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The Mill River Recluse - A Novel

Darcie Chan

The sensational New York Times bestseller The Mill River Recluse reminds us that friendship, family, and love can come from the most unexpected places. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. From the outside, Mill River looks like any sleepy little Vermont town where everyone knows everyone and people never need to lock their doors. There are newcomers for whom this appeals, from police officer Kyle Hansen and his daughter Rowen, who are starting over after heartache, to Claudia Simon, the schoolteacher who is determined to reinvent herself. But on closer inspection, there are those in Mill River-including a stealthy arsonist, a covetous nurse, and a pilfering priest-who have things they wish to hide. None more than the widow Mary McAllister, who for the past sixty years has secluded herself in her marble mansion overlooking the town. Most of the residents have never even seen the peculiar woman. Only the priest, Father O'Brien, knows the deep secrets that keep Mary isolated-and that, once revealed, will forever change the community. Praise for The Mill River Recluse "A heartwarming story."-Examiner.com "[Darcie] Chan's sweet novel displays her talent. . . . A comforting book about the random acts of kindness that hold communities together."-Kirkus Reviews "A real page-turner."-IndieReader "Chan does an amazing job with pacing while maintaining continuity and weaving universal themes such as friendship, love, new beginnings and overcoming adversities into small town life."-RT Book Reviews "This debut novel is a genre-breaking thriller with romantic overtones that should appeal to both men and women."-Huntington News "Chan's compassionate novel . . . blends elements of mystery, suspense and romance . . . [and] culminates in a beautifully rendered denouement that rekindles hope for a troubled world."-Shelf Awareness From the Trade Paperback edition.

The sensational New York Times bestseller The Mill River Recluse reminds us that friendship, family, and love can come from the most unexpected places. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. From the outside, Mill River looks like any sleepy little Vermont town where everyone knows everyone and people never need to lock their doors. There are newcomers for whom this appeals, from police officer Kyle Hansen and his daughter Rowen, who are starting over after heartache, to Claudia Simon, the schoolteacher who is determined to reinvent herself. But on closer inspection, there are those in Mill River-including a stealthy arsonist, a covetous nurse, and a pilfering priest-who have things they wish to hide. None more than the widow Mary McAllister, who for the past sixty years has secluded herself in her marble mansion overlooking the town. Most of the residents have never even seen the peculiar woman. Only the priest, Father O'Brien, knows the deep secrets that keep Mary isolated-and that, once revealed, will forever change the community. Praise for The Mill River Recluse "A heartwarming story."-Examiner.com "[Darcie] Chan's sweet novel displays her talent. . . . A comforting book about the random acts of kindness that hold communities together."-Kirkus Reviews "A real page-turner."-IndieReader "Chan does an amazing job with pacing while maintaining continuity and weaving universal themes such as friendship, love, new beginnings and overcoming adversities into small town life."-RT Book Reviews "This debut novel is a genre-breaking thriller with romantic overtones that should appeal to both men and women."-Huntington News "Chan's compassionate novel . . . blends elements of mystery, suspense and romance . . . [and] culminates in a beautifully rendered denouement that rekindles hope for a troubled world."-Shelf Awareness From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The sensational New York Times bestseller The Mill River Recluse reminds us that friendship, family, and love can come from the most unexpected places. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. From the outside, Mill River looks like any sleepy little Vermont town where everyone knows everyone and people never need to lock their doors. There are newcomers for whom this appeals, from police officer Kyle Hansen and his daughter Rowen, who are starting over after heartache, to Claudia Simon, the schoolteacher who is determined to reinvent herself. But on closer inspection, there are those in Mill River-including a stealthy arsonist, a covetous nurse, and a pilfering priest-who have things they wish to hide. None more than the widow Mary McAllister, who for the past sixty years has secluded herself in her marble mansion overlooking the town. Most of the residents have never even seen the peculiar woman. Only the priest, Father O'Brien, knows the deep secrets that keep Mary isolated-and that, once revealed, will forever change the community. Praise for The Mill River Recluse "A heartwarming story."-Examiner.com "[Darcie] Chan's sweet novel displays her talent. . . . A comforting book about the random acts of kindness that hold communities together."-Kirkus Reviews "A real page-turner."-IndieReader "Chan does an amazing job with pacing while maintaining continuity and weaving universal themes such as friendship, love, new beginnings and overcoming adversities into small town life."-RT Book Reviews "This debut novel is a genre-breaking thriller with romantic overtones that should appeal to both men and women."-Huntington News "Chan's compassionate novel . . . blends elements of mystery, suspense and romance . . . [and] culminates in a beautifully rendered denouement that rekindles hope for a troubled world."-Shelf Awareness From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amy Rubinate

Length:

10h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:03


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:32


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:59


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:21


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:00


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:15


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:48


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:17


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:40


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:34


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:08


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:02


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:15


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:07


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:41


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:06


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:56


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

00:27