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The String Diaries - A Novel

Stephen Lloyd Jones

A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity. The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night--her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves? Stephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion--a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them. If Hannah fails to end the chase now, her daughter is next in line. Only Hannah can decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to finally put a centuries-old curse to rest.

A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity. The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night--her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves? Stephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion--a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them. If Hannah fails to end the chase now, her daughter is next in line. Only Hannah can decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to finally put a centuries-old curse to rest.
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A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity. The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night--her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves? Stephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion--a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them. If Hannah fails to end the chase now, her daughter is next in line. Only Hannah can decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to finally put a centuries-old curse to rest.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gemma Whelan

Length:

13h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

47:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:01:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

45:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:31