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By a Spider's Thread

Laura Lippman

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan-first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues-must track down a missing wife and unravel the secrets in her marriage that led her to flee. 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 beginning to unfold. 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.

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan-first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues-must track down a missing wife and unravel the secrets in her marriage that led her to flee. 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 beginning to unfold. 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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan-first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues-must track down a missing wife and unravel the secrets in her marriage that led her to flee. 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 beginning to unfold. 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:

Linda Emond

Length:

5h 52m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:26