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Publisher's Summary

Nia Washington is an incredible ballerina. She fought her way up from the streets and was nearing the pinnacle of her profession when an injury and a broken heart derailed her career. Taking a temporary job at an elite boarding school in Connecticut was supposed to give her time to nurse both body and soul. It was supposed to be a safe place to launch a triumphant comeback. It is anything but.

Shortly after she arrives at the beautiful lakeside campus, she discovers the body of a murdered student, and her life takes a truly dark turn. It's not long before she is drawn into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a ruthless killer. And Nia isn't the only target. She must use all of her street smarts to protect her dancers, save a wrongfully accused student, and rescue the man she loves.

A stunning and suspenseful tale of passion and betrayal, Cate Holahan's Dark Turns will take listeners deep into the mind of a murderer and the woman who must put an end to the killing.

©2015 Cate Holahan (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Holahan nails the preppy ambience, the cliques, the conspicuous consumption, and the coltish beauties such as golden girl Aubrey Byrne...[in] this Black Swan pas de deux with Tartt's The Secret History." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Another good read

I loved the story.. the only thing that I thought odd was when Obrea told Nea that she sent her a surprise y would she send it to Peter’s phone? How would obrea know Nea would get the sex tape of her & Peter. Peter would never have let Nea see it..That’s y I rated it lower on performance..

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Entertaining but a bit predictable

I loved the use of ballet positions to frame each chapter. It was plenty entertaining I was only disappointed that I pretty much new the villain by half way through and that is atypical or me. I don’t try to solve mysteries I enjoy the journey.

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Amazing story!

I absolutely loved this book! This is my second book that I have listened to by Cate Holahan and I AM IN LOVE!!!

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not my favorite book but still worth the read

I found I struggled through this one and that it was a little predictable then her other books, BUT still worth the listen

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Boring story accentuated by annoying narrator

Wow! This was rough, and I’m usually pretty easy to please with my books. The narrator made this boring story a nightmare to get through.

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the narrator's voice set the tone for annoyance

The story is lackluster, lacks depth, lacks a true reasoning for being drug around in circles. The tale from an african american perspective is poorly represented as I have yet to meet a black woman who will say she has a stereotypical black ass. Black women are aware of a muscular genetic makeup many lack, including other black women. There is never a reference to a stereotypical flat, sunken, square hipped, elongated ass when describing a white woman.

The author presented the main character mousey and weak. I didn't like it.

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NOT A FAN

I have to return this. I usually listen on my commute to and from work. I found the narrator's voice so monotonous it was putting me to sleep and the story just never seemed to get going. I got through a third of the book and I had to give up.