Listen to this gripping audiobook, narrated by Nicol Zanzarella, and written by the talented Carol Goodman, author of the internationally bestselling novel, The Lake of Dead Languages. In this captivating story, madness, motherhood, love, and trust intertwine to create a world you won't be able to resist.
When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, arrive at the home of Daphne's new employer, they are transported to a whole new realm. This stone mansion, nestled in the scenic Catskills, seems like it's been taken straight out of a fairy tale. However, behind its picturesque facade lies a mental asylum, a secret hidden from view. Daphne, using an alias and fake credentials, has taken this live-in position, fleeing from a controlling husband who poses a threat to her relationship with her daughter.
Daphne's new life is a stark contrast to the one she had in Westchester, where she and her husband joyfully welcomed baby Chloe. Despite her best intentions to be a devoted mother, Daphne is plagued by dark moods and intrusive thoughts, convincing her that she poses a danger to her own child. As her spiral into a deep mental illness seems unstoppable, Daphne crosses paths with Laurel Hobbes.
Laurel, who coincidentally shares a daughter's name with Chloe, possesses qualities that Daphne lacks: charisma, sophistication, and fearlessness. Their connection is immediate and intense, leading them to confide in one another like never before. Secrets are shared, tightening their bond even further. Strangely, their lives begin to intertwine, with their appearances, mannerisms, and speech starting to mirror one another in unsettling ways. However, Daphne soon realizes, much too late, that maintaining this friendship with Laurel comes with a shocking price—one that will ultimately lead her to the ominous mansion in the Catskills, where long-hidden truths will finally be unveiled.
Discover the gripping tale of suspense, friendship, and sacrifice in this 10-hour and 0-minute audiobook. While the audiobook rating stands at 2.5/5, it promises to keep you captivated throughout its entirety. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey as you immerse yourself in the haunting world created by Carol Goodman and brought to life by Nicol Zanzarella's compelling narration.