The woman in the library a novel

by Gentill, Sulari,

Format: Book on CD 2022
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The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet--until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation, and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning--it just happens that one is a murderer. Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling listen with this unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and reveals that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Australian author Winifred "Freddie" Kincaid is writing in the reading room of the Boston Public Library when she hears a woman scream. This bonds her to her neighboring patrons, writer Cain, psych grad student Marigold, and failing law student Whit, and when they hear that a woman's body has been discovered several days later, they work together to solve the crime. But someone is sending threatening messages to Freddie, and Cain is hiding a past that makes him look very guilty. In between chapters of the story are letters from Leo, an American offering writing advice to Hannah Tigone, the Australian author of Freddie's story. Soon it becomes clear that Leo is no ordinary critique partner, as he collects gruesome evidence to make Freddie's story more believable. Gentill's latest is a departure from her historical Rowland Sinclair novels (Where There's a Will, 2022). It is a mystery-within-a-mystery, with the clues in Freddie's story becoming more intriguing as Leo's advice becomes more sinister. The two story lines work together beautifully, amping up the suspense before reaching a surprising conclusion."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This thrilling excursion into metafiction from Australian author Gentill (Crossing the Lines) wittily examines the writing process itself. Australian mystery writer Winifred "Freddie" Kincaid has come to Boston after receiving a prestigious writers' fellowship. While she's seeking inspiration in the Boston Public Library, a woman's scream breaks the silence. Freddie seizes on this incident as the ideal start for her new opus, which involves "a group of people united by a scream." Each chapter of Freddie's book includes a letter written to famous Australian author Hannah Tigone by a dedicated fan, Leo Johnson, a fellow writer in residence who offers to be her beta reader. Hannah is writing the story of Freddie Kincaid, who's writing the story of the murder in the library. Leo's emails influence Hannah's view of her characters and subsequently Freddie's story. Leo's emails shift from sycophantic to profoundly disturbing when his novel is rejected by Hannah's agent. The agent dies a few days later, and murders in the two realities begin to multiply. This elegantly constructed novel is intelligent, funny, and profound. Who could ask for more? Agent: Jill Marr, Sandra Dijkstra Literary. (May)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Boston Public Library -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Holland, Ohio :Dreamscape Media, LLC,2022
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Littrell, Katherine, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Katherine Littrell.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact disc.
Description 8 audio discs (8 hr., 58 min.) : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781666583267
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