Madness Treads Lightly

Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
4 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Only three people can connect a present-day murderer to a serial killer who, fourteen years ago, terrorized a small Siberian town. And one of them is already dead.

As a working mother, Lena Polyanskaya has her hands full. She's busy caring for her two-year-old daughter, editing a successful magazine, and supporting her husband, a high-ranking colonel in counterintelligence. She doesn't have time to play amateur detective. But when a close friend's suspicious death is labeled a suicide, she's determined to prove he wouldn't have taken his own life.

As Lena digs in to her investigation, all clues point to murder - and its connection to a string of grisly cold-case homicides that stretches back to the Soviet era. When another person in her circle falls victim, Lena fears she and her family may be next. She's determined to do whatever it takes to protect them. But will learning the truth unmask a killer...or put her and her family in even more danger?

©1998 Polina Dashkova. Translation © 2017 Marian Schwartz. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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A thoroughly exciting & and entertaining story

I enjoyed this book immensely. An exciting & surprising plot in an interesting setting. Very well written & outstandingly narrated. Highly recommendable.

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Very slow, lots of characters, boring

I fought through this entire audible hoping it would get better or pick up pace. It did not, all the way to the end. The narratation is wonderful and she does a fabulous job with all the characters and voices. However, there are tons of long Russian named characters that do take time to figure out who is who and the relationships. Overall, the story was not very great, nothing special in any way. It is extremely slow paced and just never seems to go anywhere special to really keep interest. I struggled to finish it, just to finish it and give an honest review. I would not recommend.

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Pretty good

I liked this book.
I got a bit frustrated with the narrator switching over to the other characters and not realizing she did until I missed half of what was said.
Overall it was a decent book.