Palace of the Drowned by Christine Mangan audiobook

Palace of the Drowned

By Christine Mangan
Read by Emily Pennant-Rea

Macmillan Audio
10.20 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781250804389

A suspenseful, transporting literary thriller about a British novelist who heads to Venice after a public breakdown It’s 1966, and Frankie Croy retreats to her friend’s vacant palazzo in Venice. Years have passed since the initial success of Frankie’s debut novel, and she has spent her career trying to live up to the expectations. Now, after a particularly scathing review of her most recent work, alongside a very public breakdown, she needs to recharge and get re-inspired. Then Gilly appears. A precocious young admirer eager to make friends, Gilly seems determined to insinuate herself into Frankie’s solitary life. But there’s something about the young woman that gives Frankie pause. How much of what Gilly tells her is the truth? As a series of lies and revelations emerge, the lives of these two women will be tragically altered as the catastrophic 1966 flooding of Venice ravages the city. Suspenseful and transporting, Palace of the Drowned brings the mystery of Venice to life while delivering a twisted tale of ambition and human nature. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

A Veranda Magazine Pick of Book Club Books for June

An Indie Next List Pick of the Month

A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer

A suspenseful, transporting literary thriller about a British novelist who heads to Venice after a public breakdown

It’s 1966, and Frankie Croy retreats to her friend’s vacant palazzo in Venice. Years have passed since the initial success of Frankie’s debut novel, and she has spent her career trying to live up to the expectations. Now, after a particularly scathing review of her most recent work, alongside a very public breakdown, she needs to recharge and get re-inspired.

Then Gilly appears. A precocious young admirer eager to make friends, Gilly seems determined to insinuate herself into Frankie’s solitary life. But there’s something about the young woman that gives Frankie pause. How much of what Gilly tells her is the truth? As a series of lies and revelations emerge, the lives of these two women will be tragically altered as the catastrophic 1966 flooding of Venice ravages the city.

Suspenseful and transporting, Palace of the Drowned brings the mystery of Venice to life while delivering a twisted tale of ambition and human nature.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Emily Pennant–Rea delivers a first-rate narration of Mangan’s intense novel…Pennant–Rea’s subtlety and nuance keep the suspense high and the mystery edgy.” AudioFile
“A lush, malice-infused mystery.” New York Times
“A page-turning thriller with a setting just as well imagined as the characters who inhabit it.” Veranda magazine
“Spins on low-boil psychological underpinnings, with a threat of violence; Palace of the Drowned shrewdly echoes Patricia Highsmith, Gaslight, and All About Eve.” Shelf Awareness
“Plunges us into another exotic and bewitchingly rendered locale, this time Venice off-season, moody and damp…Voluptuously atmospheric.” Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Christine Mangan

Author Bio: Christine Mangan

Christine Mangan is the author of the national bestseller, Tangerine. She has her PhD in English from University College Dublin, with a focus on eighteenth-century Gothic literature, and an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Southern Maine.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 10.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English