Winter House : Kathy Mallory

  • by Carol O'Connell
  • Narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Series: Kathy Mallory
  • 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Carol O'Connell's last novel, Dead Famous, made multiple best-of-year lists and won critical acclaim nationwide. "O'Connell brings a hard edge of greatness to the crime thriller," wrote the San Jose Mercury News. "A tough and brilliant action-, wit-, and surprise-packed novel." But never has Mallory faced as many surprises as in the case before her now. It seems cut-and-dried at first: a burglar has been caught in the act and killed by an ice pick-wielding homeowner. Except that the homeowner turns out to be the most famous lost child in NYPD history, missing for almost 60 years, thought to have been kidnapped following the massacre of her family: five siblings, father, stepmother, nanny, and housekeeper, nearly the entire household wiped out...with an ice pick. Filled with the intricate plotting and extraordinary characterization that are O'Connell's hallmarks, Winter House is her most powerful, and most astonishing, novel yet.

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What the Critics Say

"Vivid prose keeps the pages turning in this intricate tale of betrayal, buried secrets, and lives chopped short in the name of greed." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A disappointing read

I forced my way through the first half of the book, always hoping that the characters would evolve into "real" people. Mallory must be the most irritating heroine ever - rude, nasty and too imperious for my taste. I can't remember who said a good story should have a beginning, a middle and an end. This book does not. It meanders
through 60 years as though time has no meaning. I didn't care what happened to any of the characters, so I never read the last half. Do you get the feeling I didn't like it?
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- Judy

VERY GOOD!

Great story! Mallory sounds like a crazy but very intersting cop. Liked the flow and the character development.
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- Vermont "Amazon fan"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2004
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.