Penumbra by Carolyn Haines audiobook

Penumbra

By Carolyn Haines
Read by Suehyla El-Attar

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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978667365

  • ISBN: 9781978667365

Runtime: 8.99 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Jade Dupree is a beautician and an undertaker's assistant with a gift for smoothing the ravages of death from the faces of her clientele. But her strange talent isn't the only thing that sets her apart from the townspeople of tiny Drexel, Mississippi. Jade is half-black and the unacknowledged bastard daughter of Drexel's "first lady", the imperious Lucille Longier. Jade's half sister, the pale, fragile, and legitimate Marlena, is married to Lucas Bramlett, the wealthiest man in the region.

While the entire town knows of the blood bond between the two women, no one dares speak the truth out loud. Though her talents as a hairdresser are highly sought after by Drexel's elite, Jade accepts that she'll never truly be part of the town and lives her life the best she can. But on one hot summer day in 1952, Jade's world is turned inside out when Marlena, on a tryst with her lover, is savagely beaten and her young daughter kidnapped. Determined to find her niece before it's too late, Jade accepts help from a white sheriff's deputy Frank Kimble. The forbidden attraction that ignites between them threatens to add to the violence already brewing in town.

Carolyn Haines has written several acclaimed mysteries, but here she mines much darker, more serious territory, resulting in a suspenseful, lyrical, passionate, and literary crime novel.

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Author Bio: Carolyn Haines

Author Bio: Carolyn Haines

Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy books, including the popular Sarah Booth Delaney Mississippi Delta mystery series. A native of Mississippi, Haines writes in multiple genres. She’s a recipient of the 2010 Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing and the 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. She has also been honored by Suspense and RT Book Reviews for best mystery series. An animal advocate, Haines founded a small 501c3 rescue, Good Fortune Farm Refuge. She cares for nine dogs, nine cats, and six horses.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English