Free Audiobook: Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry

This first in the Jane Whitefield mystery series is a free download from Tantor Audio. Vanishing Act is narrated by Joyce Bean, and is 10 1/2 hours long – looks like a great road trip listen! No word on how long this freebie will last, so grab this one from Edgar-award winner Perry quick – just set up a free account on the Tantor website here. Here’s what Booklist had to say when the book was first published:

A battered wife needs a safe haven from her violent husband. A card shark who has gone too far craves the safety of anonymity. A young boy, tired of being a pawn in a bitter custody battle, wants to escape into a new identity. Jane Whitefield, a tough, smart, resourceful woman with a strong Native American heritage, can help. She knows all the tricks it takes to make someone disappear. Her latest case is one John Felker, who has been accused of ripping off big bucks from his employer and needs to acquire a new identity, at least until things cool off. Even though Felker’s story doesn’t quite add up, Jane finds herself strongly attracted to him. Unfortunately, her attraction overwhelms her judgment, and it’s only after Felker has disappeared that she finds he’s not been completely honest about his background. Jane sets out on a journey to find the truth about Felker–a journey that will take her from Canada to California and that will end in violence in the dark forests of upstate New York. A suspenseful and satisfying thriller.

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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