• Before He Finds Her

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-03-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (4,289 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter. But everyone is wrong. The daughter got away. Now she is nearly eighteen and tired of living in secrecy. Under the name Melanie Denison, she has spent the last fifteen years in small-town West Virginia as part of the Witness Protection Program. She has never been allowed to travel, go to a school dance, or even have internet at home. Precautions must be taken at every turn, because Ramsey Miller was never caught and might still be looking for his daughter. Yet despite strict house rules, Melanie has entered into a relationship with a young teacher at the local high school and is now ten weeks pregnant. She doesn't want her child to live in hiding as she has had to. Defying her guardians and taking matters into her own hands, Melanie returns to Silver Bay in hopes of doing what the authorities have failed to do: find her father before he finds her. Weaving in Ramsey's story in the three days leading up to the brutal crime, Before He Finds Her is a stirring novel about love and faith and fear—and how the most important things can become terribly distorted when we cling to them too fiercely.
©2015 Original Material by Michael Kardos (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Simone on 03-10-17

Better than anticipated

Not a bad story; much better than I anticipated.

I downloaded this book about 4 months ago and then kept putting off reading it. You have to be careful when you delay like this because the mood you were in when you got the book may be long gone by the time it comes to reading it! That was my trouble. Every time I perused my “to read” list, I skipped over it wondering why I bothered in the first place.

All this time later, I finally bit the bullet and I am not disappointed. The story was interesting, I did not see ANY of the twists coming and I was always interested to know what happens next – the perfect trifecta for appreciating a mystery.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Marjorie on 06-20-15

Stellar Mystery, Top Of The Mark

This is one excellent mystery novel. Michael Kardos has written a novel here that is almost impossible to put down. This is a unique story with varying timelines and many twists and turns; also, complex and well-developed characters and relatioinships. The storyline affords the reader a glimpse into the many facets of human nature. Characters are shown to be not just "good" or "bad" but more a complex mix of both. The author manages to show the "flawed" human in all its glory. This novel is exciting and was an unexpected pleasure to listen-to. The reason I did not give this novel five stars for story-line is because the teen-age female protagonist at times seemed too naive for me to fully fathom. Yet, her naivete is easily forgiven in exchange for the intrigue and well-crafted pleasure of this listen. Julia Whelan does a flawless job in narrating.

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