was caught up in their lives. I liked the author's style. For a first novel, it was exceptional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bedford Library | 12/12/2013

    " Sigh....too many books, not enough time....will have to finish this one later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Destiny | 11/29/2013

    " Well written, interesting characters, I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vincent O'Neil | 11/26/2013

    " I picked this one because I like the paranormal. The concept has been done before, but I liked the style of this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 5/30/2013

    " This was a good read. I loved the imagery that her writing evoked. Though the storyline was a bit predictable the writing was wonderful. Really enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arielle | 12/9/2012

    " Personally, I'm not a fan of mystical occurrences that don't get explained so it was a little hard for me to really get into this book. There was a lot of Native American symbolism and spiritual activity that made me check out a little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 6/25/2012

    " It takes a bit of patience to get into the flow of this book, but once you do it is well worth it. a lovely story written in such beautiful prose, you have to re-read certain phrases just to enjoy them one more time before reading on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane S. | 12/25/2011

    " 3 1/2 but a delightful and interesting read. A little Lonely Bones crossed with Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen but much in it's own right also. Not quite as gloomy and loved the Cherokee Rose which ties together all the sub stories in the novel. "

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About the Narrators

Elizabeth Morton is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and a graduate of the University of Evansville’s celebrated theater department. On stage, she has been directed by Mike Nichols, Fracaswell Hyman, Carrie Preston, and Joanne Woodward, among others. She has also narrated several audiobooks, including a novel by Paul Rudnick. She lives in New York City.

Laurie Birmingham is an experienced stage actress. She has appeared in many theaters around the country, and has recently returned to the Milwaukee Rep. Laurie lives with her rescue dog, Odi, in Milwaukee.