DEADLY DESCENT by Charlotte Hinger (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
In historian Lottie Albright’s western Kansas community, false accusations threaten senatorial candidate Brian Hadley’s political career. Secrets whispered to Lottie as editor of the county history books spur her into a personal search for his aunt’s murderer.
Lottie ignores warnings from her twin sister, Josie, that she is in over her head, and dons a badge to gain access to information. Does she really think she can combine historical research methods and police procedure? To help her sister, Josie adds her expertise in untangling the web of families bound by a lethal legacy of prideful secrets. But a clever killer, threatened by the two women’s ability to connect the dots, begins to stalk Lottie.
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•EXPERIENCE. About 9.5 hours of narration. Created as a Folium enhancedAudio™ edition, this book includes extra functions and features not found on lesser players.
•PLAYER CONTROLS. Includes listen (play), pause, multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, one-touch chapter- and bookmark browser. There is also a “scrub” bar that finds any point inside the chapter with just a tap.
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RATING: Suitable for adults who enjoy the mystery genre.
“Historical research is anything but dull in Hinger’s debut, which holds your attention every exciting step of the way.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Family secrets both past and present underpin this promising mystery debut….Readers…will be rewarded by a nail-biting climax….” (Publishers Weekly)