The Dead Won’t Tell

CamCat. Sept. 2022. 11:39 hrs. ISBN 9780744306149. $19.95. SUSPENSE
Waters’s debut weaves mystery, small-town tensions, family drama, and historical research into a gripping tale that will keep listeners riveted. Local journalist Abbie Adams, a historian at heart, gets her first chance at a byline for the local paper—investigating who killed Black college student Rosalie DuFrayne in 1969. From day one, Abbie discovers that there’s more to this story than she originally thought, and someone wants to keep it buried in the past. When Abbie’s former classmate, Joss, shows up on her doorstep with a project of his own, the two start in on research that will reveal all of Hunt’s Landing’s well-kept secrets. As the story switches between Abbie and Joss, narrators Christine Lakin and Will Collyer bring depth, drive, and most importantly, heart, to the story.
VERDICT Listeners will be captivated by Abbie’s investigation, which reveals the layers of this murder and its impact on the members of a close-knit town. Waters’s compelling debut will be an easy sell not only to mystery readers but also to fans of history and true crime.
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