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Last Lessons of Summer

Margaret Maron

Margaret Maron is The New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Deborah Knott series of southern mysteries, including the novels Uncommon Clay and Slow Dollar. She has won the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Macavity, and American Mystery Awards. In a rare departure from the Knott series, Maron ratchets up the suspense in the dark and captivating stand-alone mystery, Last Lessons of Summer. Amy Stedman is the young heiress of a prosperous children's book publishing company. She arrives in North Carolina from New York City to clear the family house of her grandmother's belongings and hopefully find clues to her murder-which remains unsolved. While cleaning and rummaging through the woman's dusty possessions, Amy reflects on her own unfulfilling life. Married to a vain man who doesn't love her so much as value her family's lucrative legacy, Amy realizes that their relationship strangely echoes her parents' unfortunate marriage. Soon after giving birth to her, Amy's mother Maxine committed suicide under suspicious circumstances. Amy's father, a brash businessman and unapologetic opportunist, fostered deceit and deeply seated feelings of doubt in the family. Within the walls of this old house, dark recollections of unnatural death are beginning to permeate the air-adding a premonition of menace to Amy's increasingly troubled thoughts. Was Maxine's death really a suicide? And if it wasn't, what terrible secrets may be lying in wait for Amy?

Margaret Maron is The New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Deborah Knott series of southern mysteries, including the novels Uncommon Clay and Slow Dollar. She has won the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Macavity, and American Mystery Awards. In a rare departure from the Knott series, Maron ratchets up the suspense in the dark and captivating stand-alone mystery, Last Lessons of Summer. Amy Stedman is the young heiress of a prosperous children's book publishing company. She arrives in North Carolina from New York City to clear the family house of her grandmother's belongings and hopefully find clues to her murder-which remains unsolved. While cleaning and rummaging through the woman's dusty possessions, Amy reflects on her own unfulfilling life. Married to a vain man who doesn't love her so much as value her family's lucrative legacy, Amy realizes that their relationship strangely echoes her parents' unfortunate marriage. Soon after giving birth to her, Amy's mother Maxine committed suicide under suspicious circumstances. Amy's father, a brash businessman and unapologetic opportunist, fostered deceit and deeply seated feelings of doubt in the family. Within the walls of this old house, dark recollections of unnatural death are beginning to permeate the air-adding a premonition of menace to Amy's increasingly troubled thoughts. Was Maxine's death really a suicide? And if it wasn't, what terrible secrets may be lying in wait for Amy?
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Margaret Maron is The New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Deborah Knott series of southern mysteries, including the novels Uncommon Clay and Slow Dollar. She has won the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Macavity, and American Mystery Awards. In a rare departure from the Knott series, Maron ratchets up the suspense in the dark and captivating stand-alone mystery, Last Lessons of Summer. Amy Stedman is the young heiress of a prosperous children's book publishing company. She arrives in North Carolina from New York City to clear the family house of her grandmother's belongings and hopefully find clues to her murder-which remains unsolved. While cleaning and rummaging through the woman's dusty possessions, Amy reflects on her own unfulfilling life. Married to a vain man who doesn't love her so much as value her family's lucrative legacy, Amy realizes that their relationship strangely echoes her parents' unfortunate marriage. Soon after giving birth to her, Amy's mother Maxine committed suicide under suspicious circumstances. Amy's father, a brash businessman and unapologetic opportunist, fostered deceit and deeply seated feelings of doubt in the family. Within the walls of this old house, dark recollections of unnatural death are beginning to permeate the air-adding a premonition of menace to Amy's increasingly troubled thoughts. Was Maxine's death really a suicide? And if it wasn't, what terrible secrets may be lying in wait for Amy?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Forbes

Length:

9h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:22