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Author: Vicki Delany Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Constable Molly Smith Series Release Date: March 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481584180

Publisher Description

In the bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia, a young woman is found dead of a heroin overdose, her baby lying at her side. While this should be an open-and-shut drug case, restraint marks on the victim suggest that the death might not have been completely accidental. As the investigation into the young woman’s death—and life—grows, the case becomes increasingly personal for Probationary Constable Molly Smith and Sergeant John Winters. Only two things are known about the dead woman, that her first name is Ashley and that she has a three-month-old baby boy. Who was she? Was this just a drug deal gone wrong, or is there something more sinister at play? Smith’s mother, Lucky, has taken in the orphaned baby. Does he hold the key to solving his mother’s murder?

Meanwhile, Winters’ wife, Eliza, is considering accepting a modeling contract with the same resort development that seems to be ripping apart their close-knit community. Has the disagreement pushed a member of this quiet community to murder?

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  • “Engaging…Delaney explores the social dynamics of a small mountain community as well as deftly handling the plot’s twists and turns as it builds to a pulse-pounding conclusion.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Young Constable Molly Smith…is delicately portrayed by narrator Carrington MacDuffie… MacDuffie…portrays Molly’s newly growing confidence in her career, as well as her arm’s-length relationship with her former-hippie parents, who are humorously caught between their loyalty to their daughter and their instinct to fight the Establishment.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Molly, a dedicated cop determined to succeed in what is primarily a man’s profession, makes an engaging lead character.”

    - Booklist
  • “Intertwined subplots, complex characters, and an easy prose style make this a great follow-up to Delany’s debut.”

    - Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I listened to this book on cd's. Great story and reader. The pace and number of characters is perfect for an audio book. I "read" the first book in the series and enjoy the character development through the series. "

    - Sherry, 12/31/2013
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Oh man, this book was horrible. There were so many little details that didn't make sense. I think the author took every idea she ever had for a book and wrote Valley of the Lost. "

    - Vicki, 12/18/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 2nd in Molly Smith - probationary Constable in British Columbia. Like the characters, writing style. Easy read. "

    - Ruth, 10/27/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read this one out of order but still enjoyed it. Like books by Rita Mae Brown one comes to know the characters that appear from one book to another. In this one a squalling baby is found next to a dead woman. "

    - MJ, 5/15/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I am enjoying this series...look forward to the next! "

    - Christine, 5/3/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Really enjoying this series now I've got my head round the whole listening thing. Set in a totally unfamiliar area, makes me want to investigate further "

    - Bettynz, 2/4/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Perhaps because I started reading book 2 in this series instead of book 1, I had a hard time getting into the series. It took until the second half of the book before I cared about Molly, her mother Lucky, and the baby they had rescued. "

    - CLM, 11/27/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " excellent (except for the pronunciation by the reader) "

    - Redjoy, 4/30/2012
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Very slow. By the time I was near the end, I didn't care what happened. I just wanted to finish the book. "

    - Karen, 11/29/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the next story in the Constable Molly Smith series. "

    - Amy, 11/28/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A lot of red herrings to get through before it all comes together in the final 80 pages. Not as good as her first book. "

    - Renee, 7/21/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book more so than Delany's first Molly Smith book. Now I'm ready for the next one. "

    - Patricia, 5/9/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a light read yet with an interesting plot that kept you intrigued. The characters were all good with the potential for more growth in the next novels. Another good Canadian mystery. "

    - Veronica, 4/18/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A lot of red herrings to get through before it all comes together in the final 80 pages. Not as good as her first book. "

    - Renee, 3/11/2011
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Oh man, this book was horrible. There were so many little details that didn't make sense. I think the author took every idea she ever had for a book and wrote Valley of the Lost. "

    - Vicki, 11/15/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Perhaps because I started reading book 2 in this series instead of book 1, I had a hard time getting into the series. It took until the second half of the book before I cared about Molly, her mother Lucky, and the baby they had rescued. "

    - CLM, 10/11/2009
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the next story in the Constable Molly Smith series. "

    - Amy, 6/1/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book more so than Delany's first Molly Smith book. Now I'm ready for the next one. "

    - Patricia, 4/2/2009

About the Author

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestselling author in the United States. She writes novels in four cozy mystery series: the Tea by the Sea mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, the Year-Round Christmas mysteries and, as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series. She is the recipient of the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award for contributions to Canadian crime writing, and her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis awards. She is a past president of Crime Writers of Canada and a co-organizer of Women Killing It, a crime writing festival.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.