Prime logo Prime members: New to Audible?
Get 2 free audiobooks during trial.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
The Initial Insult  By  cover art

The Initial Insult

By: Mindy McGinnis
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan, Brittany Pressley, Tim Campbell
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $19.79

Buy for $19.79

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's summary

In the first book of a suspenseful YA duology, award-winning author Mindy McGinnis draws inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe and masterfully delivers a dark, propulsive mystery in alternating points of view that unravels a friendship...forevermore. Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Truly Devious!

Tress Montor’s family used to mean something - until she didn’t have a family anymore. When her parents disappeared seven years ago while driving her best friend home, Tress lost everything. The entire town shuns her now that she lives with her drunken, one-eyed grandfather at what locals refer to as the “White Trash Zoo.”

Felicity Turnado has it all: looks, money, and a secret. One misstep could send her tumbling from the top of the social ladder, and she’s worked hard to make everyone forget that she was with the Montors the night they disappeared. Felicity has buried what she knows so deeply that she can’t even remember what it is...only that she can’t look at Tress without feeling shame and guilt.

But Tress has a plan. A Halloween costume party at an abandoned house provides the ideal situation for Tress to pry the truth from Felicity - brick by brick - as she slowly seals her former best friend into a coal chute. Tress will have her answers - or settle for revenge.

  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Texas Tayshas Reading List of the Year
  • A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults & Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Book of the Year
©2021 Mindy McGinnis (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Featured Article: The Best Audiobooks Under 8 Hours


Looking to listen to amazing stories and expert narration in less time than it takes to binge-watch your favorite TV series? Some of the best audiobooks aren’t terribly long: you can listen to them in one shot on a long road trip or in just a few sittings, meaning you're not left trying to remember what happened five chapters ago. Shorter audiobooks are also great for commutes and for doing tasks around the house because you can get lost in a listen without getting left on a cliffhanger. If you're looking for your next listen, we've rounded up some of the best audiobooks under eight hours across different genres.