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Author: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen Narrator: Paul Baymer Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781478938613
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After one night’s deadly mistake, a man will go to any lengths to save his family and his reputation.

Neurosurgeon Eitan Green has the perfect life—married to a beautiful police officer and father of two young boys. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene.

When the victim’s widow knocks at Eitan’s door the next day, holding his wallet and divulging that she knows what happened, Eitan discovers that her price for silence is not money. It is something else entirely, something that will shatter Eitan’s safe existence and take him into a world of secrets and lies he could never have anticipated.

Waking Lions is a gripping, suspenseful, and morally devastating drama of guilt and survival, shame and desire from a remarkable young author on the rise.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A classy, suspenseful tale of survival where the good guys and the bad guys are harder to distinguish than you might think.”

    Times (London)

  • “Offers a commentary on privilege and otherness, challenging readers to confront their own blind spots and preconceptions…Readers will be rewarded by [its] exhilarating, cinematic finale.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Immensely suspenseful…[This] alarmingly realistic and superbly written novel will leave readers wondering what they might be capable of under duress.”

    Shelf Awareness (starred review)

  • “An intense moral thriller…The twists upon twists upon twists in this story…will have readers yelping out loud.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A moment’s inattention upends multiple lives in Gundar-Goshen’s powerful thriller…The psychological complications match the plot ones and will please Ruth Rendell fans.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Mesmerizing…It uses the format of a thriller to study the almost unbridgeable gap between insider and outsider.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Deep-voiced Paul Boehmer narrates this police procedural… Boehmer’s reading echoes the emotional drama of a guilty conscience. He delivers both thoughts and dialogue with barely discernable Israeli and African accents…Boehmer works hard to dramatize the horror of lies, secrets, and the ramifications of one careless act.”


  • Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Award Winner
  • BookPage Top Pick of 10 Women to Watch
  • New York Magazine Top 10 Books for February

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