This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series. West Cork is FREE through May 9, 2018.
The beautiful and mysterious Sophie Toscan du Plantier, the wife of a famous French film producer, felt at peace in the wind-swept, craggy corners of West Cork. But on the night of Dec. 23, 1996, the 39-year-old was viciously bludgeoned steps from her idyllic white-washed cottage on the edge of the Atlantic. This Audible Original explores the case that has haunted Ireland ever since. Did the inexperienced local police bungle the crime scene? Why was the elusive Sophie away from her husband and child on the eve of Christmas eve? And then there’s the prime suspect, arrested twice but never convicted of any crime, though now a notorious figure wherever he goes. In the tradition of S-Town and Serial, this is a true crime drama that takes stock of it all: The harsh landscape, its people, the media circus, efforts to discover the truth, and those interested in covering it all up.
Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.
This debut thriller is getting crazy buzz from some of the biggest names in the business: Gillian Flynn, Stephen King, Ruth Ware, and Louise Penny. With a major film from Fox already in the works, The Woman in the Window is bound to be one of the biggest debuts of the year. And for good reason, A.J. Finn twists the boundaries of a taught reality within an inch of it's life, delivering a thriller that is unlike any other.
From the outside, the Davenports look like any other family living a completely ordinary life - until that devastating day when five-year-old Jonah is killed, and the family is torn apart. As the fury of guilt engulfs them, the Davenports slowly start to unravel, one by one. Losing her son forces Rachel to withdraw into a frayed, fuzzy reality. Her husband, Sam, tries to remain stoic, but he's consumed by regret with the choices he's made. Eden mourns her brother, while desperately fighting to regain a sense of normalcy.
And perfect narration! I was getting a bit tired of my usual mystery books which are sometimes quite dark. This book was a wonderful change. Loved every minute of it!