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Twisted River Audiobook

Twisted River: A Novel

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In this twisty debut psychological thriller, two families agree to a holiday house swap, each wife hoping a vacation will help her troubled marriage. But then a woman is murdered in the driveway of one house in an apparently random attack, and the secrets holding each marriage together start to come to light, with shocking consequences.

Limerick, Ireland. The driveway of the Stokes family home. American Oscar Harvey opens the trunk of the car his hosts have loaned him and finds in it the body of a woman beaten and bloody. But let's start from the beginning. Kate and Mannix Stokes and their children live beside Curragower Falls in Limerick, in a house they love but can barely afford in postrecession Ireland. On top of that, their autistic son, Fergus, is being bullied at school, and their daughter, Izzy, blames herself for not being able to protect him. What her family needs, Kate decides, is a vacation. With Mannix back at work, they can just afford it. So when she sees a beautiful Manhattan apartment on a house swap website, it seems like a dream come true.

Oscar and his wife, Hazel, live with their two children in a gorgeous apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Though outwardly a successful, happy couple, Hazel has mysterious bruises, and Oscar is hiding some secrets of his own at his dental practice. They, too, need a vacation, and Hazel has long wanted to take her children back to her native Limerick. The house swap seems like the perfect solution; both Kate and Hazel hope a week away will soothe their troubled marriages. But this is anything but an ideal vacation, and the body in the trunk is only the beginning.

©2016 Siobhan MacDonald (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Bette 04-01-16
    Bette 04-01-16

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Thriller?"

    Only the narrative thrilled me in this story of two families who each drag their utter dysfunction on a home exchange holiday. The story is so dismal, the male characters so unrelentingly awful, the mother figures so utterly oblivious and the children such victims of adult dysfunction, that I thought Twisted River was a satire during the first few chapters. While I wouldn't say it's not satire, I can say the novel is neither a mystery nor a thriller; it's a story about awful people doing awful things to other people.

    Still, I listened to the end. It is a superb production; extraordinarily well presented with 4 perfectly cast narrators. I will seek out audio books from this production company.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    03-31-16
    03-31-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Not much of a mystery..."

    Well written, but not the story I was expecting. I thought it would be more mysterious, dark, keep me guessing, etc., but that didn't really happen. Disappointed overall.

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    Amazon Customer 08-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Twisted for sure"

    The reader will believe they know who did it...just to be proven wrong later! MacDonald story telling enhanced by skilled narrators keeps the listener glued. Many twists and turns ,best book I have listened to this year.
    Highly recommend!

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    Carrie Arnold United States 07-23-16
    Carrie Arnold United States 07-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Title With All The Plot Twists!"

    The book details and sample had me intrigued but I hesitated on getting this book for a wile because of some of the negative reviews.
    I am very glad I decided to get this book.
    I don't really understand why so many people disliked it.
    It kept me guessing and when I thought I had things figured out I was wrong.
    The narration was really great!

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    C. B. King 05-17-16
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    "Disturbingly real"

    When a person wonders from the truth they take love ones with them only thinking of themselves is NOT a good choice.

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