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Things You Won't Say Audiobook

Things You Won't Say: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In this timely and provocative novel, internationally best-selling author Sarah Pekkanen takes us inside a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic shooting.

How far would you go to save your family?

Every morning, as her husband Mike straps on his SIG Sauer and pulls on his heavy Magnum boots, Jamie Anderson tenses up. Then comes the call she has always dreaded: There's been a shooting at police headquarters. Mike isn't hurt, but his longtime partner is grievously injured. As weeks pass and her husband's insomnia and disconnectedness mount, Jamie realizes he is an invisible casualty of the attack. Then the phone rings again. Another shooting - but this time Mike has pulled the trigger.

But the shooting does more than just alter Jamie's world. It's about to change everything for two other women. Christie Simmons, Mike's flamboyant ex, sees the tragedy as an opportunity for a second chance with Mike. And Jamie's younger sister, Lou, must face her own losses to help the big sister who raised her. As the press descends and public cries of police brutality swell, Jamie tries desperately to hold together her family no matter what it takes.

In her characteristic exploration of true-to-life relationships, Sarah Pekkanen has written a complex, compelling, and openhearted novel - her best yet.

©2015 Sarah Pekkanen (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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    Dorothy Philadelphia, PA, United States 05-30-15
    Dorothy Philadelphia, PA, United States 05-30-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great summer read!"

    Overuse of the past perfect tense makes this book a bit annoying. The story is sweet, however, and Cassandra Campbell does a great job.

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    chrispy Reno 06-04-15
    chrispy Reno 06-04-15 Member Since 2006

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    "Perfect for my long car ride"

    I am listened to all of Sara Pekkanen's book and I have enjoyed them. Getting narrator, Cassandra Campbell read it just makes it better. I actually do a search for the narrator when choose this book.
    It was a very interesting storyline, always enjoying the different character perspectives. I recommend this book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Columbia, SC 11-23-15
    Jessica Columbia, SC 11-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Strong subject matter due to recent events"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Things You Won't Say to be better than the print version?

    I have not yet read the print version, so I can not speak on this matter.


    Would you recommend Things You Won't Say to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, especially due to how extreme this subject has become as of lately. I can not imagine what the families of police officers & the police officers themselves must go through each and every time they walk out of their door.

    I pray everyday that people realize there are good/ bad in every part of the world, but good will ALWAYS prevail.

    We can't attack the very people who are there to help us in life's biggest and scariest emergencies.


    Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not..


    Who was the most memorable character of Things You Won't Say and why?

    I really enjoyed Lu and her relationship with the elephants. I wish a bigger section of the book was dedicated to her and the new baby elephant.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsay Vogel 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awful Narrator"

    The story might have been better if the narrator hadn't been so terrible. Her voices didn't even sound human.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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