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The Sleepwalker - A Novel

Chris Bohjalian

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire-the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night. When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body? Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire-the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night. When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body? Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire-the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night. When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body? Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cady McClain, Grace Experience

Length:

9h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

34:02


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

26:17


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

38:57


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:04:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

22:35


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

17:03


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

25:45


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

39:13


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

39:26


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

41:13


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

28:14


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

39:22


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

33:30


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

18:20


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

20:34


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

30:50


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

31:23


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

18:45


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

05:28


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

00:31