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

  • ISBN: 9798200808977

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

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

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 well-being 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

“Gripping, frightening, swift as a bullet. The last hundred pages could give you whiplash.” Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Captures the darker aspects of being the extremely privileged cyber capital of the world.” Alice LaPlante, New York Times bestselling author
“A moving exploration of motherhood and money, danger and deception, privilege and pretense.” Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author
“Fast-paced and smart.” Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author
“Richmond crafts a satisfying ending…[with] gifted storytelling and Lina’s compelling self-discovery.” Booklist (starred review)
“[A] sharply written, subtly satirical thriller.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Therese Plummer leads listeners through a twisted thriller… Plummer portrays Lina as a combination of serious FBI agent and concerned mother. Her well-performed narration keeps the listener engaged from the beginning to the truly surprising conclusion.” AudioFile
“The overlay of international spy craft on suburban California…is surprisingly effective. Richmond also has fun by including a question from the Wonder Test at the beginning of each chapter, emphasizing the ridiculously competitive world of affluent high schools.” Kirkus Reviews
“A two-in-one winner: a gripping thriller set in a Stepford-esque California suburb and a story of surviving loss and building family bonds. With a realistic protagonist, well-described setting, and an uber-creepy villain.” Library Journal
“The plot twists kept me riveted until the small hours of the morning.” Vendela Vida, author of We Run the Tides

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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