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Try Not to Breathe - A Novel

Holly Seddon

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Laura Lippman, and Paula Hawkins comes Holly Seddon's arresting fiction debut-an engrossing thriller full of page-turning twists and turns, richly imagined characters, and gripping psychological suspense. Some secrets never die. They're just locked away. Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault. Amy Stevenson, who has been in a coma for fifteen years, forgotten by the world. Amy Stevenson, who, unbeknownst to her doctors, remains locked inside her body, conscious but paralyzed, reliving the past. Soon Alex's routine includes visiting hours at the hospital, then interviews with the original suspects in the attack. But what starts as a reporter's story becomes a personal obsession. How do you solve a crime when the only witness lived but cannot tell the tale? Unable to tear herself away from her attempt to uncover the unspeakable truth, Alex realizes she's not just chasing a story-she's seeking salvation. Shifting from present to past and back again, Try Not to Breathe unfolds layer by layer until its heart-stopping conclusion. The result is an utterly immersive, unforgettable debut. Praise for Try Not to Breathe "A brilliant, beautifully written thriller."-Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors "A razor-sharp plot and wonderfully complex characters . . . Not since The Girl on the Train have I been so captivated by a work of suspense."-New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen "A fast-paced debut about long-buried secrets and tangled truths."-New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight "Engrossing . . . S

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Laura Lippman, and Paula Hawkins comes Holly Seddon's arresting fiction debut-an engrossing thriller full of page-turning twists and turns, richly imagined characters, and gripping psychological suspense. Some secrets never die. They're just locked away. Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault. Amy Stevenson, who has been in a coma for fifteen years, forgotten by the world. Amy Stevenson, who, unbeknownst to her doctors, remains locked inside her body, conscious but paralyzed, reliving the past. Soon Alex's routine includes visiting hours at the hospital, then interviews with the original suspects in the attack. But what starts as a reporter's story becomes a personal obsession. How do you solve a crime when the only witness lived but cannot tell the tale? Unable to tear herself away from her attempt to uncover the unspeakable truth, Alex realizes she's not just chasing a story-she's seeking salvation. Shifting from present to past and back again, Try Not to Breathe unfolds layer by layer until its heart-stopping conclusion. The result is an utterly immersive, unforgettable debut. Praise for Try Not to Breathe "A brilliant, beautifully written thriller."-Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors "A razor-sharp plot and wonderfully complex characters . . . Not since The Girl on the Train have I been so captivated by a work of suspense."-New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen "A fast-paced debut about long-buried secrets and tangled truths."-New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight "Engrossing . . . S
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For fans of Gillian Flynn, Laura Lippman, and Paula Hawkins comes Holly Seddon's arresting fiction debut-an engrossing thriller full of page-turning twists and turns, richly imagined characters, and gripping psychological suspense. Some secrets never die. They're just locked away. Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault. Amy Stevenson, who has been in a coma for fifteen years, forgotten by the world. Amy Stevenson, who, unbeknownst to her doctors, remains locked inside her body, conscious but paralyzed, reliving the past. Soon Alex's routine includes visiting hours at the hospital, then interviews with the original suspects in the attack. But what starts as a reporter's story becomes a personal obsession. How do you solve a crime when the only witness lived but cannot tell the tale? Unable to tear herself away from her attempt to uncover the unspeakable truth, Alex realizes she's not just chasing a story-she's seeking salvation. Shifting from present to past and back again, Try Not to Breathe unfolds layer by layer until its heart-stopping conclusion. The result is an utterly immersive, unforgettable debut. Praise for Try Not to Breathe "A brilliant, beautifully written thriller."-Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors "A razor-sharp plot and wonderfully complex characters . . . Not since The Girl on the Train have I been so captivated by a work of suspense."-New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen "A fast-paced debut about long-buried secrets and tangled truths."-New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight "Engrossing . . . S

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elizabeth Knowelden, Katharine McEwan

Length:

11h 17m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:49


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:05


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:33


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:24


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:45


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:34


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:32


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:36


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:04


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:02


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:28


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:00


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:54


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:47


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:18


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:04


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:05


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:50


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:32


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:14


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:01


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:59


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:49


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

01:11


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:59


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:31


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

01:37


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:23


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:45


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:00


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:32


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:58


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:11


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:38


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:27


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:13


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

00:33