Try Not To Breathe

Books on Tape. Jun. 2023. 11:56 hrs. ISBN 9780593684474. $95. THRILLER
Avery Rogers’s life is upended when she receives a call from her father, a retired police officer, who tells her that her half-sister Anna is missing and in danger. Avery, who retired from her position in the Kentucky State Police after a traumatic incident, isn’t so sure that Anna’s in trouble. She secretly wonders if Anna is off partying but reluctantly agrees to search for her. Meanwhile, Anna is fed up with her family, especially her pro-police father, and is heading to a police protest. Anna receives a shocking text after spotting Avery at the protest. Soon she is on the run, with family secrets close on her heels. Bell’s (She’s Gone) latest is a suspenseful, dread-filled listen that never fails to surprise. Narrator Erin Spencer brings the Rogers family to life, perfectly capturing the personalities of each family member and fleshing out their points of contention with one another. Spencer’s perfectly paced narration ratchets up the tension as Anna desperately tries to escape her past.
VERDICT This fast-paced thriller comes to a shocking conclusion and is a winning recommendation for Bell’s many fans.
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