cover image The Fire Witness: A Novel

The Fire Witness: A Novel

Lars Kepler, read by Mark Bramhall. Macmillan Audio, unabridged, 12 CDs, 15 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4272-3156-7

While technically on administrative leave, detective Joona Linna is assigned to a case in a Swedish town where a young girl at a residential program has been found dead. He checks and double checks the curious circumstances of the death and tries to find information from the victim%E2%80%99s housemates, but Linna is also willing to hear what Flora Hansen, a local medium of questionable skill, has to say. This dark mystery is rendered even more haunting by Mark Bramhall%E2%80%99s performance. His deep and crackling voice not only heightens the book%E2%80%99s significant suspense but also grabs listeners%E2%80%99 attention and refuses to let go. Bramhall practically growls at times, but despite speaking in lower registers, he manages to ably convey a range of voices, including those of women, young and old. A Sarah Crichton hardcover. (July)