When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain audiobook

When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel

By Paula McLain
Read by Marin Ireland

Random House Audio 9780593237892

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780593345207

  • ISBN: 9780593345207

Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

People Pick of the Week

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick


Anna Hart is a seasoned missing-persons detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the darkest side of human nature. When tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna, desperate and numb, flees to the Northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. She lived there as a child with her beloved foster parents, and now she believes it might be the only place left for her. Yet the day she arrives, she learns that a local teenage girl has gone missing.

The crime feels frighteningly reminiscent of the most crucial time in Anna’s childhood, when the unsolved murder of a young girl touched Mendocino and changed the community forever. As past and present collide, Anna realizes that she has been led to this moment. The most difficult lessons of her life have given her insight into how victims come into contact with violent predators. As Anna becomes obsessed with saving the missing girl, she must accept that true courage means getting out of her own way and learning to let others in.

Weaving together actual cases of missing persons, trauma theory, and a hint of the metaphysical, this propulsive and deeply affecting novel tells a story of fate, necessary redemption, and what it takes, when the worst happens, to reclaim our lives—and our faith in one another.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] stunning crime novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The kind of heart-pounding conclusion that thriller fans crave…In the end, a book full of darkness lands with a message of hope.” New York Times Book Review
“McLain’s emotionally intense and exceptionally well-written thriller entwines its fictional crime with real cases.” People
“Not only an engrossing psychological thriller, but crime fiction of the highest order.” Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Paula McLain

Author Bio: Paula McLain

Paula McLain is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels and a memoir and two collections of poetry. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Good Housekeeping, O: The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, the London Guardian, and the Huffington Post.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English