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What to listen to on Audible this month

There are so many good audio books available on Audible right now that it can be a bit overwhelming to choose an audio book. Here are our top 5 recommendations:

The Girl Before – JP DelaneyThe Girl Before

THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS AUDIO BOOK OF THE YEAR

Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection… but can you pay the price?

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there – and starts to wonder if her own story will be re-run of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the reader off guard, Emma’s past and Jane’s present become inexorably entwined in this tense, page-turning portrayal of psychological obsession.

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The Girl Before is available to download here.

 

The Truth About The Harry Quebert AffairThe Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair – Joel Dicker

A crime story. A love story. More than 2 million copies sold worldwide. 

And now a major 10-part MGM TV series starring Patrick Dempsey and Ben Schnetzer. 

August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.

That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect.

Marcus Goldman – Quebert’s most gifted protégé – throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of ‘The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America’.

But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems.

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The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair is available to download here

 

The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us…

In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission: to find his dead master’s severed finger and reunite it with his body. Ren has forty-nine days, or elese his master’s soul will roam the earth forever.

Ji Lin, an apprentice dressmaker, moonlights as a dancehall girl to pay her mother’s debts. One night, Ji Lin’s dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir that leads her on a crooked, dark trail.

As time runs out for Ren’s mission, a series of unexplained deaths occur amid rumours of tigers who turn into men. In their journey to keep a promise and discover the truth, Ren and Ji Lin’s paths will cross in ways they will never forget.

Captivating and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores the rich world of servants and masters, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and unexpected love. Woven through the Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page-turner of the highest order.

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The Night Tiger is available to download here

 

The FlatshareThe Flatshare – Beth O’Leary

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

‘Funny and winning… a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. A real treat’ – Stylist

Tiffy and Leon share a flat;Tiffy and Leon share a bed; Tiffy and Leon have never met…

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

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The Flatshare is available to download here

 

The Blackhouse

The Blackhouse – Peter May

THE SUNDAY TIME AND RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER, AND THE FIRST INSTALMENT IN PETER MAY’S SENSATIONAL, MILLION-SELLING LEWIS TRILOGY.

A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith.

A murder. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past.

A secret. Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.

A trap. As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.

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The Blackhouse is available to download here.