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Playing dead

by Heaberlin, Julia,

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Hampton Community Library Adult Audio AUDIO CD HEABERLIN
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Adult Audio
 
Call Number  AUDIO CD HEABERLIN
 
 
Summary
Tommie McCloud's world is turned upside down when a perfume-scented letter arrives from a stranger only days after her father's death. The woman writing it claims that Tommie is her daughter and that she was kidnapped 31 years ago. Tommie races along a nightmarish path while an unseen stalker is determined to keep old secrets locked inside the dementia-battered brain of the woman Tommie believed was her real mother.
"Dear Tommie: Have you ever wondered about who you are?"The perfume-scented letter that turns Tommie McCloud's world upside down arrives from a stranger only days after her father's death. The woman who wrote it claims that Tommie is her daughter--and that she was kidnapped as a baby thirty-one years ago. Tommie wants to believe it's all a hoax, but suddenly the girl who grew up on a Texas ranch finds herself inextricably linked to a horrific past: the slaughter of a family in Chicago, the murder of an Oklahoma beauty queen, and the kidnapping of a little girl named Adriana. Tommie races along a twisting, nightmarish path while an unseen stalker is determined to keep old secrets locked inside the dementia-battered brain of the woman who Tommie always thought was her real mother. With everything she has ever believed in question, and no one she can trust, Tommie must discover the truth about the girl who vanished--and the very real threats that still remain.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Questions of identity are plaguing Texas psychologist Tommie McCloud. First she gets a letter from the wife of Chicago mobster Anthony Marchetti (in prison for killing an FBI agent and his family) suggesting that Tommie is her daughter who was kidnapped as a baby. Then a man masquerading as a reporter turns up asking questions. With her older brother and father dead and her mother suffering from dementia, Tommie is on her own in finding answers, with backup protection from military contractor Hudson Byrd, once her lover on the rodeo circuit, whose contacts prove invaluable as matters turn dangerous for the affluent McCloud family. There's a lot going on in this first novel odd newspaper clippings found in Tommie's mother's bank safe-deposit box, visits with and messages from Marchetti (recently transferred from a Chicago prison to one in nearby Texas), mysterious heirs to the family estate but Heaberlin manages to tie up all the loose ends. Tommie is a smart, sassy, loving, and doggedly persistent narrator in this fast-moving mystery, which occasionally tugs at the heartstrings. A promising debut.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Audiobooks.
Publisher North Kingstown, RI :2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Lambert, Madeleine, author.
Participants/Performers Read by Madeleine Lambert.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Description 9 audio discs (624 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781620642719
1620642719
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