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The Change

By: Kirsten Miller
Narrated by: January LaVoy
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Summary

The change is coming....       

Nessa: the Seeker 

Jo: the Protector 

Harriett: the Punisher 

With newfound powers, the time has come to take matters into their own hands....

After Nessa is widowed and her daughters leave for college, she’s left alone in her house near the ocean. In the quiet hours, she hears voices belonging to the dead—who will only speak to her.

On the cusp of 50, Harriett’s marriage and career imploded, and she hasn’t left her house in months. But her life is far from over—in fact, she’s undergone a stunning metamorphosis.

Jo spent 30 years at war with her body. The rage that arrived with menopause felt like the last straw—until she discovers she’s able to channel it.

Guided by voices only Nessa can hear, the trio discover the abandoned body of a teenage girl. The police have written off the victim. But the women have not. Their own investigations lead them to more bodies and a world of wealth where the rules don’t apply—and the realisation that laws are designed to protect villains, not the vulnerable.

So it’s up to these three women to avenge the innocent, and punish the guilty….

The time has come to embrace The Change

©2022 Kirsten Miller (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A suspenseful story with great pacing, memorable characters and an engaging voice. Fantastic in every way, this fierce anthem against misogyny is a smash." (Publishers Weekly)

"A delicious fantasy full of righteous rage...here to remind us that everything gets better with age and experience—especially revenge." (Kat Rosenfield, No One Will Miss Her)

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Brilliant well told story

I absolutely loved this. The characters were complex and well written, great performances and an absorbing plot with plenty of twists and turns. Brilliant

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Awesome novel

Loved this story, such an unusual premise but really entertaining execution! Couldn't put it down

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Nora Roberts Meets Liane Moriarty

🧡 I had my hat, my cauldron and my broomstick all ready for this one. I had recently listened to Juno Dawson’s Her Majesty’s Royal Coven and wanted more in the same vein. I had arrived at the wrong audiobook. But all was not lost.

💚 This is more like Big Little Lies as if written by Nora Roberts. There’s a trio of women, a massive sinister plot and magic. I’ll go into the reasons you should listen to this in a moment. But first, I’ll just say that what didn’t quite work for me was the tone. As with the works of Roberts, it’s a bit too saccharine for my cold, dead British soul. And the messaging is very much in the hit-over-head style. Now for the good stuff.

💜 Listen to this for the totally addictive plot, which has more twists and turns than my hair in humid weather; for the badass women, and for the dose of justice in an unjust world.
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🎧 I’m not sure how, but I’ve never listened to January LaVoy before this. Her performance is reminiscent of Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) in Desperate Housewives. Her voice has a rich, luxuriant quality that feels like swimming in melted chocolate.

🎧 Overall, just good fun. I found it easy to differentiate characters and felt immersed in the story.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Enjoyed reading a book where the main characters are me (50ish woman going through 'the change', not a witch sadly). Hope there are more to come.

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Fabulous book

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Brilliant!

An excellent thriller centred on female empowerment, binged it in a few sittings. The 3 central characters are all brilliant in their own way, and the story itself is pretty gripping. Well worth a credit and best book I've listened to in a while

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Bewitching!

Characters maybe a tad caricatured (likeable v’s various shades of horrific) but the main three’s kinship was comforting & the fact that they grew together was an added positive. Not all men were portray as potential serial killers (though a lot were abusive in various degrees). Rather than being man-hating it was female-affirming & a thoroughly engaging read. Moreover, the story’s central “problem” almost undoubtedly owes it’s credentials to actual headline news & revelations from the me too movement. Definitely worth a read.