Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier audiobook

Jar of Hearts

By Jennifer Hillier
Read by January LaVoy

Macmillan Audio 9781250154194
10.72 Hours Unabridged
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"Hillier's plotting is everything you want in this novel — thoughtfully crafted and finely paced with enough hooks to keep you in a state of anticipation...January LaVoy has the vocal versatility to give distinct voices to all the key characters." — NJ.com Jennifer Hillier's Jar of Hearts is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth all these years . . . When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. But fourteen years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home. And Kaiser—now a detective with Seattle PD—finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women. To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he's something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo's first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met right up until the night Angela was killed. For fourteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For fourteen years, she carried the secret of Angela's death until Geo was arrested and sent to prison. While everyone thinks they finally know the truth, there are dark secrets buried deep. And what happened that fateful night is more complex and more chilling than anyone really knows. Now the obsessive past catches up with the deadly present when new bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela Wong. How far will someone go to bury her secrets and hide her grief? How long can you get away with a lie? How long can you live with it? More praise for Jar of Hearts: "...listeners will be captivated by this audio version of Hillier's standout thriller...LaVoy's masterful reading is gripping; she elicits both sympathy and loathing for a protagonist who is part femme fatale and part wronged woman. A riveting production." — Booklist, starred review "Jar of Hearts grabs you by the throat! The perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists in this standout thriller will keep you frantically reading until the explosive end.” – Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind You

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Summary

Summary

A Strand Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks of Summer

Finalist for the 2019 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel

A Booklist Pick of Top Ten Crime Fiction Audiobooks

A June 2018 LibraryReads Pick

Winner of Thriller Awards - Winner, 2019

"Hillier's plotting is everything you want in this novel — thoughtfully crafted and finely paced with enough hooks to keep you in a state of anticipation...January LaVoy has the vocal versatility to give distinct voices to all the key characters." — NJ.com

Jennifer Hillier's Jar of Hearts is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth all these years . . .

When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school.

But fourteen years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home. And Kaiser—now a detective with Seattle PD—finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women.

To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he's something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo's first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met right up until the night Angela was killed.

For fourteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For fourteen years, she carried the secret of Angela's death until Geo was arrested and sent to prison.

While everyone thinks they finally know the truth, there are dark secrets buried deep. And what happened that fateful night is more complex and more chilling than anyone really knows. Now the obsessive past catches up with the deadly present when new bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela Wong.

How far will someone go to bury her secrets and hide her grief? How long can you get away with a lie? How long can you live with it?

More praise for Jar of Hearts:

"...listeners will be captivated by this audio version of Hillier's standout thriller...LaVoy's masterful reading is gripping; she elicits both sympathy and loathing for a protagonist who is part femme fatale and part wronged woman. A riveting production." — Booklist, starred review

"Jar of Hearts grabs you by the throat! The perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists in this standout thriller will keep you frantically reading until the explosive end.” – Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind You

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists in this stand out thriller.” Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"[Jennifer] Hillier's plotting is everything you want in this novel - thoughtfully crafted and finely paced with enough hooks to keep you in a state of anticipation....[R]eader January LaVoy has the vocal versatility to give distinct voices to all the key characters. Inside Jersey Magazine"[L]isteners will be captivated by this audio version of Hillier’s standout thriller...[January] LaVoy’s masterful reading is gripping; she elicits both sympathy and loathing for a protagonist who is part femme fatale and part wronged woman. A riveting production.
“Locks you in on the first page, and astonishes to the last.” Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author
“A riveting storyMurder, lies, grief, obsession, guilt, friendship, and distorted love add up to make a gripping story.” Military Press
“Mesmerizing…Find a comfortable chair because you won’t move until the last page.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“Thrilling, and quite terrifying, Jar of Hearts is definitely not something you’ve read before…[and] will surprise even the most hardened thriller readers.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A modern Silence of the Lambs…compelling and creepily suspenseful.” Aspen Daily News
“Reader LaVoy manages to elicit both sympathy and loathing for the femme-fatale protagonist in this tense story of murder and retribution.” Booklist (starred audio review)

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Author Bio: Jennifer Hillier

Author Bio: Jennifer Hillier

Jennifer Hillier is the author of Creep, Freak, Wonderland, and The Butcher. She is a member of the International Writers Organization, the International Association of Crime Writers, and Mystery Writers of America. Hillier was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, lived in the Seattle area for years, and recently returned to Toronto with her husband and son.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 10.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English