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Eight years ago, Elliott Nash’s daughter was murdered. Since then, everything the brilliant former criminal psychologist had is a memory - his child, his career, his wife, and his home. Now he lives on the streets around Washington, DC, with only a bottomless well of guilt and nightmares to make him feel alive. Until Amy Scowcroft solicits his help.
She refuses to believe that her daughter, Lacey, who was kidnapped a year before, is dead. To the police, it’s a case gone cold. To Elliott, it’s redemption. In fact, Amy has stumbled upon an unnerving new clue: Lacey is just one of seven children from broken homes who vanished near their birthdays. Right now, it’s all they have to run with. Right now, they have no idea where the chase will lead.
As Elliott navigates the streets he knows so well, he and Amy will discover how dark they are—and how many secrets they conceal. Because in a search this harrowing, everybody has something to hide.
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By shelley on 03-21-18
Great Author, Great Book...
Why doesn't Matthew Iden write more books? He is such a talented author. I love his Marty Singer series and wish they would make more than three available on Audible. If you've never listened to them do yourself a favor and get them. They're worth your time and credit!
The publisher's summary for this book is excellent. This book is so suspenseful and so well written. The characters are fleshed out and the developing (non sexual) relationship between the protagonists (Elliot & Amy) is very natural and believable.
The antagonist's mental illness is also detailed. At times I kind of felt sympathy as Iden gives the Who, What, When, Where , How and Why the person is doing these things.
The end is slightly melancholy, can't say anymore. I don't want to spoil this wonderful book for anyone.
James Anderson Foster does an excellent job narrating.
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By Wayne on 03-22-18
Difficult subject matter
Birthday Girl is a powerful novel with great narration, but listening to it is painful due to the subject matter. I pre-ordered this novel because I have become a fan of author Matthew Iden who does write mostly dark novels. Is this the first novel in the Eliott Crosby Stills Nash (yes, that is the protagonist's name) series?
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