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Mortal Memory

Narrated by: Traber Burns
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Steve Farris is an unexceptional middle-aged architect with an extraordinary past: When he was 9, his father came home one evening and coolly murdered his mother, brother, and sister before vanishing off the face of the earth. Steve has coped mainly by blotting out the terrible memories, but when writer Rebecca Soltero arrives to interview him about his father, he is forced to reawaken the horrors of his childhood.

As Rebecca takes him back, probing his memory, unexpected new facts are revealed with disturbingly shocking parallels to his current situation. Steve knows that if he is to find out whether he too is heading down the road to tragedy, he must discover the truth about his past.

©1993 Thomas H. Cook. Recorded by arrangement with The Mysterious Press.com, LLC. (P)2012 HighBridge Company.

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“Cook...displays an impressive narrative simplicity and a therapist’s insightfulness, producing finely crafted psychological crime-fare.” ( Kirkus Reviews)
“A haunting tale...[that] defies expectations...[with] an ending that is both surprising and devastating.” ( Chicago Tribune)
“Harrowing...Terror builds and the ending to this chilling study...is a dizzying jolt.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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Unredeemable Acts.

They remain unredeemed in this dark struggle of a story.

Do not expect to get involved in the plot the way you would in an ordinary mystery. Don't expect to enjoy the characters, or like them, or want to know them better, or stay with them. Try to remember that this isn't a true story, but just a novel, even though you can't understand why someone would write a novel like this.

This story of the surviving son of a family murdered by his own father could be a life-changer for some of us. It's so important to remember that when you find truth, make sure you do it in time.

Jay Thomas