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  • Listen to the Silence

  • Sharon McCone #21
  • By: Marcia Muller
  • Narrated by: Kathy Garver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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Summary

After Sharon McCone's father dies of a sudden heart attack, she immediately heads to San Diego to scatter his ashes and clear out his house. In a box of legal papers, she finds a 1959 petition for adoption of a child called Baby Girl Smith - an infant who, from the day of adoption, has been known as Sharon Elizabeth McCone.

No one in Sharon's family will discuss the adoption, so she begins her own search for the truth. Her quest takes her deep into Indian country, to the Flathead Reservation in Montana. When her birth mother is critically injured in a hit-and-run accident, Sharon begins to understand that her search has caused a resurgence of old hatreds and fueled present-day violence.

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  • Lifeisshort
  • 05-06-14

Secrets Revealed

In the aftermath of her father's funeral Sharon McCone is in her father's house; the home she grew up in. While sorting through the detritus of his life she finds adoption papers with her birth date; suddenly everything she thought she knew has changed. When confronted; her adoptive mother acts as if she's making a big deal out of nothing. Talking with other relatives provides little elucidation. So McCone decides to do what she does best; investigate. From one of the biggest ranches in California to a ghost town to the Shoshone Reservation McCone chases her origins. The McCone series doer a better job than most of the genre in avoiding the overblown, comic book, video game, graphic novel prototypes of larger than life detectives performing acts that human beings have never come close to accomplishing. McCone doesn't engage in firefights a couple of times per book and the emphasis on detection rather than gun play and she is often cranky and difficult to work for. In the case of this particular book I find that it isn't wearing all that well with me, it just isn't bearing up all that well. So unless you're a fan of the series, begin with one of the other books featuring the SF detective.

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  • cami
  • 28-07-09

Loved it

I love Marcia Muller and always look forward to her next book.