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3.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carol O’Connell Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN:
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Carol O'Connell's last novel, Dead Famous, made multiple best-of-year lists and won critical acclaim nationwide. O'Connell brings a hard edge of greatness to the crime thriller, wrote the San Jose Mercury News. A tough and brilliant action-, wit-, and surprise-packed novel.

But never has Mallory faced as many surprises as in the case before her now. It seems cut-and-dried at first: a burglar has been caught in the act and killed by an ice pick-wielding homeowner. Except that the homeowner turns out to be the most famous lost child in NYPD history, missing for almost 60 years, thought to have been kidnapped following the massacre of her family: five siblings, father, stepmother, nanny, and housekeeper, nearly the entire household wiped out...with an ice pick.

Filled with the intricate plotting and extraordinary characterization that are O'Connell's hallmarks, Winter House is her most powerful, and most astonishing, novel yet. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 KJ | 2/16/2014

    " Oh, dear God. Why does Carol O'Connell not just ensure that the words "Katherine Mallory - she's damaged and dangerous" are engraved as a header or footer on every page of this novel JUST IN CASE we've been too dumb to get the message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K E-R | 2/6/2014

    " As always Mallory's world is filled with interesting characters and plot twists that have you turning pages as fast as you can. I found my self anticipating the next revelation only to find that what I thought I was sure of wasn't exactly correct. I love the interplay between characters, the almost humanization others try to attribute to Mallory. I passed the book on to my daughter, wow what an introduction to Mallory huh? She is now reading all the previous books. An engaging "what happens next?" story that I enjoyed completely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Brian | 2/2/2014

    " Another very enjoyable Mallory novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brigette | 1/27/2014

    " I'm not a big fan of mystery books, but I do enjoy the lead character in this series. Okay, so she's a sociopathic cop who can make you feel like a mouse confronted by a cobra, but hey, what's not to like? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Alden | 1/26/2014

    " Intelligent, witty, and haunted with travedy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 1/17/2014

    " Good - but pretentious writing style would prevent me from picking up another one of her novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Msmithgleasonfoundation.org | 12/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed this one; could read it again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/15/2013

    " If you liked "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," you will also like O'Connell's detective, Mallory. Another asocial personality that has alot of character, is tough, and very skilled. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellece | 3/9/2013

    " One of her VERY BEST!!!!! Wonderful characters!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arwen56 | 1/30/2013

    " Ammetto che in questo periodo ho poco tempo e molti problemi, per cui non dedico alla lettura una grande attenzione. Tuttavia, questo "giallo" fa abbastanza "schifo" e riesce ad annoiare non poco: trama inverosimile, personaggi mal delineati, linguaggio pessimo. Tempo e soldi sprecati. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 5/15/2012

    " So far I've found this to be the weakest of the Mallory series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/28/2012

    " Lots of twists and turns in this whodoneit. Good, but sometimes difficult to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Larsen | 10/29/2011

    " Good audio book for rainy days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/5/2011

    " This is definitely one of my top pics in the Mallory Series. I really, really enjoyed it. I enjoyed what I thought was more of a focus on the mystery this time than on the characters, although there are always gems about them hidden throughout. LOVED this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 2/21/2011

    " Great entry in hte Mallory series. Characters and mystery all good. What I liked most is the continuing evolution of Mallory ad her friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/14/2010

    " Lots of twists and turns in this whodoneit. Good, but sometimes difficult to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sparhawk | 10/20/2009

    " Another excellent read from this author.Excellent series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debi | 7/10/2009

    " got this book based on a recommendation from a friend. The book was good - but I struggled to pay attention. Not sure of this author - but reserving judgement until I read a second book by her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/14/2009

    " This is definitely one of my top pics in the Mallory Series. I really, really enjoyed it. I enjoyed what I thought was more of a focus on the mystery this time than on the characters, although there are always gems about them hidden throughout. LOVED this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 5/7/2009

    " Great entry in hte Mallory series. Characters and mystery all good. What I liked most is the continuing evolution of Mallory ad her friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 3/16/2009

    " Liked it very much, but beware, Mallory exhibits a little more heart in each successive book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siggy | 3/9/2009

    " I'm hopeless as reviews as I gush like a schoolgirl. Sufffice to say this book features in my top ten it's wonderful. It goes from the blackest humour to genuine tragedy, with all stops along the way. "

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About the Author
Author Carol O’Connell

Carol O’Connell is the author of a number of popular crime novels featuring NYPD Detective Kathy Mallory. Some of her others books include The Judas Child, Winter House, Bone By Bone, Shell Game, and The Chalk Girl, which was published in January of 2012.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned sixteen Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.