Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury audiobook

Hold Back the Tide

By Melinda Salisbury
Read by Elle Newlands

Scholastic Inc
8.24 Hours 1
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“Here are the rules of living with a murderer. One: Do not draw attention to yourself. It’s pretty self-explanatory—if they don’t notice you, they won’t get any ideas about killing you. Be a ghost in your own home, if that’s what it takes. After all, you can’t kill a ghost. Of course, when you live with a murderer, sit opposite them for every meal, share a washroom and a kitchen, sleep a mere twelve feet and two flimsy walls away from them, this is impossible. Even the subtlest of specters is bound to be noticed. Which leads to the next rule. Two: If you can’t be invisible, be useful.” Everyone in this quiet lakeside community knows that Alva’s father killed her mother, all those years ago. There wasn’t enough proof to arrest him, though, and with no other family, Alva’s been forced to live with her mother’s murderer, doing her best to survive until she can earn enough money to run away. One of her chores is to monitor water levels in the loch — a task her father takes very seriously. His family has been the guardian of the loch for generations. It’s a cold, lonely task, and a few times, Alva can swear she feels someone watching her. The more Alva investigates, the more she realizes that the truth can be more monstrous than lies. And while you might be able to outrun anything that emerges from the dark water, you can never escape your past

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Summary

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

“Here are the rules of living with a murderer. One: Do not draw attention to yourself. It’s pretty self-explanatory—if they don’t notice you, they won’t get any ideas about killing you. Be a ghost in your own home, if that’s what it takes. After all, you can’t kill a ghost. Of course, when you live with a murderer, sit opposite them for every meal, share a washroom and a kitchen, sleep a mere twelve feet and two flimsy walls away from them, this is impossible. Even the subtlest of specters is bound to be noticed. Which leads to the next rule.

Two: If you can’t be invisible, be useful.”

Everyone in this quiet lakeside community knows that Alva’s father killed her mother, all those years ago. There wasn’t enough proof to arrest him, though, and with no other family, Alva’s been forced to live with her mother’s murderer, doing her best to survive until she can earn enough money to run away.

One of her chores is to monitor water levels in the loch — a task her father takes very seriously. His family has been the guardian of the loch for generations. It’s a cold, lonely task, and a few times, Alva can swear she feels someone watching her.

The more Alva investigates, the more she realizes that the truth can be more monstrous than lies. And while you might be able to outrun anything that emerges from the dark water, you can never escape your past

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Elle Newlands’s Scottish brogue is the perfect voice for young Alva…Newlands will have listeners on the edge of their seats as Alva tells the story…[A] well-constructed horror story. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Rich descriptions imbue both the setting and action with cinematic intensity…Skin-tingling, blood-curdling horror perfect for reading by firelight.” Kirkus Reviews
“Keenly rendered characters, high-stakes action, and tender romance keep the pages turning until the tale’s heartrending close.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Melinda Salisbury

Author Bio: Melinda Salisbury

Melinda Salisbury is the author of three novels in the Sin Eater’s Daughter series and three in the Sorrow series. The Sin Eater’s Daughter was a finalist for the Young Adult Book Prize. She can be found on Twitter as @AHintofMystery.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 8.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English