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The Innocent Sleep - A Novel

Karen Perry

"How good's the big twist? You won't see it coming."-Entertainment Weekly "Terrific…an unpredictable and unsettling familial drama that has drawn comparisons to the novels of Gillian Flynn and fellow Dubliner Tana French."-Kirkus Reviews When a couple's lost child resurfaces they are forced to embark on a journey into their shared past-one rife with dark secrets and lies Tangiers. Harry is preparing his wife's birthday dinner while she is still at work and their son, Dillon, is upstairs asleep in bed. Harry suddenly remembers that he's left Robin's gift at the café in town. It's only a five minute walk away and Dillon's so tricky to put down for the night, so Harry decides to run out on his own and fetch the present. Disaster strikes. An earthquake hits, buildings crumble, people scream and run. Harry fights his way through the crowd to his house, only to find it razed to the ground. Dillon is presumed dead, though his body is never found. Five years later, Harry and Robin have settled into a new kind of life after relocating to their native Dublin. Their grief will always be with them, but lately it feels as if they're ready for a new beginning. Harry's career as an artist is taking off and Robin has just realized that she's pregnant. But when Harry gets a glimpse of Dillon on the crowded streets of Dublin, the past comes rushing back at both of them. Has Dillon been alive all these years? Or was what Harry saw just a figment of his guilt-ridden imagination? With razor-sharp writing, Karen Perry's The Innocent Sleep delivers a fast-paced, ingeniously plotted thriller brimming with deception, doubt, and betrayal.

"How good's the big twist? You won't see it coming."-Entertainment Weekly "Terrific…an unpredictable and unsettling familial drama that has drawn comparisons to the novels of Gillian Flynn and fellow Dubliner Tana French."-Kirkus Reviews When a couple's lost child resurfaces they are forced to embark on a journey into their shared past-one rife with dark secrets and lies Tangiers. Harry is preparing his wife's birthday dinner while she is still at work and their son, Dillon, is upstairs asleep in bed. Harry suddenly remembers that he's left Robin's gift at the café in town. It's only a five minute walk away and Dillon's so tricky to put down for the night, so Harry decides to run out on his own and fetch the present. Disaster strikes. An earthquake hits, buildings crumble, people scream and run. Harry fights his way through the crowd to his house, only to find it razed to the ground. Dillon is presumed dead, though his body is never found. Five years later, Harry and Robin have settled into a new kind of life after relocating to their native Dublin. Their grief will always be with them, but lately it feels as if they're ready for a new beginning. Harry's career as an artist is taking off and Robin has just realized that she's pregnant. But when Harry gets a glimpse of Dillon on the crowded streets of Dublin, the past comes rushing back at both of them. Has Dillon been alive all these years? Or was what Harry saw just a figment of his guilt-ridden imagination? With razor-sharp writing, Karen Perry's The Innocent Sleep delivers a fast-paced, ingeniously plotted thriller brimming with deception, doubt, and betrayal.
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"How good's the big twist? You won't see it coming."-Entertainment Weekly "Terrific…an unpredictable and unsettling familial drama that has drawn comparisons to the novels of Gillian Flynn and fellow Dubliner Tana French."-Kirkus Reviews When a couple's lost child resurfaces they are forced to embark on a journey into their shared past-one rife with dark secrets and lies Tangiers. Harry is preparing his wife's birthday dinner while she is still at work and their son, Dillon, is upstairs asleep in bed. Harry suddenly remembers that he's left Robin's gift at the café in town. It's only a five minute walk away and Dillon's so tricky to put down for the night, so Harry decides to run out on his own and fetch the present. Disaster strikes. An earthquake hits, buildings crumble, people scream and run. Harry fights his way through the crowd to his house, only to find it razed to the ground. Dillon is presumed dead, though his body is never found. Five years later, Harry and Robin have settled into a new kind of life after relocating to their native Dublin. Their grief will always be with them, but lately it feels as if they're ready for a new beginning. Harry's career as an artist is taking off and Robin has just realized that she's pregnant. But when Harry gets a glimpse of Dillon on the crowded streets of Dublin, the past comes rushing back at both of them. Has Dillon been alive all these years? Or was what Harry saw just a figment of his guilt-ridden imagination? With razor-sharp writing, Karen Perry's The Innocent Sleep delivers a fast-paced, ingeniously plotted thriller brimming with deception, doubt, and betrayal.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Aaron Abano, Michelle Ferguson

Length:

9h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

17:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

42:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:05:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:33