One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming audiobook

One Was a Soldier

By Julia Spencer-Fleming
Read by Suzanne Toren

Blackstone Publishing

The Clare Fergusson / Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries: Book 7

17.50 Hours Unabridged
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At the Millers Kill community center, five veterans gather to work on adjusting to life after war. Reverend Clare Fergusson has returned from Iraq with a head full of bad memories she’s using alcohol to wipe out. And down-on-her-luck Tally McNabb has brought home a secret—a fatal one. Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne just wants Clare to settle down and get married—to him. But when he rules Tally McNabb’s death a suicide, Clare sides with the other vets against him. Russ and Clare’s unorthodox investigation will uncover a trail of deceit that runs from their tiny Adirondack town to the upper ranks of the Army, and from the waters of the Millers Kill to the unforgiving streets of Baghdad.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2012 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel

At the Millers Kill community center, five veterans gather to work on adjusting to life after war. Reverend Clare Fergusson has returned from Iraq with a head full of bad memories she’s using alcohol to wipe out. And down-on-her-luck Tally McNabb has brought home a secret—a fatal one. Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne just wants Clare to settle down and get married—to him. But when he rules Tally McNabb’s death a suicide, Clare sides with the other vets against him. Russ and Clare’s unorthodox investigation will uncover a trail of deceit that runs from their tiny Adirondack town to the upper ranks of the Army, and from the waters of the Millers Kill to the unforgiving streets of Baghdad.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Julia Spencer-Fleming is a rarity in this business, a risk-taker and a writer of deep feeling. Few others could deliver a high-concept thriller that so perfectly captures the subtle sufferings of soldiers home from combat. A story of greed, betrayal, and wounded love, One Was a Soldier left me entertained, satisfied, and a shade wiser about the cost of war.” John Hart, New York Times bestselling author
“An absolute tour de force! Both a superb murder mystery and a gripping examination of the suffering of returning soldiers.” Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author
“Spencer-Fleming knows her craft…But it’s character that really counts here, and nothing becomes Clare’s character more than her deepening sensitivity to the suffering of her fellow soldiers.” New York Times
“This is a surefire winner…Spencer-Fleming’s fans who have been waiting eagerly for her latest won’t be disappointed; this series, as intelligent as it is enthralling, just keeps getting better.” Booklist (starred review)
“Suzanne Toren performs with her usual great strengths…Her passion and pacing are marvelous.” AudioFile
“In the hands of a lesser writer, this novel would not fly, but Spencer-Fleming carries it off and concludes with a believable resolution.” Library Journal
“Explor[es] the inescapable legacies of soldiers come home, including a crushing burden of imagined, and unimaginable, guilt.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Julia Spencer-Fleming

Author Bio: Julia Spencer-Fleming

Julia Spencer-Fleming is an Agatha, Anthony, Barry, Dilys, Gumshoe, and Macavity award winner. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College and received her JD at the University of Maine School of Law. Her books have been short-listed for the Edgar and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice awards. She lives in a 190-year-old farmhouse in Buxton, Maine, with her husband and three children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 17.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English