The Bay at Midnight

  • by Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by Cris Dukehart, Randye Kaye, Julie McKay
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Her family's cottage on the New Jersey shore was a place of freedom and innocence for Julie Bauer - until her 17-year-old sister, Isabel, was murdered. It's been more than 40 years since that August night, but Julie's memories of her sister's death still shape her world. Now someone from her past is raising questions about what really happened that night. About Julie's own complicity. About a devastating secret her mother kept from them all. About the person who went to prison for Izzy's murder - and the person who didn't. Faced with questions and armed with few answers, Julie must gather the courage to revisit her past and untangle the complex emotions that led to one unspeakable act of violence on the bay at midnight.


What the Critics Say

"The story of what really happened unfolds organically and credibly, building to a touching denouement that plumbs the nature of crimes of the heart." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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I liked the characters. I thought the story was good. But the Narration nearly drove me nuts! Every 'he said, she said, I mused' and so on was done in the same tone of voice. Every single one and there were many! I would get bored drift off to sleep and have to rewind and pick up the plot. The story could have stood on its on merit and I would have added a star but not with this type of narration.
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He said, She said

The "he said, she said" of Julie's narrator would have been better left unsaid, very distracting! Once I stopped wincing, the book was enjoyable and the story intriguing.
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- Marlene Mouchette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio