Author: O'Connell, Carol
Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan
Format: 12 CDs
Length: 16 Hours
Format:Retail CD Package ($29.95)Library CD Package ($39.95)
A mutilated body is found lying on the ground in Chicago, a dead hand pointing down Adams Street; also known as Route 66, a road of many names. And now of many deaths.
A silent caravan of cars, dozens of them, drives down, that road, each passenger bearing a photograph, but none of them the same. They are the parents of missing children, some recently disappeared, some gone a decade or more-all brought together by word that children’s grave sites are being discovered along the Mother Road.
Kathy Mallory drives with them. The child she seeks, though, is not like the others. It is herself—the feral child adopted off the streets, her father a blank, her mother dead and full of mysteries. During the next few extraordinary days, Mallory will find herself hunting a killer like none she has ever known, and will undergo a series of revelations not only of stunning intensity—but stunning effect.
Twelve years ago, reviewing Carol O’Connell’s first novel in The New York Times Book Review, Andrew Vachss wrote, “When a first novel evolves into a series, it usually proves to be the best or the worst of all the books that follow. My guess is that Mallory’s Oracle, while powerful, will not prove to be this series’ pinnacle. And given the book’s excellence, the pinnacle promises to be a high one indeed.”
Carol O'Connell has been consistently praised as a gifted storyteller (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), the author of stylishly innovative (San Francisco Chronicle), immensely affecting (Miami Herald) novels with an irresistible narrative force (Publishers Weekly). "Winter House" is her eighth novel. She lives in New York City.
Alyssa Bresnahan graduated from New York University, winning the Highest Achievement in Acting Award. Her credits include MacBeth at the Classic Stage Company, The Clearing at the New York Stage & Film Festival, and Hedda Galer at the Hudson Guild Theater in Los Angeles for which she received the DramaLogue Award.
Kliatt (starred review)
"Bresnahan's ability to keep a multitude of characters' voices true, consistent, and distinct is amazing. She also manages to portray Mallory's cold, obsessive, and solitary personality with sympathy. Fans will love the latest in the series, though the story stands on its own..."
"Alyssa Bresnahan does a breathtaking job of making New York City Homicide Detective Kathie Mallory's weird, cold borderline personality appealing, and of maintaining pace in this baroque plot... Bresnahan keeps scores of characters vivid and distinct, and the story boiling."
Stylish prose and a magnetic lead character..."
"Dense, demanding, and very powerful."
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