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By a Spider's Thread - A Tess Monaghan Novel

Laura Lippman

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Description:

Mark Rubin's family is missing-and the police won't get involved because all the evidence indicates that his wife left willingly. So the successful Baltimore furrier turns to Tess Monaghan, hoping she can help him find his wife and three children. Tess doesn't quite know what to make of Rubin, who doles out vitally important information in grudging dribs and drabs. According to her client, he and his beautiful wife, Natalie, had a flawless, happy marriage. Yet one day, without any warning or explanation, Natalie gathered up their children and vanished. Tapping into a network of fellow investigators spread across the country, Tess is soon able to locate the runaway wife and the children who have been moving furtively from state to state, town to town. But the Rubins are not alone. A mysterious man is traveling with them, a stranger described by witnesses as "handsome" and "charming" but otherwise unremarkable. And the deeper Tess digs, the more she suspects that the motive behind Natalie's reckless flight lies somewhere in the gap between what Rubin will not say and what he refuses to believe. An intricate web of betrayal and vengeance is already beginning to unfold, as memory begets rage, and rage begets desperation…and murder. Suddenly, much more than one man's future happiness and stubborn pride are in peril. For the lives of three innocent children are dangling by the slenderest of threads.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barbara Rosenblat

Length:

9h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

17:58