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In his late thirties, Max Fischer is a successful cartoonist living in Los Angeles. Scarred by recent love affairs, he is cautious yet intrigued when he meets Lily Aaron and her nine-year-old son, Lincoln. Lily, the manager of an offbeat restaurant, devotes her life to raising her son alone. As Max spends time with the Aarons, he falls irresistibly in love with them. The perfect mate, the perfect child - the perfect situation, since they seem to love him, too, with equal intensity.

But as soon as Max moves in with the Aarons, he starts to uncover disturbing secrets about Lily. He can find no trace of her ex-husband. Worse, he discovers she has committed a crime so heinous that she has been running from the truth for years.

It has been said that the heart does not know from logic. Should Max right Lily's wrong - sacrificing his adoptive family? Or should he look away from the truth? Either choice is devastating.

©1992 Jonathan Carroll (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Bob Dewalrus
  • 09-08-21

Worst narrator ever

I love Jonathan Carroll and wanted very much to hear this story. But the narration was so utterly terrible that I had to give it up. What I heard of the book was engaging and beautifully written, as Carroll usually is. But this talentless narrator was so actively awful that it destroyed my suspension of disbelief. He sounds like a second grader still learning to read, delivering the words purely phonetically, with little comprehension and zero emotional investment in what he is reading. I don't cut off audiobooks because the narrator is disappointing, or even initially annoying--I find that after a few pages my expectations adjust, and I can enjoy the book just fine. This guy goes way beyond that and totally ruins what I can tell is an exceptional novel. Buy the book, don't bother with this recording. The publisher should be embarrassed