Lyrebird Hill

  • by Anna Romer
  • Narrated by Eloise Oxer
  • 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ruby Cardel has the semblance of a normal life – a loving boyfriend, a career she loves – but in one terrible moment, her life begins to unravel. The discovery that the death of her beloved sister, so many years ago, was not the accident she’d always been told makes her question all she’s known about herself.
Travelling back home to Lyrebird Hill, the beautiful bushland property where she grew up with her mother and sister, Ruby begins to remember the year that has been blocked in her memory. Snatches of her childhood with her beautiful sister, and Ruby’s only friendship – with the boy from the next property, a foster kid she’d play games with in the bush at midnight. Then Ruby uncovers a cache of ancient letters from a long-lost relative, Brenna Magavin, written from her cell in a Tasmanian gaol. Brenna is about to be hanged for murder, and Ruby discovers that her family line is littered with tragedy and violence. As she reads, the gaps in Ruby’s memory come to her. And as she pieces together the shards of truth, what she finally discovers will shock her to the core – about what happened to Jamie that fateful day, and how she died.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not Great, Not Awful.

From the publisher's synopsis and the reviews I read, I was expecting history, romance, and a mystery. I would not have purchased this book if I had known that the story would be more like an "original movie" from a certain cable TV network known for "women's programming" that features stories of stalking, rape, abuse and murder. By the end of the book, it was a real bloodbath. The narration was only "okay," as well. The breathless vocal quality used throughout the book was mildly annoying. It wasn't the worst book I've ever heard. But the death, destruction and violence really wore on me.
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- Victoria

Nice writing... not my favorite genre

This is an interesting story and nicely written, but more a romance ... not a mystery, which I prefer. The intertwining stories of generations involved in relationships can be a little confusing at first, but eventually they all come together. To balance the brutality described, there are some lovely descriptive passages about the natural setting at Lyrebird Hill. The narration Is good.
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- C. Crane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-15-2014
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd