The Year of Fog

  • by Michelle Richmond
  • Narrated by Carrington Macduffie
  • 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Here is the truth, this is what I know: I was walking on the beach with Emma. It was cold and very foggy. She let go of my hand. I stopped to photograph a baby seal, then glanced up toward the Great Highway. When I looked back, she was gone."From this devastating moment unfolds the spellbinding story of Abby Mason - photographer, fiancée, soon-to-be stepmother - and the consequences of her greatest error. Heartbreaking, uplifting, and beautifully told, it is a riveting tale of how life can change in an instant, of the search for the truth behind a child's disappearance, and of one woman's unwavering faith in the redemptive power of love.


What the Critics Say

"[A] page-turner with a philosophical bent." (Booklist)
"The book is beautifully paced; one feels Abby's clarity of purpose from the first page." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

a lot of promise

I enjoyed this book for the most part -- it had echoes of "The Weight of Water" but lacked the literary tightness. Still, one is drawn into the story, wanting and caring to know the outcome.

I thought the protagonist, Abby, was a sympathetically portrayed character whose distress and subsequent actions after a momentary lapse of supervision over a small girl were believable, and that readers/listeners can readily relate to her overwhelming feelings of guilt and confusion. The introductory passages to the chapters were intriguing, and I hope that the author's future writing will reflect more of the ambiguity of life and less of the "tie up all the loose ends" like a TV drama.

In short, I don't think you would be disappointed in this book or regret spending money on it, but you may find some irksome - though not critical - flaws.
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- Amber

A little disappointing

What was most disappointing about Michelle Richmond’s story?

Nothing happened until the end. It was Abby searching everyday for almost a year with nothing. Several side trips of her life which had nothing to do with the story. I wouldn't recommend it. Strange ending

What aspect of Carrington Macduffie’s performance would you have changed?

She was ok

What character would you cut from The Year of Fog?


Any additional comments?

There were many loopholes. Some of the happenings just didn't have any meaning to the story. Finding Emma's shoe, then nothing? It was basically boring. It could have been exciting

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- Noma

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.