Prom, pups, and deadly murders? In the wake of her relationship’s break, Olivia is beginning to fear she might grow old with only Goodwin and a pack of dogs by her side. But even the unconditional love of puppies can’t shield Olivia from the single most important event in Lexingburg´s social calendar: prom. The roses, romance, and ridiculously priced restaurants seem to be rubbing salt in Olivia’s romantic wounds - reminding her at every turn that Andrew is leaving her. While trying to shut the door on the mess of her relationship, Olivia accidentally opens the door to a murder investigation. Olivia’s friend, the owner of a boutique dog food brand, has been killed at her warehouse - bludgeoned with a side of beef. Olivia tries to run off her emotions but only stumbles upon the main murder suspect acting suspicious. She sees this as a sign. If she can’t solve her romantic problems, she can solve the murder of her good friend. Now, Olivia finds herself in an ever more tangled web of lies, secrets, and jealousy, both recent and decades old. Who knew dog food could cause as much drama as a high school dance? But the further Olivia wades into the crime, the more she realizes prom isn’t just the main event of the season - it’s motivation for murder.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Machelle Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116487/bk_acx0_116487_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of publishing sensation The Mourning Hours comes a powerful new novel that explores every parent’s worst nightmare... The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal, happy family. Curtis is a physics teacher at a local high school. His wife, Kathleen, restores furniture for upscale boutiques. Daniel is away at college on a prestigious music scholarship, and 12-year-old Olivia is a happy-go-lucky kid whose biggest concern is passing her next math test. And then comes the middle-of-the-night phone call that changes everything. Daniel has been killed in what the police are calling a ´´freak´´ road accident, and the remaining Kaufmans are left to flounder in their grief. The anguish of Daniel´s death is isolating, and it´s not long before this once-perfect family finds itself falling apart. As time passes and the wound refuses to heal, Curtis becomes obsessed with the idea of revenge, a growing mania that leads him to pack up his life and his anxious teenage daughter and set out on a collision course to right a wrong. An emotionally charged novel, The Fragile World is a journey through America´s heartland and a family´s brightest and darkest moments, exploring the devastating pain of losing a child and the beauty of finding healing in unexpected ways. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy, Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006523/bk_brll_006523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Olivia Shields is a new resident to Carlisle Bay, Connecticut, after having traveled the world as a professional ballet dancer. Dancing was her life. Chasing performance dreams is all she´s ever known or planned for. Now, she is starting anew. She didn´t expect to be a boutique manager at 31, but it´s better than spinning out into the abyss of the unknown. Being in Carlisle has brought solace to her listless soul.Brady Carlisle has recently returned to Carlisle Bay, his hometown. He has spent the last decade in California, designing and patenting surfboards, playing guitar, and singing for anyone who cared to listen. Becoming his own man, without relying on the Carlisle name and money is all he´s ever wanted. He now owns a bait and tackle store by day and spends his evenings playing guitar on his deck or sailing along the bay or over the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic. They discovered love for the first time 13 years earlier when Olivia spent the summer before college living with her aunt in Carlisle Bay. Will the pain of the past keep them apart, or will moonlit summer evenings lead them back to each others´ hearts? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meg Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129359/bk_acx0_129359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.