Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe audiobook

Barbed Wire Heart

By Tess Sharpe
Read by Tess Sharpe

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9781538744093
12.56 Hours Unabridged
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This gripping debut thriller set in a poor, rural community where loyalty is everything "packs an emotional punch" as the dangerous daughter of a meth kingpin is forced to choose between family or freedom (Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Never Tell). Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die. Harley McKenna is the only child of North County's biggest criminal. Duke McKenna's run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley's been working for him since she was sixteen, dreading the day he'd deem her ready to rule the rural drug empire he's built. Her time's run out. The Springfields, her family's biggest rivals, are moving in. And they're coming for Duke's only weak spot: his daughter. Duke's raised her to be deadly -- he never counted on her being disloyal. But if Harley wants to survive and protect the people she loves, she's got to take out both Duke's operation and the Springfields. Blowing up meth labs is dangerous business, and getting caught will be the end of her, but Harley has one advantage: She is her father's daughter. And McKennas always win. PRAISE FOR BARBED WIRE HEART "Terrific. " --David Baldacci "Harley is one of the most complex, fascinating, dangerous characters I've encountered in years." --Lisa Gardner "Pulls off something rare." --Chicago Tribune "Possibly the most powerful, original female character we've had in decades." --New York Journal of Books

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for Best Books of the Month

A BookRiot Pick of Favorite Mysteries and Thrillers

A Bitch magazine pick of 15 Books Feminists Should Read This Month

This gripping debut thriller set in a poor, rural community where loyalty is everything "packs an emotional punch" as the dangerous daughter of a meth kingpin is forced to choose between family or freedom (Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Never Tell).

Never cut the drugs--leave them pure.
Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded.
Family is everything--betray them and die.


Harley McKenna is the only child of North County's biggest criminal. Duke McKenna's run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley's been working for him since she was sixteen, dreading the day he'd deem her ready to rule the rural drug empire he's built.

Her time's run out. The Springfields, her family's biggest rivals, are moving in. And they're coming for Duke's only weak spot: his daughter.

Duke's raised her to be deadly -- he never counted on her being disloyal. But if Harley wants to survive and protect the people she loves, she's got to take out both Duke's operation and the Springfields. Blowing up meth labs is dangerous business, and getting caught will be the end of her, but Harley has one advantage: She is her father's daughter. And McKennas always win.

PRAISE FOR BARBED WIRE HEART


"Terrific. " --David Baldacci

"Harley is one of the most complex, fascinating, dangerous characters I've encountered in years." --Lisa Gardner

"Pulls off something rare." --Chicago Tribune
"Possibly the most powerful, original female character we've had in decades." --New York Journal of Books


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A ballad of survival sung by a voice you'll never forget. David Joy
Possibly the most powerful, original female character we've had in decades. New York Journal of Books
Pulls off something rare. Chicago Tribune
Terrific. David Baldacci
“Terrific…Infusing noir tradition with feminist resolve.” Chicago Tribune
Sharpe is definitely a name to watch. Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
Highly satisfying. Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
Harley is one of the most complex, fascinating, dangerous characters I've encountered in years. Lisa Gardner
“Harley McKenna is possibly the most powerful, original female character we’ve had in decades…Masterfully constructed, Barbed Wire Heart is an evocative work of darkness and redemption.” New York Journal of Books
“Narrator and author Tess Sharpe’s debut story…is enhanced by her emotional and evocative delivery…Sharpe transmits the tension and matter-of-fact violence of Harley’s life with an intensity rarely heard in audiobooks. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“This promises to be one of the best books of 2018.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Sharpe has fashioned a pulse-pounding thriller with a strong moral underpinning and a wrenching love interest…Masterfully written and constructed.” Booklist (starred review)
“A high-tension thriller…A deeply affecting story about the complex family dynamics of growing up in the midst of a drug-trade blood feud.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Fast-paced and explosive….Acts of violence and revenge are consistent throughout this dark, gritty thriller…For sensitive readers, the author offers a list of trigger warnings [online].” Library Journal
“A rough-and-tumble heroine to steal your heart…Barbed Wire Heart is a gritty, bloody, in-your-face affair and definitely not for the faint of heart. Her heroine is fiercely independent, morally complex, and desperate to forge her own path to freedom—no matter the cost.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Tess Sharpe

Author Bio: Tess Sharpe

Tess Sharpe is the author of critically acclaimed novels Barbed Wire Heart and Far From You. She is co-editor of Toil & Trouble, a feminist YA anthology.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 12.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English