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The Mercy of the Night

By: David Corbett
Narrated by: David de Vries
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Phelan Tierney helps people who hope to start their lives over. When a young woman he's taken under his wing disappears, the former lawyer devotes himself to finding her - despite her puzzlingly unhelpful family and his own ghosts.

Jacquelina Garza has been to hell and back. Abducted and tortured by a child predator when she was eight years old, she still, years later, bears the scars of the incident and its aftermath - including a very public trial. Her teenage life takes an even steeper downward spiral when she's drawn into a murder case that threatens to tear apart her hometown of Rio Mirada, the gateway to Napa Valley's opulence.

Can these two wayward souls find redemption amid the convenient lies and difficult truths that have followed them for so long?

©2015 David Corbett (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Hard Boiled with Heart

Corbett delivers nuanced characters from a diversity of races, ages, sexes, background in this detective yarn. His rendition of the present day is authentic and modern, sparkling with lean, apt descriptions, rippling with embedded social commentary. His command of metaphor delights, his story pacing thrills, and his themes continue to echo long after the last page.

The reader does a superb job of bringing the characters close, managing dozens of unique voices and somehow staying consistent through the telling; a great performance.

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