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Valley of Ashes Lib/E: 4 Audio CD – Unabridged, 14 August 2012

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  • Publisher : Hachette Book Group; Unabridged edition (14 August 2012)
  • Language : English
  • Audio CD : 9 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1619691299
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1619691292
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

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A funny and sad novel about a woman trying to establish an identity for herself...The tone is reminiscent of Janet Evanovich's novels...A fast-paced, well-written book.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

Fire-both literal and figurative-threatens to consume everything in Madeline Dare's life in Read's wrenching fourth suspense novel...There's an inevitable sense of doom throughout, which Read doles out in perfectly proportioned doses.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

Read's dialog and character and scene descriptions are compelling, and the narrative is touching, humorous, and moves at a satisfying and suspenseful pace. Fans of Read's series and readers fond of Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn, and Nicci French will enjoy this latest outing.

-- "Library Journal"

The sharpest humor comes with a pinch of suffering, and Madeline Dare suffers big time in Cornelia Read's new mystery about this fugitive socialite from Oyster Bay, Long Island...Madeline is funny when she's depressed ('I'm fat, my marriage is tanking, and I want to run away with the circus'), but the only person who appreciates her bleak humor is a friend with domestic issues of her own ('I just want to be a widow. Is that so wrong?').

-- "New York Times"

With remarkable originality, she scores again in a novel that transcends genre and leaves the reader spellbound.

-- "Richmond Times-Dispatch"

About the Author

Cornelia Read is the author of Valley of Ashes, Invisible Boy, and The Crazy School. Read's first novel, A Field of Darkness, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Hillary Huber is one of the most successful voice talents in Los Angeles. Recent books read for Blackstone Audio include Him, Her, Him Again, the End of Him by Patricia Marx, A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read, and A Map of Glass by Jane Urquhart.

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