Children in the Morning: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 5 : Collins-Burke

  • by Anne Emery
  • Narrated by Christian Rummel
  • Series: Collins-Burke
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Beau Delaney, the Halifax hotshot whose exploits are the subject of a new Hollywood film, is charged with the murder of his wife, Peggy, it’s lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins who takes the case. But when Beau’s family dynamics and the appearance of a mysterious child alert Monty that his client is keeping secrets, others join in to help keep Beau from a life in prison.
Monty’s pal Father Brennan Burke has a hand in the investigation, as does Monty’s estranged wife, Maura. Watching all this is Normie, Monty and Maura’s daughter, who has the gift of second sight. When she starts having visions that involve Beau, she can’t tell whether they reflect something he’s done in the past or something he might do in the future. It then becomes clear that Normie and Monty must rely on each other to discover the truth about Peggy’s death.


What the Critics Say

"[T]best of the series. It has a solid plot, good characters and a very strange child who has visions." (Globe and Mail)
"By having Normie tell the story, Arthur Ellis Award-winning Emery allows readers to walk beside the girl as she deals with her second sight, the abuse of other children, and the anguish she feels when the peace of her home life is threatened. Not since Robert K. Tannenbaum's Lucy Karp, a young woman who talks with saints, have we seen a more poignant rendering of a female child with unusual powers." (Library Journal)


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Good listen. Reader's ability to change characters

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios