Folly Island

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 428 ratings

Folly Publisher's Summary

Laurie R. King creates unforgettable characters and situations in her mystery series featuring Kate Martinelli and Mary Russell. In Folly, she tells the gripping story of a woman on the edge of the world--and the edge of sanity. Tragedy and mental illness have been dark companions of Rae Newborn for more than 50 years. Her life seems to start rebuilding itself, though, when she moves to a deserted island to restore the house her mysterious great-uncle built in the 1920s. But Rae senses powerful forces stirring on the island. Is the skin-crawling feeling she has of someone watching her only in her mind, or has something disturbingly real taken notice of Rae? Like King's best-selling suspense thriller A Darker Place, Folly brilliantly portrays a woman pushed to her limits and beyond. Frank Muller's powerful narration captures all the terrors that stalk Rae from without and from within.
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  • Book 1

    • Folly

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Tragedy and mental illness have been dark companions of Rae Newborn for more than 50 years. Her life seems to start rebuilding itself, though, when she moves to a deserted island to restore the house her mysterious great-uncle built in the 1920s. But Rae senses powerful forces stirring on the island. Is the skin-crawling feeling she has of someone watching her only in her mind, or has something disturbingly real taken notice of Rae?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enriched

    • By Amy Dinaburg on 02-07-09

    Regular price: $39.87

    • Folly

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Rae Newborn is a woman on the edge: on the edge of sanity, on the edge of tragedy, and now on the edge of the world. She has moved to an island at the far reaches of the continent to restore the house of an equally haunted figure, her mysterious great-uncle; but as her life begins to rebuild itself along with the house, his story starts to wrap around hers. Powerful forces are stirring, but Rae cannot see where her reality leaves off and his fate begins. 

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  • Book 2

    • Keeping Watch

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Allen Carmichael, a Vietnam veteran turned rescuer of abused children, lives on the fringes of society. When Allen comes to the aid of 12-year-old Jamie O'Connell, he begins an unforgettable sequence of events that may destroy him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By Maggiebeth39 on 12-05-12

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    • Keeping Watch

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
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    Allen Carmichael came back from Vietnam a lifetime ago - but only now is he ready to return home. For years, he's lived on the fringes of the law, using a soldier's skills to keep watch over those too young to defend themselves. Some consider him nothing but a kidnapper for hire - the best in the business; others call him a hero. His specialty has been rescuing children from abusive parents and escorting them to loving homes. But after 25 years, he is ready to take on his final case - a case that could destroy him. 

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