Girl in the Dark by Marion Pauw audiobook

Girl in the Dark: A Novel

By Marion Pauw
Read by Emily Sutton-Smith and Scott Merriman

Brilliance Audio
8.91 Hours 1
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An award-winning, internationally bestselling author makes her American debut with this taut, riveting domestic drama with the compulsive intensity of The Good Girl, The Pocket Wife, and The Stranger, about a long-lost brother convicted of a horrifying crime and a sister’s fight to clear his name. A single mother and lawyer, Iris has a colorful caseload, a young son with behavior issues, and a judgmental mother. She also has a brother—shocking news she uncovers by accident. Why did her mother lie to her for her entire life? Why did she hide the existence of Ray Boelens from her? Curious about this sibling she has never known, Iris begins to search for long-buried truths. What she discovers surprises—and horrifies—her. Her older brother is autistic—and in prison for brutally murdering his neighbor and her daughter. Visiting Ray, she meets a man who looks heartbreakingly like her own son. A man who is devoted to his tropical fish and who loves baking bread. A man whose naiveté unnerves her. There is no question that Ray is odd and obsessive, unable to communicate like the rest of us. But is he really a killer? Told in the alternative voices of Ray and Iris, Girl in the Dark is a compulsive thriller about lies, murder, and the tenacity of a family determined to stay together even as they are pulled apart at the most vulnerable seams.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An award-winning, internationally bestselling author makes her American debut with this taut, riveting domestic drama with the compulsive intensity of The Good Girl, The Pocket Wife, and The Stranger, about a long-lost brother convicted of a horrifying crime and a sister’s fight to clear his name.

A single mother and lawyer, Iris has a colorful caseload, a young son with behavior issues, and a judgmental mother.

She also has a brother—shocking news she uncovers by accident. Why did her mother lie to her for her entire life? Why did she hide the existence of Ray Boelens from her?

Curious about this sibling she has never known, Iris begins to search for long-buried truths. What she discovers surprises—and horrifies—her. Her older brother is autistic—and in prison for brutally murdering his neighbor and her daughter.

Visiting Ray, she meets a man who looks heartbreakingly like her own son. A man who is devoted to his tropical fish and who loves baking bread. A man whose naiveté unnerves her. There is no question that Ray is odd and obsessive, unable to communicate like the rest of us. But is he really a killer?

Told in the alternative voices of Ray and Iris, Girl in the Dark is a compulsive thriller about lies, murder, and the tenacity of a family determined to stay together even as they are pulled apart at the most vulnerable seams.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A tense revelation of dangerous family secrets and a challenge to preconceptions about autism…A must-read for fans of character-driven stories.” Booklist (starred review)
“Narrators Emily Sutton–Smith and Scott Merriman work well to build the suspense at the heart of this drama…Sutton–Smith’s determined voice provides a nice contrast to Scott Merriman’s restrained characterization of Ray…[using] distinctive pace and pitch to orient the listener as the chapters alternate, from Iris to Ray, and back…We listen closely as these troubled lives come together to secure a man’s freedom. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Marion Pauw

Author Bio: Marion Pauw

Marion Pauw is a thriller writer living in Amsterdam. Girl in the Dark won the Golden Noose Award in the Netherlands under the title Daglicht, and has sold more than 200,000 copies in Europe. Girl in the Dark is her American debut.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 8.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English