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Molly Murphy - now Molly Sullivan - is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She’s restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn’t hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective. On the same day, Molly learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month.
Refusing to let Molly help with the kidnapping investigation, Daniel sends her away to spend the summer with his mother. But even in the quiet, leafy suburbs, Molly’s own pending motherhood makes her unable to ignore these missing children. What she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her life - and that of her baby - in danger.
The Family Way, the latest entry in Rhys Bowen’s best-selling Molly Murphy series, will delight fans and win over newcomers with its elegantly plotted mystery, atmospheric historical detail, and vivid characters.
©2013 Rhys Bowen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By Alice on 04-01-14

Anyone else finding Daniel insufferable?

What was most disappointing about Rhys Bowen’s story?

I am only halfway through and Molly and Daniel's relationship is driving me into rages. He is acting like an insufferable, tyrannical parent and she is acting like a sneaky pre-teen. She agrees to his controlling ultimatums and then goes out and takes stupid risks. The talk past each other. I don't think "that's how it was then" is a good enough excuse. Shakespeare, Dickens, and Austen, among many others, portray healthy, balanced marital partnerships.

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By Whatsczup? on 09-18-14

Great book, great story but bad noise edits.

I've never heard pages turned or the narrator taking a drink of water in any other

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By Caroline Power on 04-20-17

I wish she'd dump Daniel

Would you try another book written by Rhys Bowen or narrated by Nicola Barber?

Yes, I love both.

What will your next listen be?

The next in the series as i'm hoping he dies off or Molly finds a new love.

Which character – as performed by Nicola Barber – was your favourite?

Molly, definitely. Also Sid and Gus.

Do you think The Family Way needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Of course

Any additional comments?

Daniel is an arrogant misogynist and his character is really grating on me.

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