Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard audiobook

Trace of Evil: A Natalie Lockhart Novel

By Alice Blanchard
Read by Laura Nichol

Macmillan Audio 9781250205711

The Natalie Lockhart Series: Book 1

12.82 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781250243126

From Alice Blanchard, the author of the New York Times Notable mystery novel Darkness Peering comes Trace of Evil, first in an evocative new series about a small New York town, its deeply held secrets, and the woman determined to uncover them, no matter what the cost. There’s something wicked in Burning Lake… Natalie Lockhart is a rookie detective in Burning Lake, New York, an isolated town known for its dark past. Tasked with uncovering the whereabouts of nine missing transients who have disappeared over the years, Natalie wrestles with the town’s troubled history – and the scars left by her sister’s unsolved murder years ago. Then Daisy Buckner, a beloved schoolteacher, is found dead on her kitchen floor, and a suspect immediately comes to mind. But it’s not that simple. The suspect is in a coma, collapsed only hours after the teacher’s death, and it turns out Daisy had secrets of her own. Natalie knows there is more to the case, but as the investigation deepens, even she cannot predict the far-reaching consequences – for the victim, for the missing of Burning Lake, and for herself. Praise for Trace of Evil: “An airtight police procedural with deeply macabre elements...‘Trace of Evil’ delivers all elements without a single misstep.” -- BookPage "Witchcraft, a brutal murder, and secrets buried in a sleepy town's past... With Trace of Evil, Blanchard expertly weaves mystery and spine-tingling suspense into a tense, nail-biter of a thriller!" - J.D. Barker, International Bestselling Author of The Fourth Monkey "An interesting and credible community as a backdrop to the action, strong characterization and a powerful and unexpected denouement. It provides the delights of a traditional mystery but is set firmly in the present. I look forward to reading more in the series." – Bestselling author Ann Cleeves

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Summary

Summary

From Alice Blanchard, the author of the New York Times Notable mystery novel Darkness Peering comes Trace of Evil, first in an evocative new series about a small New York town, its deeply held secrets, and the woman determined to uncover them, no matter what the cost.

There’s something wicked in Burning Lake…

Natalie Lockhart is a rookie detective in Burning Lake, New York, an isolated town known for its dark past. Tasked with uncovering the whereabouts of nine missing transients who have disappeared over the years, Natalie wrestles with the town’s troubled history – and the scars left by her sister’s unsolved murder years ago.

Then Daisy Buckner, a beloved schoolteacher, is found dead on her kitchen floor, and a suspect immediately comes to mind. But it’s not that simple. The suspect is in a coma, collapsed only hours after the teacher’s death, and it turns out Daisy had secrets of her own. Natalie knows there is more to the case, but as the investigation deepens, even she cannot predict the far-reaching consequences – for the victim, for the missing of Burning Lake, and for herself.

Praise for Trace of Evil:

“An airtight police procedural with deeply macabre elements...‘Trace of Evil’ delivers all elements without a single misstep.” -- BookPage

"Witchcraft, a brutal murder, and secrets buried in a sleepy town's past... With Trace of Evil, Blanchard expertly weaves mystery and spine-tingling suspense into a tense, nail-biter of a thriller!" - J.D. Barker, International Bestselling Author of The Fourth Monkey

"An interesting and credible community as a backdrop to the action, strong characterization and a powerful and unexpected denouement. It provides the delights of a traditional mystery but is set firmly in the present. I look forward to reading more in the series." – Bestselling author Ann Cleeves

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Author

Author Bio: Alice Blanchard

Author Bio: Alice Blanchard

Alice Blanchard grew up in Connecticut and went to college in Boston, Massachusetts, where she studied creative writing and filmmaking. In 1995, she won the prestigious Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for her collection of short stories, The Stuntman’s Daughter. Her debut suspense novel, Darkness Peering, was published in 1999 to glowing reviews. Darkness Peering grossed over 530,000 hardcover and paperback copies combined and was published in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Sweden and the UK. It was chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Notable Books of 1999 and was optioned by Propaganda Films. Blanchard has received a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, a New Letters Literary Award and a Centrum Artists in Residence fellowship. Her short stories have appeared in such literary quarterlies as Turnstile, William & Mary Review and Alaska Quarterly, and her work has been broadcast on National Public Radio’s “The Sound of Writing” series. Blanchard’s second suspense thriller, The Breathtaker, was optioned by Warner Brothers–based John Wells Productions, the producers of White Oleander, One Hour Photo, The West Wing and ER.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English