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Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
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Burn Our Bodies Down

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Narrator Lauren Ezzo
Length 10 hours 9 minutes
Language English
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown … where history has a tendency to repeat itself.

Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.

But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.

Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?

The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.

Rory Power grew up in Boston, received her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College, and went on to earn an MA in prose fiction from the University of East Anglia. She lives in Rhode Island. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls and Burn Our Bodies Down.

Lauren Ezzo, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a commercial voice talent and Chicago–based actor and graduate of Hope College, where she double majored in theater and English.

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Reviews

“Power creates a vivid world with a gothic horror–like setting…that makes for a riveting, often frightening read.”

Burn Our Bodies Down is a masterpiece, an incredible and unnerving mystery that will creep up on you, twisty and labyrinthine, like the eerie cornfields of its setting.”

“With this bloodcurdling blend of agriculture, advanced genetics, and interpersonal turmoil, Rory Power reminds us that seemingly disparate things in life can come together in horrifying ways. I will keep a candle lit after this one.”

“A late sf twist folds seamlessly into the character-driven story, and Margot’s narration, laced with the anxieties she learned during childhood, is a raw nerve. Gritty and strange, this sophomore novel is utterly compelling.”

"[Power] masterfully plays with imagery and setting to show the internal anguish of a character seeking to escape old patterns…A creepy mystery recommended for readers who enjoy character-driven stories with elements of horror.”

“Ezzo ably portrays the pent-up emotions of Margot…Ezzo leans into the story’s slow-burning pace, suffusing Margot’s low voice with longing for familial love (no matter how toxic) and for the truth that eludes her right up until the gruesome conclusion.”

“Strong, suspenseful writing and pitch-perfect touches of horror…The growing sense that something is dreadfully wrong will keep readers plowing through the pages.”

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