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2.99234693877551 out of 52.99234693877551 out of 52.99234693877551 out of 52.99234693877551 out of 52.99234693877551 out of 5 2.99 (392 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barbara Holloway Mysteries Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455181971
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When a well-bred client hands Barbara Holloway a large retainer and asks for complete anonymity, the Oregon attorney is both intrigued and suspicious. The woman, a respected music professor and member of a group that sponsors worthy causes involving women, wants Barbara to defend Carol Fredricks, a gifted young pianist who stands accused of murdering the manager of a piano bar.

Not long ago, Barbara heard Carol play, and that is enough to convince her to take the case. But now the questions are coming faster than the answers. And how can Barbara explain the oddly incomplete picture she gets of the young woman herself? Soon Barbara is convinced that her client is not only innocent but being framed by ruthless foes who will stop at nothing to keep the past buried. However, proving the case and keeping her client safe will require every drop of Barbara’s notoriously fierce determination to get at the truth, an unbidden truth that may just damn them both.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unlike most writers of legal thrillers, Wilhelm cares as much about her characters as she does about her courtrooms—which is why her books are such genuine pleasures.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “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

  • “Wilhelm is 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 Linda | 1/22/2014

    " Legal suspense book---first I've read by Wilhelm, will definitely read her other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/21/2014

    " Once again a great mystery from Kate Wilhelm. I'm addicted to the Barbara Holloway series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/15/2014

    " FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC!!!!! This whole Barbara Holloway series was Great! Kate Wilhelm "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 1/8/2014

    " So far all of these Barbara Holloway mysteries have been spell binding. I love them, only wish there were more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/22/2013

    " Stayed up too late finishing this one... it got to that point in the tale where I just couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 12/21/2013

    " excellent, tense with psychology, amnesia, courtroom drama "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerianne Hannibal | 12/2/2013

    " not really a who dunit because you know early on who the bad guys are; pretty engrossing due to skill of the writer in drawing you in, but no huge surprises "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/14/2013

    " As always, an intriguing plot in which interesting characters are involved in a complex set of circumstances and Barbara Holloway and her team save the day. Very enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marva | 11/13/2013

    " This is the first time I read one of Kate Wilhelm's mysteries. I'll definitely be reading others. This is particularly fun for me since I live in the same town as Ms. Wilhelm and the book is set in our hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Fun to see mentions of places I know and go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mischelle | 12/28/2012

    " All these twists and turns was so exciting! I only put this book down to shower and eat. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marcie | 12/18/2012

    " Really, really boring. The author sucked out any life and potential this book had with very bland writing and poor character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricardo | 6/14/2012

    " This felt like a renewal or refreshing of Kate Wilhelm's writing. The last couple of books were not nearly as good as the first ones, and I was starting to wonder if she was suffering from "Stephen King" syndrome. Fortunately, I was wrong. This was actually a very good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 9/25/2010

    " Had gotten away from this series, somehow. I'm glad to be back. Always a good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcie | 6/14/2010

    " I don't read many legal mysteries (can't think of one I've read), but a friend loaned me this prior to another flight for which I was literarily unprepared. I really enjoyed reading it, and if it was cliche or predictable for its genre, I was blissfully unaware. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Birum | 4/5/2010

    " Maybe a new mystery series for me? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/4/2010

    " A particularly good stew of the usual successful elements in the books in this series: good characters, good story well told, convincing plot twists. A pleasure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizziet | 9/3/2009

    " It was a good book with a small twist. It is about a girl who is charged with murder but doesn't remember anything before she was 8 years old. Slow at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marina | 10/8/2008

    " I'm enjoying the Barbara Holloway series. Sort of the perfect amount of interest to keep me entertained but not enough drama to stress me out. Plus they're set in Oregon. She doesn't talk about the area nearly enough for my taste, but it's a bonus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 8/5/2008

    " Very good legal mystery/thriller. Reminded me of John Grisham's books. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.