cover image Blind Goddess

Blind Goddess

Anne Holt, read by Kate Reading. Blackstone Audio, unabridged, nine CDs, 11.5 hrs., $32.95 ISBN 978-1-4551-6030-3

When a young man is found covered in blood and arrested for the murder of an amateur drug dealer, he makes an unusual request: he will only be represented by lawyer Karen Borg%E2%80%94the very woman who stumbled across the dead body in Oslo, Norway. But when another body and a coded message are found, investigating officers Hakon Sand and Hanne Wilhelmsen realize the events are linked and the case is more complicated than it first appeared. In this audio edition of Holt's thriller, narrator Kate Reading turns in a standout performance. As Borg, she is stern and confident; unwavering despite everything she discovers. Her narration is well paced and compelling, and the dialects she employs for the book's many characters are unique and realistic. With the greatest of ease, Reading bends her voice, creating an atmosphere as chilling as the book's snowy setting, or shocking readers as the novel's plot twists and turns. A Scribner paperback. (June)