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Long Black Veil - A Novel

Jennifer Finney Boylan

For fans of Donna Tartt and Megan Abbott, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She's Not There On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it's not long before they realize they are locked in-and not alone. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy, and the unexpected, far-reaching consequences reverberate through the survivors' lives. As they go their separate ways, trying to move on, it becomes clear that their dark night in the prison has changed them all. Decades later, new evidence is found, and the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them-celebrity chef Jon Casey- with murder. Only Casey's old friend Judith Carrigan can testify to his innocence. But Judith is protecting long-held secrets of her own - secrets that, if brought to light, could destroy her career as a travel writer and tear her away from her fireman husband and teenage son. If she chooses to help Casey, she risks losing the life she has fought to build and the woman she has struggled to become. In any life that contains a "before" and an "after," how is it possible to live one life, not two? Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan's triumphant return to fiction.

For fans of Donna Tartt and Megan Abbott, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She's Not There On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it's not long before they realize they are locked in-and not alone. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy, and the unexpected, far-reaching consequences reverberate through the survivors' lives. As they go their separate ways, trying to move on, it becomes clear that their dark night in the prison has changed them all. Decades later, new evidence is found, and the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them-celebrity chef Jon Casey- with murder. Only Casey's old friend Judith Carrigan can testify to his innocence. But Judith is protecting long-held secrets of her own - secrets that, if brought to light, could destroy her career as a travel writer and tear her away from her fireman husband and teenage son. If she chooses to help Casey, she risks losing the life she has fought to build and the woman she has struggled to become. In any life that contains a "before" and an "after," how is it possible to live one life, not two? Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan's triumphant return to fiction.
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For fans of Donna Tartt and Megan Abbott, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She's Not There On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it's not long before they realize they are locked in-and not alone. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy, and the unexpected, far-reaching consequences reverberate through the survivors' lives. As they go their separate ways, trying to move on, it becomes clear that their dark night in the prison has changed them all. Decades later, new evidence is found, and the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them-celebrity chef Jon Casey- with murder. Only Casey's old friend Judith Carrigan can testify to his innocence. But Judith is protecting long-held secrets of her own - secrets that, if brought to light, could destroy her career as a travel writer and tear her away from her fireman husband and teenage son. If she chooses to help Casey, she risks losing the life she has fought to build and the woman she has struggled to become. In any life that contains a "before" and an "after," how is it possible to live one life, not two? Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan's triumphant return to fiction.

Language:

English

Length:

11h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:29


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:36


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:52


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:24


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:14


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:55


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:40


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

00:28