The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters audiobook

The Turn of Midnight

By Minette Walters
Read by Helen Keeley

MIRA, Harlequin Audio 9780778308836

The Last Hours Series: Book 2

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The compelling, taut and suspenseful conclusion to The Last Hours As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to leave. But where will they find safety in the desolate wasteland outside? One man has the courage to find out. Thaddeus Thurkell, a freethinking, educated serf, strikes out in search of supplies and news. A compelling leader, he and his companions quickly throw off the shackles of serfdom and set their minds to ensuring Develish’s future—and freedom for its people. But what use is freedom that cannot be gained lawfully? When Lady Anne and Thaddeus conceive an audacious plan to secure her people’s independence, neither foresees the life-threatening struggle over power, money and religion that follows …

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The compelling, taut and suspenseful conclusion to The Last Hours

As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors.

Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to leave. But where will they find safety in the desolate wasteland outside?

One man has the courage to find out.

Thaddeus Thurkell, a freethinking, educated serf, strikes out in search of supplies and news. A compelling leader, he and his companions quickly throw off the shackles of serfdom and set their minds to ensuring Develish’s future—and freedom for its people.

But what use is freedom that cannot be gained lawfully? When Lady Anne and Thaddeus conceive an audacious plan to secure her people’s independence, neither foresees the life-threatening struggle over power, money and religion that follows …

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Haunting…Walters nails a perfect blend of psychological suspense and social commentary that resonates long after the book is over.” Publishers Weekly on The Last Hours
“Deeply researched and engrossing, this masterful series opener leaves readers hanging…so they’ll eagerly await the sequel.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Last Hours
“Walters’ transition away from crime is complete, bringing her a wealth of new fans.” Herald Sun
“This stunning sequel to The Last Hours presents a striking portrait of an almost postapocalyptic medieval world in which rich and poor must reevaluate their relationship to one another—and to a God many fear has abandoned them.” Sunday Express

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Author Bio: Minette Walters

Author Bio: Minette Walters

Minette Walters is one of England’s most popular crime writers. She is the author of over a dozen novels, winning the CWA John Creasey Award for The Ice House, the Edgar Allan Poe Award for The Sculptress, and two CWA Gold Daggers for The Scold’s Bridle and Fox Evil. Her novels have been translated into thirty-six languages and have sold twenty-five million books worldwide. She lives in Dorset, England, with her husband.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English