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Author: Peter Straub Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Blue Rose Trilogy Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781455829958
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THE THROAT. Tim Underhill, now an acclaimed novelist, travels back to his home - town of Millhaven, Illinois after he gets a call from John Ransom, an old army buddy. Ransom believes there’s a copycat killer on the loose, mimicking the Blue Rose murders from decades earlier — he thinks his wife could be a potential victim. Underhill seeks out his friend Tom Pasmore, an aging hermit who has attained minor celebrity as an expert sleuth, to help him investigate. They quickly discover that Millhaven is a town plagued by horrifying secrets and there is a twisted killer on the loose who is far more dangerous than they ever imagined. Expertly tying together the events of Koko and Mystery, The Throat proves Peter Straub to be the master of the suspense novel. “Terrifying psychological horror. . . . Rich in detail and character.” —The Plain Dealer “Disturbing. . . . Satisfying entertainment. . . . A bloodstained tapestry of stunning emotional power.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A classic mystery novel. . . . Deft, impressive.” —The New York Times Book Review Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A classic mystery novel…Deft, impressive.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Terrifying psychological horror…One of this year’s best contemporary horror novels…Straub, a master storyteller, weaves a tale that’s rich in detail and character.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “A masterpiece…The most intelligent novel of suspense to come along in years.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Disturbing…Satisfying entertainment…A bloodstained tapestry of stunning emotional power.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “An excellent psychological novel…Straub well understands the dark recesses of the psyche where the personal demons dwell…We may want to turn away…but we cannot because the horror mesmerizes us.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • “Suspenseful and compelling…Mesmerizing…An accelerated rollercoaster read that is totally engrossing…Just when the reader thinks he has the cases figured out, Straub manipulates the plot to expose yet more twists.”

    Chattanooga Times Free Press

  • “Marvelous…Enormously satisfying…Unashamedly designed to fascinate.”

    Sacramento Bee

  • “The best of Peter Straub’s writing.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “The characters are outstanding…They are the story, enshrouded by a nightmare that never lifts. Peter Straub takes bold risks and he succeeds.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “Enomously entertaining and scary…Rich, complex, dark, and tough to put down.”

    New York Daily News

  • A 1994 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 1993 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel

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About the Author

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his two of his novels and a short story collection, 5 Stories; he has also won a World Fantasy Award and an International Horror Guild Award. He received a BA in English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MA from Columbia University.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.