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AudioFile Review:

MADNESS, SECRETS, AND LIES


Wheeler, Arkansas, 1907


When their father descends into madness after the death of their mother, Verity Pruitt and her little sister Lilah find themselves on an orphan train to rural Arkansas.


Narrator Lauren Fortgang skillfully keeps listeners engrossed with this audiobook about a girl's desperate refusal to be separated from her sister.


Fortgang modulates her tone, adjusts the strength of a Southern accent to enliven a large cast of characters, and intensifies her pace when warranted. Listeners become immersed in the paranormal mystery of a town filled with secrets that won't stay buried. A.K.R. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]


Read the full review at AudioFile Magazine

"A historical thriller that is more spooky than it is scary, this audiobook, read by Lauren Fortgang, really brings to life the paranormal activity and suspense. The listener gets instantly transported to the early 1900s and every character is well represented through the narration." (School Library Journal)




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