The only child

Kayte Nunn

eAudio - 2023

"Almost every graduating class had a girl who disappeared …"A long-closed home for "fallen women" is the site of horrors old and new in this historical thriller from the author of The Botanist's Daughter.1949: During the coldest winter Seattle has seen in decades, pregnant sixteen-year-old Brigid Ryan arrives at Fairmile, a home for "fallen women" run by the Catholic Church on a remote island in Puget Sound. She and her baby will disappear before the snow melts.2013: Ex-cop Frankie Gray is escaping a career in ruins and hoping to reconnect with her teenage daughter, Izzy, while summering with her mother at The Fairmile Inn, soon to be a boutique hotel. But when an elderly nun who worked at the home in it...s former iteration is found dead in suspicious circumstances and then a tiny skeleton is discovered on the grounds nearby, Frankie goes looking for answers. Then Izzy disappears, and as Frankie races to find her, she turns up a secret that will force her to question her own history and the identity she thought she knew.Over sixty years separate the disappearances at the Fairmile, but Frankie suspects that they may share the same dark root; in the suspenseful, atmospheric investigation that follows, she finds that the truth is as foggy as the rocky, isolated island on which that darkness thrived. "The Only Child is a taut, clever whodunit revolving around the pangs of motherhood and the lengths women will go for their children…Kayte Nunn keeps the stakes high and the characters compelling, making for a fast, fresh, engrossing historical mystery!" "Hugely engaging." "The story carries all the elements of a classic gothic tale…that comes with a thrilling twist in the final pages." "Kayte Nunn's The Only Child will join Marge Piercy's Braided Lives, along with films such as Blossoms in the Dust and Vera Drake, as a reminder of what is at stake when the reproductive rights and choices of girls and women are diminished. It is a well-paced story with finely drawn characters-and it's hard to put down."

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Published
[United States] : Blackstone Publishing 2023.
Language
English
Corporate Author
hoopla digital
Main Author
Kayte Nunn (author)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Erica Sullivan (narrator)
Edition
Unabridged
Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
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Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 21 min.)) : digital
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9798212160230
9788212160231
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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