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Mad Love

By: Wendy Walker
Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Alexis Bledel, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Finn Wittrock, Damon Daunno, Elizabeth Evans
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Publisher's summary

"Twisty and totally unpredictable, Mad Love will have thriller fans raving. Brilliantly narrated by the incomparable Julia Whelan along with a full cast, Wendy Walker's dark and electrifying tale comes to life.” Mary Kubica, NYT best-selling author of Local Woman Missing

They were madly in love. The perfect couple.

That was the story everyone in South River believed...until Gin Talcott and Adam Archer are found shot in their bed.

Adam is dead at the scene. Gin is fighting for her life.

Detectives Greta Jessup and Finn Pate are assigned to the case. Greta has a long history with Gin’s first husband, Eddie, and is determined to protect his 18-year-old twins. Piper discovered the bodies. Daniel is missing—and so is Adam’s gun.

Shocking discoveries about Gin and Adam’s marriage quickly shine a bright light on the children—and their aunt Ruth Talcott, who has her own secrets.

The one person who might know the truth is local estate attorney Sarah Branford. Gin left a letter for her two days before the shooting which Sarah now opens:

Dear Sarah, If you’re reading this, there’s a story I need to tell you. It begins and ends with Adam. I will never forgive myself for what I’ve done....

The evidence twists and turns until the shocking truth about the Talcott family—and the killer—is finally revealed.

Available in Dolby Atmos on Audible.


  • Julia Whelan
  • Renee Elise Goldsberry
  • Damon Daunno
  • Alexis Bledel
  • John Behlmann
  • Devin Druid
  • Finn Whittrock
  • Bebe Wood
  • Amy Keum
  • Jessica Almasy
  • Jaime Andrews
  • Dan Bittner
  • Matt Braver
  • Bailey Carr
  • Kevin T. Collins
  • Jonathan Davis
  • Laura Dreyfuss
  • Dan Domingues
  • Elizabeth Evans
  • Lauren Fortgang
  • Piper Goodeve
  • Graham Halstead
  • Colin Martin
  • Therese Plummer
  • Cassandra Lee Morris
  • Eileen Stevens
  • Wendy Walker
  • Greg Wood
©2024 Wendy Walker (P)2024 Audible Originals, LLC.
About the Creator- Wendy Walker

About the Creator

Wendy Walker is the internationally bestselling author of suspense novels, including the Audible Originals Hold Your Breath, American Girl, and Mad Love. Her novels have been translated into 23 foreign languages, topped bestseller lists both nationally and abroad, and have been optioned for both television and film. Wendy holds degrees from Brown University and Georgetown Law School. Prior to her writing career, Wendy trained for competitive figure skating, worked as a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs, and practiced both corporate and family law. She resides in Connecticut.

About the Performer

Dubbed "The Adele of Audiobooks" by The New Yorker, Julia Whelan is a writer, lifelong actor, and audiobook narrator. She has won numerous awards, including Audible's Narrator of the Year and the Audie for Best Female Narrator, as well as AudioFile Magazine’s lifetime achievement designation, a "Golden Voice." She is also the author of three bestselling novels and the founder of the audio publishing company and app Audiobrary.

About the Performer

Emmy winner Alexis Bledel made her television debut in the critically acclaimed series Gilmore Girls as “Rory Gilmore.” She recently reunited with the cast for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which includes four 90-minute chapters, each spanning one of the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Alexis is currently starring in award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale as Emily/Ofglen. She earned a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series” and additional Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” and “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.” She can be seen in a variety of films including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Conspirator, Sin City, and Tuck Everlasting. Alexis also made a memorable guest appearance as “Beth Dawes” on Mad Men.

About the Performer

Renée Elise Goldsberry is a multi-hyphenate actress and singer who has delivered award-winning performances both on Broadway and on the screen. She is perhaps best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the musical phenomenon Hamilton, which has become a cultural touchstone for the ages. Renée’s performance earned her a Tony Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the Disney+ film adaptation. Renée currently stars in Tina Fey’s Emmy-nominated series GIRLS5eva. Renée received a Critics Choice nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for this role. Season 3 dropped on Netflix in March 2024. Highlights from her film and television career include: starring in the Marvel Universe as Mallory Book in She Hulk on Disney+, A24’s critical darling Waves opposite Sterling K. Brown, the Netflix series Altered Carbon, Documentary Now’s cult favorite “Original Cast Album: Co-Op,” The Good Wife, The House with a Clock in its Walls, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and her creation of the beloved character Evangeline Williamson on ABC's One Life to Live, for which she received two Daytime Emmy nominations and two NAACP Image Award nominations. Next up, Renée can be heard in Disney+’s animated feature film Big City Greens: The Movie and in Christine Swanson’s drama film Albany Road. Renée's appearances on stage include her Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated performance in the play Good People, and the original Broadway version of The Color Purple. She made her Broadway debut as Nala in The Lion King, and her performance as Mimi in Broadway's closing cast of Rent was immortalized on film. Most recently, Renée starred as Prospero in The Public Theater’s production of The Tempest. As a solo artist, Renée garners rave reviews performing to packed crowds in concert halls and symphony spaces all over the country. Her solo album of original music drops in 2024!

About the Performer

Finn Wittrock is a two-time Emmy nominee and Juilliard-trained actor with an extensive resume in film, television, and theatre.
In 2023, he starred in Origin directed by Ava Duvernay, and Downtown Owl directed by Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe. Finn also recently wrapped filming two films, Don’t Move produced by Sam Raimi, and Westhampton directed by Christian Nilsson. Other recent roles include Luckiest Girl Alive opposite Mila Kunis, A Mouthful of Air opposite Amanda Seyfried, and the thriller Deep Water opposite Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, directed by Adrian Lyne.
Wittrock has acted extensively in Ryan Murphy’s television universe. He is perhaps best known for his role as Dandy Mott on American Horror Story: Freakshow for which he received an Emmy and Critics Choice nomination. On that series, he has also appeared in season 5: Hotel, opposite Lady Gaga, season 6: Roanoke, season 9: 1984, and starred in season 10: Double Feature. He received an Emmy and a Critics Choice Award nomination for playing Jeffrey Trail in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He also starred in Ratched opposite Sarah Paulson, and the HBO film The Normal Heart opposite Mark Ruffalo and Taylor Kitsch.
Wittrock starred in Adam McKay’s Oscar-nominated drama The Big Short alongside John Magaro, Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, and Brad Pitt. The cast received nominations from the Screen Actors Guild and the Broadcast Film Critics Association for "Best Ensemble."
In 2019 he starred beside Renee Zellweger in the critically acclaimed film Judy, playing Judy Garland’s fifth ex-husband, Mickey Deans. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Earlier that year he appeared in A24’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco, which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival.
Wittrock appeared in Universal Pictures’ AFI Award winning true-life WWII drama Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. Wittrock portrayed the character Francis "Mac" McNamara, who was stranded at sea on a life raft for 47 days. Wittrock lost over 30 pounds in preparation for this film.
In 2018 he appeared in Barry Jenkins’ film If Beale Street Could Talk, which was nominated for "Best Feature" at the Golden Globe Awards, Critics Choice Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards.
Onstage, Wittrock made his Broadway debut as Happy Loman opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield in Mike Nichols’ 2012 revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, which won both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival and Best Director of that year. He won a Theatre World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for this performance. He also starred on Broadway as the Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie directed by Sam Gold alongside Sally Field. Among many other theater credits, he was recently seen in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre’s popular production of 2:22: A Ghost Story.
Wittrock was born among actors at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Mass., where he played many messengers and pages. He later attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, followed by Juilliard. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

About the Performer

Damon Daunno received a Tony and Grammy nomination for his performance as Curly in Daniel Fish’s revival of Oklahoma!. TV/film credits: Interview with a Vampire (AMC), The Hating Game (Amazon), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), and Blue Bloods (CBS). Other theater credits: The Lonely Few (MCC & Geffen), The Bengsons’ The Lucky Ones (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical), Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! (St Ann’s, Bard), Dave Malloy’s Beardo, Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown (NYTW). With UK-based Kneehigh Theatre Co. Brief Encounter (Bway, Int’l Tour), Wild Bride, Tristan and Yseult, and The Tin Drum. He has performed with orchestras on behalf of the US State Department throughout Russia and Europe. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has scored feature and short-length films. He is currently working on an EP of original music, available to stream soon. Graduate of NYU’s Tisch SOA.

About the Performer

Elizabeth Evans is an award-winning voice actor and audiobook narrator with more than 250 recorded titles. She is known as the voice of the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling series Throne of Glass and Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas, and has been honored with several AudioFile Earphones Awards and Audie Award nominations. Her voice can be heard in numerous animated series and video games such as Call of Dragons and The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station, and national commercials for Twizzlers, Geico, Verizon, Toyota, Walmart, and AT&T.