Mary Rose by Geoffrey Girard, Henrietta Meire (Narrator)
Mary Rose Moreland and Simon Blake are the perfect couple: successful young professionals in Philadelphia, attractive, madly in love, and ready to start a life together. When they travel to England for Simon to ask her parents’ permission to marry Mary Rose, he learns an unsettling secret: Mary Rose disappeared when she was a little girl while the family was vacationing on a remote Scottish island. She reappeared mysteriously thirty-three days later in the exact same spot without a scratch on her and no memory of what had happened.
After Simon hears about this disturbing episode in Mary Rose’s childhood, he becomes obsessed with finding out what happened. He proceeds to launch his own investigation and arranges during their honeymoon for them to visit the island where she disappeared. But as Mary Rose’s behavior gets stranger after their engagement, the need for Simon to unlock the truth about her past grows even more urgent. What he uncovers is beyond his most terrifying fears.
Mary Rose is author Geoffrey Girard’s chilling and modern take on a classic ghost story originally written by J. M. Barrie. And for years, master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock attempted to adapt Mary Roseinto a film but was never successful. With this novel, Girard taps into the nightmarish fears that inspired both Barrie and Hitchcock, while also bringing the story to the present day with his own unique voice.
A dark, riveting thriller inspired by the Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to aprehend the killer who nearly destroyed her family and terrorized an entire city twenty years ago.
Caitlin Hendrix has been a detective with the Narcotics Task Force for six months when the unsub—the unknown subject—at the heart of every nightmare she’s ever had reemerges: The Prophet. The killer who terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator of the case and the only person to actually catch a glimpse of the unsub before he disappeared. Twelve murders, all unsolved, his victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their tortured flesh.
Now twenty years later, two bodies are found matching the Prophet’s M.O. Detective Pete Hendrix has never recovered from his failure to catch the Prophet, and now it seems the Satanic killer has set his sights on his daughter.
Determined to decode his twisted messages and stop the carnage, Caitlin ignores her father’s warnings to stay away, drawing closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder. Is it a copycat or can this really be the same Prophet from her childhood? And will Caitlin redeem her father’s failure, or will she sacrifice everything and everyone she loves to catch the killer working his way deeper into the nine circles of Hell?
A Cry from the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks, Teri Clark Linden (Narrator)
Gwen Marcey was tops in her forensic field. Then cancer struck, her husband left, and her teenage daughter engaged in active rebellion. Gwen's best chance to start a new life was a temporary job in Utah reconstructing faces from an 1857 massacre site.
The Mountain Meadows Interpretative Center asked Gwen to reconstruct the faces of three intact bodies that were discovered from the wagon train massacre of more than 120 people by Mormon fanatics calling themselves Avenging Angels. But just as she is nearing completion on her reconstructions, things around the center turn deadly.
Gwen discovers the ritualized murder of a young college student with a stolen identity and is called on by the local police to use her forensic art skills to aid the investigation. Soon she discovers an uncanny resemblance between one of her reconstructions and the death mask of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church. And realizes that she's the next target of the recreated Avenging Angels who believe she has an icon from the grave.
Gwen must weave through a labyrinth of Mormon history, discovering secret societies and festering grudges in a race against time.
Will she be able to stop another massacre?
A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable, Saskia Maarleveld (Narrator), Erin Moon (Narrator),
When her boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit apartment in the ninth arrondissement, Sotheby' s continental furniture specialist April Vaught does not hear "dust" or "rats" or "shuttered for seventy years". She hears Paris. She hears escape. She cannot board the plane fast enough. When she arrives, April quickly learns the apartment is more than just some rich hoarder' s repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a literal goldmine and not just in terms of actual dollars. First, there' s a portrait painted by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque. Then there are letters and diaries and a thousand indications the woman who lived there was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable dEcolletage. Suddenly it' s no longer about the bureau plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It' s about a life. Two lives, actually. With the help of a salty Parisian solicitor and hundreds of private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs her fingers into one woman' s life, April can' t help but take a deeper look into her own.
When two things she left bubbling back in the states begin to boil over, the problems she thought she had suddenly look quaint, more ancient than the shuttered flat. April starts to wonder if in this apartment, in this life, she' ll ever find what she' s looking for.
Between the Tides: by Patti Callahan Henry, Shannon McManus (Narrator)
Forrest Anderson offers a challenge from Catherine’s father: three probing questions that he had planned to put inside a birthday letter to his daughter. But it’s the news that Forrest plans to memorialize her father in an article that includes the family’s time in Seaboro—and the surprising revelation that her father visited there in recent years—that sends Catherine reeling. Hoping to stop Forrest from exposing her family’s secrets, she agrees to accompany him to her once–beloved Lowcountry town—and embarks on a poignant trip into the past…a journey that might lead her into a new life of love, forgiveness, and self-discovery.…