The Lace Reader

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 753 ratings

The Lace Reader Publisher's Summary

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Every piece of lace has a secret...

"My name is Towner Whitney. No, that's not exactly true. My real first name is Sophya. Never believe me. I lie all the time...."

Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator of The Lace Reader, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations. But the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light.

The Lace Reader is a mesmerizing tale that spirals into a world of secrets, confused identities, lies, and half-truths, in which the reader quickly finds it's nearly impossible to separate fact from fiction. But as Towner Whitney points out early on in the novel, "There are no accidents."

©2006 Brunonia Barry (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Lace Reader

    • By: Brunonia Barry
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 282

    Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator of The Lace Reader, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations. But the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult but good

    • By Anonymous User on 10-15-08

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 2

    • The Fifth Petal

    • A Novel
    • By: Brunonia Barry
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem's most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed The Goddess Murders, in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Sandra on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $35.00