Thriller Thursday: B. A. Paris’s Bring Me Back

You can run, but the past will always catch up to find you.

Young couple Finn and Layla are returning from a romantic skiing trip in France when Finn pulls over to a secluded rest stop. When Finn returns to the car, Layla is nowhere to be found. A search takes place but Finn soon discovers he will never see Layla again. Or will he?

Ten years later, Finn and Layla’s sister Ellen are happily engaged when they receive a strange phone call that Layla has been spotted hiding in plain daylight. At the same time, Finn receives an email from someone claiming to be Layla, and relics from Layla’s past turn up outside of Ellen and Finn’s house. Is Layla still alive? If so, what does she want? Why is she contacting Finn and Ellen now?

Cathleen McCarron’s narration is the perfect balance between delicate and chilling, and narrator Kevin Hely captures all the raw emotion and utter regret that float throughout this gripping audiobook. Don’t miss out on listening to this summer hit! Hear an excerpt below!

Thriller Thursday: Jennifer Hillier’s Jar of Hearts

Even if you get away with a lie, how long can you live with it?

Nobody suspected that pharmaceutical executive and big shot Georgina Shaw was behind Angela Wong’s death. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. After all, Angela was the most popular girl in high school and Geo’s best friend. Now fourteen years later, Brody—now a Seattle PD detective —linked Calvin James to Angela’s death. James murdered at least three other women and interestingly enough, was Geo’s first love.

After Geo gets discovered, arrested, and sent to prison, more bodies that were killed in the same way as Angela turn up. The story behind that fateful night becomes further exposed, revealing the consequences of lies and the danger of karma.

Narrator January LaVoy perfectly depicts this thrilling audiobook’s intensity and keeps listeners engaged throughout this spine-chilling story.

Start listening below!

Thriller Thursday: Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: For Honor

The US is in danger, and only the Op-Center can save us!

During the climax of the Cold War in 1962, the Soviet Union sent missiles to Cuba which almost ignited World War III. Some of those missiles didn’t make their way to Cuba and several ships dispatched to a Soviet frontier with the remaining missiles. There, a silo was made near Alaska and it remained untouched and forgotten for over sixty years.

Iranian scientists go into talks with a Russian agent and his estranged father to direct the missiles to Tehran. An intel officer at the Op Center gets wind of the deal and tries to stop it. Now the government’s classified unit must decide if the data from an Iranian traitor is credible, while a lone Op Center agent travels to Havana to find a woman who might know the whereabouts of the silo. Reader Jeff Gurner’s calm yet captivating voice keeps listeners absorbed in the action of this exhilarating narrative experience. Listen to an excerpt of the excitement now!

Summertime Listening!

Listen and Lounge

Summertime brings poolside listens, long leisurely strolls, and great audiobooks to keep you company. Listen to these excerpts of summer’s most anticipated audiobooks!

Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris, read by Kevin Hely and Cathleen McCarron

Finn and Layla are on vacation when Finn stops at a gas station to use the restroom. When he comes back Layla is gone. Ten years later Finn is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. Errie signs of Layla keep popping up. Has Layla been hiding in plain sight all this time?

So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta, read by the author

Laugh out loud while Retta narrates the story of her rise from roaches to riches. Her performance is so animated and personal that it feels like you’re best friends catching up.

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage, read by Gabra Zackman

Sweetness can be deceptive… Hanna absolutely adores her dad but we can’t say the same thing for her mother Suzette. She’ll do anything to get rid of Suzette and to keep her away from her beloved father, permanently.

Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky, read by Mary Stuart Masterson

Before and Again is a story of the relationships we find ourselves in—mothers and daughters, spouses and siblings, true companions and fair-weather friends—and what kind of sacrifices we are or aren’t willing to make to sustain them through good times and bad.

How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson, read by Poppy Miller

Kate Reddy is turning 50 and is trying to juggle her teenage children, mother and in-laws, husband facing a mid-life crisis, and jumping back into the workforce? I mean… how hard can it be?

Thriller Thursday: Araminta Hall’s Our Kind of Cruelty

Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, calls Our Kind of Cruelty “one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I’ve read in years.”

But this is a love story. Isn’t it?

Before he met Verity Metcalf, Mike Hayes lived a peaceful, albeit lonesome, life. His childhood was brutal, and it was one he had to fight his way out of. After he met V, though, his perspective shifted: V taught Mike about love, partnership, and respect. In return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. He found the perfect job, bought the perfect home, and sculpted himself into the physical ideal of V’s perfect man. How could anyone turn Mike down?

It doesn’t matter that V hasn’t been returning his calls. Or emails. It doesn’t matter that she’s marrying someone else.

It’s a part of their secret game ‒ a twisted and seductive game V named the crave. Mike just needs to keep a close eye on V and he’ll surely see the signs. He’ll know exactly when to come to her rescue.

Narrator Nick Hendrix’s range is astounding! His calm and charming voice captures the heartache and intrigue of the story, while building tension and anxiety that depicts Mike and V’s depraved relationship. Listen to Mike describe the rules of the crave below!

Thriller Thursday: Spencer Kope’s Whispers of the Dead

Looking for your next bone-chilling, heart-stopping audiobook? Check out Spencer Kope’s Whispers of the Dead, a murder-mystery more terrifying than any you’ve heard before.

Magnus “Steps” Craig is an FBI tracker, and a good one at that. So when a series of bizarre murders start turning up in El Paso — like the pair of severed feet stored in a cooler, found in the house of a Federal Judge — Steps must find a way to get into the mind of the most cold-blooded killer he’s ever encountered.

Steps is one of an elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI, and enlisted for this case because his skills of finding and following trails are imperative to success. But there’s a secret to that success: a kind of synesthesia.

Steps’ synesthesia allows him to see what people have touched in a unique color, though he’s only divulged his secret to a few people – his father, the director of the FBI, and his partner, Special Agent Jimmy Donovan. When the Special Tracking Unit discovers another victim, this time with the feet left behind in an icebox, they call upon Steps to solve the case.

Narrator P.J Ochlan is every bit as creepy as he is thrilling, and his performance ensures that the story stays with you long after you’re done listening. Hear a clip below!

Thriller Thursday: Jessica Strawser’s Not That I Could Tell

From the author of Almost Missed You comes Not That I Could Tella thrilling new audiobook by Jessica Strawser.

How well do you know your neighbors?

In small-town Yellow Springs, Ohio, everyone thinks they know each other pretty well. It’s full of quirky neighborhoods and close-knit friends — who could have anything to hide?

That illusion is shattered after a group of neighborhood women meet one Saturday night, wine in hand and their kids already in bed. Kristin, Clara, and their new neighbor, Izzy, don’t know each other well, but they’re giddy with freedom, tipsy with wine, and their conversations soon turn personal. By Monday morning, Kristin is gone.

With nobody able to pinpoint what went wrong, the investigation turns up more questions than answers. Soon, Kristin’s husband, Paul, finds himself at the center of it all. For Kristin’s closest neighbor, Clara, the disappearance is triggering memories that she thought she buried long ago. She’s unable to extract herself from getting involved, and her suspicions quickly grow. As for the newest Yellow Springs neighbor, Izzy? She’s determined not to jump to conclusions, as she has her own crisis at home.

The investigation goes from a media circus to a cold case, and the neighbors are forced to ask themselves how well they truly know each other. Erin Bennett narrates the audiobook in an eerie, suspenseful manner that perfectly captures the various voices of Yellow Springs as they struggle to find Kristin in time. Listen to a clip below!

Thriller Thursday: Christobel Kent’s The Day She Disappeared

From bestselling author of The Loving Husband comes The Day She Disappeared— a chilling new audiobook by Christobel Kent.

Best friends have always got your back, right?

That’s what Nat keeps telling herself after her best friend Beth disappears without a trace. Beth is a fly-by-night party girl, sure, and there’s a good chance that she’s run off with another man, but Nat has a feeling that there’s foul play involved. She’s so sure that proving it might just kill her.

Victor, one of Beth and Nat’s favorite bar patrons, also finds himself in an unwanted situation: he has fallen and ended up in the hospital. Like Nat, he isn’t buying the runaway Beth story. Slowly, as his hazy memories start to come back, Victor starts to remember something menacing…something important…something just out of reach…

In a race against time to find Beth, Nat begins trying to piece together the events and people of her life. She quickly learns that it’s not easy to discern who can and can’t be trusted, and suddenly she’s more confused than when she started. Their little town in the English countryside isn’t so innocent anymore…

Marisa Calin’s chilling and brutally unsettling narration will captivate listeners and keep them guessing until the very end. Listen to an excerpt below!