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Publisher's Summary

No one lives forever. But the truth survives us all. Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a long-forgotten murder. The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice. Soon Kate is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious war-time past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace the dead man's footsteps. Finding out the truth is not so simple, however, as only a few people are still alive who know the story...and Kate soon realizes that her questions are putting their lives in danger. Stalked by an unknown and sinister enemy, she must use her tough journalistic instinct to find the answers from the past - before she has to say goodbye to her future.
©2006 Susanna Kearsley (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"The matchless Katherine Kellgren artfully presents this accomplished historical mystery, which shifts in time from WWII to the present day. Young reporter Kate Murray encounters elderly Andrew Deacon, who makes two significant revelations just before he's killed by a hit-and-run driver. Two plotlines follow, one in the past, one in the present: Kellgren touchingly portrays the kind, gentlemanly Deacon in flashbacks involving wartime spies, one of whom is Kate's grandmother. In the present, Kellgren captures the feisty and dedicated journalist as she pursues the complicated story of the spies while following their circuitous route across Europe. Audio is the perfect format for the unexpected transitions of time and setting. Kellgren's best creation is Murray's beloved grandmother, who reluctantly shares painful secrets with her granddaughter and beautifully recounts an unusual love story that will bring tears for what might have been." (AudioFile Magazine)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mari on 01-12-17

Liked the Book - But The Narrator Drove Me Nuts

Like usual, Susanna Kearsley wrote a great book. That's why I had to give the audiobook four stars. However, the narrator's performance drove me crazy. Almost every sentence seemed over performed, but Kellgren only received two stars because I really don't like having the narrator scream the narration at me during intense scenes.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 04-05-17

Really bad reader don't let the sample fool you

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. The story line is fairly good and the book moves along. But the reader has apparently never been to a drama class. Her dramatic emphasis is jarring and would probably be funny in another setting.

I saw other reviews and was warned about the reader, but when I listened to the Audible sample it sounded ok. Don't be fooled, don't waste your money or credits on this one - read the book if you have to know the story.

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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