Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan audiobook

Too Close to Breathe: A Novel

By Olivia Kiernan
Read by Brona C. Titley

Penguin Audio
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Olivia Kiernan’s tautly written debut novel immerses readers in a chilling murder case...and the tantalizing, enigmatic victim at the center of it all. In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months earlier, Frankie’s pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn’t keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor’s husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing. A search of the couple’s home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web. With the suspect pool growing, the carefully crafted profile of the victim crumbling with each new lead, and mysterious calls to Frankie’s phone implying that the killer is closer than anyone would like, all Frankie knows is that Eleanor guarded her secrets as closely in life as she does in death. As the investigation grows more challenging, Frankie can’t help but feel that something doesn’t fit. And when another woman is found murdered, the same paint on her corpse, Frankie knows that unraveling Eleanor’s life is the only way to find the murderer before he claims another victim...or finishes the fate Frankie only just managed to escape. Engrossing, complex, and atmospheric, Olivia Kiernan’s debut novel will leave you breathless.

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Summary

Summary

A Strand Magazine Pick of the Top Ten Books of 2018

Olivia Kiernan’s tautly written debut novel immerses readers in a chilling murder case...and the tantalizing, enigmatic victim at the center of it all. In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months earlier, Frankie’s pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn’t keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor’s husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing. A search of the couple’s home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web. With the suspect pool growing, the carefully crafted profile of the victim crumbling with each new lead, and mysterious calls to Frankie’s phone implying that the killer is closer than anyone would like, all Frankie knows is that Eleanor guarded her secrets as closely in life as she does in death. As the investigation grows more challenging, Frankie can’t help but feel that something doesn’t fit. And when another woman is found murdered, the same paint on her corpse, Frankie knows that unraveling Eleanor’s life is the only way to find the murderer before he claims another victim...or finishes the fate Frankie only just managed to escape. Engrossing, complex, and atmospheric, Olivia Kiernan’s debut novel will leave you breathless.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mesmerizing. Olivia Kiernan carefully unspools a complex riddle of murder, betrayal, and secret lives…Clever plot. Brilliant characters. Everything you need in a great thriller.” Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
“Tense, atmosphericA crime thriller extraordinaire.” Providence Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Olivia Kiernan

Author Bio: Olivia Kiernan

Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer living in the United Kingdom. She was born and raised in County Meath near the famed heritage town of Kells and holds an MA degree in creative writing awarded by the University of Sussex. She is the author of Too Close to Breathe.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English