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The Minotaur - A Novel

Barbara Vine

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As soon as Kerstin Kvist arrives at remote, ivy-covered Lydstep Old Hall in Essex, she feels like a character in a gothic novel. A young nurse fresh out of school, Kerstin has been hired for a position with the Cosway family, residents of the Hall for generations. She is soon introduced to her "charge," John Cosway, a thirty-nine-year-old man whose strange behavior is vaguely explained by his mother and sisters as part of the madness that runs in the family. Weeks go by at Lydstep with little to mark the passage of time beyond John's daily walks and the amusingly provincial happenings that engross the Cosway women, and Kerstin occupies her many free hours at the Hall reading or making entries into her diary. Meanwhile, bitter wrangling among Julia Cosway and her four grown daughters becomes increasingly evident. But this is just the most obvious of the tensions that charge the old remote estate, with its sealed rooms full of mystery. Soon Kerstin will find herself in possession of knowledge she will wish she'd never attained, secrets that will propel the occupants of Lydstep Old Hall headlong into sexual obsession, betrayal, and, finally, murder. Also available in a Random House Large Print edition and as an eBook From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

12h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:44


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:50


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:26


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:25


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:20


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:21


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:55


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:11


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:42


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:17


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:48


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:15


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:49


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:12


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:40


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:34


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:20


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:58


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:19


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:39


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:54


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:00


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:02


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:05


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:58


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:33


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:50


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:31


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:22


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:10


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:37


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:12


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:20


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:20


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:50


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:31


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:28


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:12


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:06


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:50


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:08


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:46


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:35


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:37


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:41


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:16


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:11


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:38


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:36


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:44


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:28


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:09


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:46


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:33


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:21


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:39


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:53


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:39


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:33


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:13


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:10


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:09


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:20


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:52


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

01:40


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:04


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:46


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:59


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:54


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:17


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:35


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:38


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:25


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:07


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:32


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:29


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:46


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:22


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:08


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:07


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:29


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:25


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:38


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:28


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:12


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:49


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:06


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:46


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:56


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:14


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:55


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:45


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:03


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:13


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:40


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:28


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:02


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:06


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:21


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:52


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:32


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:23


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:32


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:00


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:27


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

04:43


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:20


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

02:28


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:45


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

02:19