The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond audiobook

The Wonder Test: A Novel

By Michelle Richmond
Read by Thérèse Plummer

Blackstone Publishing 9780802158505

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665074339

  • ISBN: 9781665074322

  • ISBN: 9781665074346

  • Available on 09/06/2021

    ISBN: 9798200808977

Runtime: 11.67 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Escaping New York City and the espionage case that made her question everything, recently widowed FBI Agent Lina Connerly returns home to sell the house she has inherited in Greenfield, California. With her teenage son Rory, Lina hopes to reassemble her life, reevaluate her career, and find a clear way forward. Adrift and battling insomnia, she discovers that her father’s sleepy hometown has been transformed into a Silicon Valley suburb on steroids, obsessed with an annual exam called the Wonder Test.

When students at her son’s high school go missing, reappearing under mysterious circumstances on abandoned beaches, Lina must summon her strength and her investigative instincts, pushing her own ethical boundaries to the limits in order to solve the crimes. Meanwhile, an old espionage case called Red Vine keeps calling her back into the fold. While Lina struggles to balance her new role as a single mother and the complex counterintelligence puzzles she is so adept at solving, Greenfield’s shadowy dangers creep closer to her own home.

The Wonder Test is a searing view of a culture that puts the wellbeing of children at risk for advancement and prestige, and a captivating story of the lengths a mother will go for her son.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The overlay of international spycraft on suburban California, whose shiny facade conceals the most heinous of sins and vanities, is surprisingly effective…The plot is sound, the action exciting, and the characters resoundingly human.” Kirkus Reviews
“Richmond crafts a satisfying ending, while her gifted storytelling and Lina’s compelling self-discovery will spur readers to root for more Lina Connerly adventures.” Booklist (starred review)
“The Wonder Test features a terrific, clever, and timely concept, and Lina Connerly, a loving mother, is also exactly the kind of tough-as-nails heroine to chase down the truth. Gripping, frightening, swift as a bullet. The last hundred pages could give you whiplash.” Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A moving exploration of motherhood and money, danger and deception, privilege and pretense. Michelle Richmond delivers the perfect thinking person’s page-turner: smart, suspenseful, layered. I couldn’t put it down.” Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author
“The Wonder Test deftly explores the underbelly of San Francisco, the pressures of Silicon Valley, and the love between a mother and her teenage son. I was captivated by the novel’s simultaneously tough and tender protagonist, FBI agent Lina Connerly, and the plot twists kept me riveted until the small hours of the morning. After this, I’ll read anything Michelle Richmond writes.” Vendela Vida, author of We Run the Tides
“Fast-paced and smart, thoughtful and full of heart. I never thought a book could combine the thrilling twists of a Sue Grafton novel and the literary complexity of the best Tana French, but Michelle Richmond has done it. The Wonder Test is a triumph and a joy.” Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author
“The Wonder Test paints a rich, complex picture of the San Francisco Bay Area that both resonates with its natural beauty and captures the darker aspects of being the extremely privileged cyber capital of the world.” Alice LaPlante, New York Times bestselling author

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Michelle Richmond

Author Bio: Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels and story collections, including The Marriage Pact, Golden State, The Year of Fog, and Hum. She received the Truman Capote Prize for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Short Story. Her books have been published in thirty languages.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 11.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English