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Die A Little

Megan Abbott

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How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles' hard-boiled underworld? Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, Megan Abbott's debut, Die a Little, is a gem of the darkest hue. This ingenious twist on a classic noir tale tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and her brother Bill, a junior investigator with the district attorney's office. Lora's comfortable, suburban life is jarringly disrupted when Bill falls in love with a mysterious young woman named Alice Steele, a Hollywood wardrobe assistant with a murky past. Made sisters by marriage but not by choice, the bond between Lora and Alice is marred by envy and mistrust. Spurred on by inconsistencies in Alice's personal history and possibly jealous of Alice's hold on her brother, Lora finds herself lured into the dark alleys and mean streets of seamy Los Angeles. Assuming the role of amateur detective, she uncovers a shadowy world of drugs, prostitution, and ultimately, murder. Lora's fascination with Alice's "sins" increases in direct proportion to the escalation of her own relationship with Mike Standish, a charmingly amoral press agent who appears to know more about his old friend Alice than he reveals. The deeper Lora digs to uncover Alice's secrets, the more her own life begins to resemble Alice's sinister past - and present. Steeped in atmospheric suspense and voyeuristic appeal, Die a Little shines as a dark star among Hollywood lights. "Ellen Archer takes Meghan Abbott's stylish exercise in noir and delivers a dynamite performance." -AudioFile Magazine

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ellen Archer

Length:

6h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

20:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:22