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Seven for a Secret

Lyndsay Faye

From Edgar-nominated author Lyndsay Faye comes what Gillian Flynn calls "a brilliant new mystery." One of The Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Mysteries of the Year Six months after the formation of the NYPD, its most reluctant and talented officer, Timothy Wilde, thinks himself well versed in his city's dark practices-until he learns of the gruesome underworld of lies and corruption ruled by the "blackbirders," who snatch free Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as slaves, and sell them south to toil as plantation property. The abolitionist Timothy is horrified by these traders in human flesh. But in 1846, slave catching isn't just legal-it's law enforcement. When the beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothy's office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her reply is, "My family." Their search for her mixed-race sister and son will plunge Timothy and his feral brother, Valentine, into a world where police are complicit and politics savage, and corpses appear in the most shocking of places. Timothy finds himself caught between power and principles, desperate to protect his only brother and to unravel the puzzle before all he cares for is lost.

From Edgar-nominated author Lyndsay Faye comes what Gillian Flynn calls "a brilliant new mystery." One of The Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Mysteries of the Year Six months after the formation of the NYPD, its most reluctant and talented officer, Timothy Wilde, thinks himself well versed in his city's dark practices-until he learns of the gruesome underworld of lies and corruption ruled by the "blackbirders," who snatch free Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as slaves, and sell them south to toil as plantation property. The abolitionist Timothy is horrified by these traders in human flesh. But in 1846, slave catching isn't just legal-it's law enforcement. When the beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothy's office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her reply is, "My family." Their search for her mixed-race sister and son will plunge Timothy and his feral brother, Valentine, into a world where police are complicit and politics savage, and corpses appear in the most shocking of places. Timothy finds himself caught between power and principles, desperate to protect his only brother and to unravel the puzzle before all he cares for is lost.
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From Edgar-nominated author Lyndsay Faye comes what Gillian Flynn calls "a brilliant new mystery." One of The Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Mysteries of the Year Six months after the formation of the NYPD, its most reluctant and talented officer, Timothy Wilde, thinks himself well versed in his city's dark practices-until he learns of the gruesome underworld of lies and corruption ruled by the "blackbirders," who snatch free Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as slaves, and sell them south to toil as plantation property. The abolitionist Timothy is horrified by these traders in human flesh. But in 1846, slave catching isn't just legal-it's law enforcement. When the beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothy's office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her reply is, "My family." Their search for her mixed-race sister and son will plunge Timothy and his feral brother, Valentine, into a world where police are complicit and politics savage, and corpses appear in the most shocking of places. Timothy finds himself caught between power and principles, desperate to protect his only brother and to unravel the puzzle before all he cares for is lost.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Boyer

Length:

14h 3m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

11:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

31:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:40