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What Strange Creatures - A Novel

Emily Arsenault

Scandal, love, family, and murder combine in this gripping mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault, in which a young woman's life is turned upside down when her brother is arrested for murder and she must prove his innocence The Battle siblings are used to disappointment. Seven years after starting her PhD program-one marriage, one divorce, three cats and a dog later-Theresa Battle still hasn't finished her dissertation. Instead of a degree, she's got a houseful of adoring pets and a dead-end copywriting job for a local candle company. Jeff, her so-called genius older brother, doesn't have it together, either. Creative and loyal, he's also aimless, in both work and love. But his new girlfriend, Kim, a pretty waitress in her twenties, appears smitten. When Theresa agrees to dog-sit Kim's puggle for a weekend, she has no idea it will be the beginning of a terrifying nightmare that will shatter her quiet academic world. Soon Kim's body is found in the woods, and Jeff becomes the prime suspect. Though the evidence is overwhelming, Theresa knows that her brother is not a murderer. As she investigates Kim's past, she uncovers a treacherous secret involving politics, murder, and scandal-and becomes entangled in a potentially dangerous romance. But the deeper she falls into this troubling case, the more it becomes clear that, in trying to save her brother's life, she may be sacrificing her own.

Scandal, love, family, and murder combine in this gripping mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault, in which a young woman's life is turned upside down when her brother is arrested for murder and she must prove his innocence The Battle siblings are used to disappointment. Seven years after starting her PhD program-one marriage, one divorce, three cats and a dog later-Theresa Battle still hasn't finished her dissertation. Instead of a degree, she's got a houseful of adoring pets and a dead-end copywriting job for a local candle company. Jeff, her so-called genius older brother, doesn't have it together, either. Creative and loyal, he's also aimless, in both work and love. But his new girlfriend, Kim, a pretty waitress in her twenties, appears smitten. When Theresa agrees to dog-sit Kim's puggle for a weekend, she has no idea it will be the beginning of a terrifying nightmare that will shatter her quiet academic world. Soon Kim's body is found in the woods, and Jeff becomes the prime suspect. Though the evidence is overwhelming, Theresa knows that her brother is not a murderer. As she investigates Kim's past, she uncovers a treacherous secret involving politics, murder, and scandal-and becomes entangled in a potentially dangerous romance. But the deeper she falls into this troubling case, the more it becomes clear that, in trying to save her brother's life, she may be sacrificing her own.
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Scandal, love, family, and murder combine in this gripping mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault, in which a young woman's life is turned upside down when her brother is arrested for murder and she must prove his innocence The Battle siblings are used to disappointment. Seven years after starting her PhD program-one marriage, one divorce, three cats and a dog later-Theresa Battle still hasn't finished her dissertation. Instead of a degree, she's got a houseful of adoring pets and a dead-end copywriting job for a local candle company. Jeff, her so-called genius older brother, doesn't have it together, either. Creative and loyal, he's also aimless, in both work and love. But his new girlfriend, Kim, a pretty waitress in her twenties, appears smitten. When Theresa agrees to dog-sit Kim's puggle for a weekend, she has no idea it will be the beginning of a terrifying nightmare that will shatter her quiet academic world. Soon Kim's body is found in the woods, and Jeff becomes the prime suspect. Though the evidence is overwhelming, Theresa knows that her brother is not a murderer. As she investigates Kim's past, she uncovers a treacherous secret involving politics, murder, and scandal-and becomes entangled in a potentially dangerous romance. But the deeper she falls into this troubling case, the more it becomes clear that, in trying to save her brother's life, she may be sacrificing her own.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andi Arndt

Length:

9h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

47:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:38:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:20:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:05:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:47