The Undertaker’s Daughter by Sara Blaedel audiobook

The Undertaker’s Daughter

By Sara Blaedel
Read by Molly Parker Myers

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9781455541119

The Family Secrets Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549170379

  • ISBN: 9781549170348

  • ISBN: 9781538521557

Runtime: 8.66 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

A Midwest Booksellers Association Pick of the Month

A new thrilling suspense novel from #1 international bestselling author Sara Blaedel, author of The Forgotten Girls

Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen, until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence. Her father—who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago—has died. And he’s left her something in his will: his funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin.

Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn’t heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit the funeral home and go through her father’s things—hoping for some insight into his new life in America—before preparing the business for a quick sale.

But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder and a killer who seems to still be very much alive, the undertaker’s daughter realizes she might be in over her head.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Molly Meyers capably takes listeners on this exploration of childhood and the struggle of midlife. She alternates between male and female characters with grace…[and] delivers descriptions of Wisconsin scenery and Ilka’s ups and downs in a serene voice that serves a story that centers on soul-searching. She’ll keep listeners eager to hear if Ilka identifies the killer and finds happiness in Wisconsin.” AudioFile
“Compelling and unique, The Undertaker’s Daughter delves into a dark and fascinating world rarely explored in suspense fiction.” Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
“The Danish crime novelist takes a trip Stateside in this exhilaratingly morbid tale.” Oprah.com
“Most amateur sleuths hold down professional jobs to support their unofficial detective work. Blaedel has come up with an especially challenging occupation for Jensen, but this six-foot-tall Viking goddess is strong enough to carry it all by herself.” New York Times
“Ilka is a complex and interesting character.” RT Book Reviews
“While Nordic noir is often dark and dreary, this is a lighter entry that doesn’t lose any of the suspense that marks the genre. A great start for mystery lovers looking to dip a toe into international intrigue.” Library Journal
“The premise of this novel is undeniably intriguing, and Ilka’s physical and emotional awkwardness make her a likable character.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Sara Blaedel

Author Bio: Sara Blaedel

Sara Blaedel is the author of the #1 internationally bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick, as well as several stand-alone novels. Her books are published in thirty-three countries. Blaedel was voted Denmark’s most popular novelist for the fourth time in 2014. She is also a recipient of the Golden Laurel, Denmark’s most prestigious literary award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 8.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English