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Mercury - A Novel

Margot Livesey

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Description:

A taut emotional thriller about love, obsession and the secrets that pull a family apart. Donald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optician in suburban Boston, he rests assured that he and his wife, Viv, who works at the local stables, will live out quiet lives with their two children. Then Mercury-a gorgeous young racehorse-enters their lives and everything changes. Viv's friend Hilary has inherited Mercury from her brother after his mysterious death-he was riding Mercury late one afternoon and the horse returned to the stables alone. When Hilary first brings Mercury to board at the stables everyone there is struck by his beauty and prowess, particularly Viv. As she rides him, Viv dreams of competing with Mercury, rebuilding the ambitions of grandeur that she held for herself before moving to the suburbs. But her daydreams soon morph into consuming desire, and her infatuation with the thoroughbred quickly escalates to obsession. By the time Donald understands the change that has come over Viv, it is too late to stop the impending fate that both their actions have wrought for them and their loved ones. A beautifully crafted, riveting novel about the ways in which relationships can be disrupted and, ultimately, destroyed by obsession, secrets and ever-escalating lies.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Derek Perkins, Nicol Zanzarella

Length:

9h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

38:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

23:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

19:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:30