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The Shadow of the Rope (Free Audio Book)


The Shadow of the Rope by E. W. Hornung- A free audiobook


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In this nail-biting suspense thriller by E.W. Hornung, a young woman stands accused of the murder of her husband who she planned to leave. This is the free audiobook adaptation of The Shadow of the Rope and is narrated by Christine Dufour. Rachel Minchin goes on trial for the murder of her husband. Everyone believed she did it but the verdict from the judges said otherwise. While free from a life in prison, Rachel felt just as imprisoned as ever. The public despises her and she needs a way out. To start a new life somewhere nobody knew who she was.

As fate would have it, she receives an invitation from a stranger, a Mr. Steel. Mr. Steel asked for her hand in marriage in return he would whisk her away from the prying eyes of the public and into a quiet life in his countryside estate. The agreement is that this relationship would be strictly a platonic one and nobody is allowed to ask the other’s past.

Desperate to get away from it all and leave her turbulent past behind, Rachel accepts the offer and marries Mr. Steel. As she starts a new life in the countryside, revelations start to unravel themselves. As more answers as dragged into the light, the secrets that Rachel and Mr. Steel hides cast an ever-growing shadow. Their history is connected to one another, but how. Who is Mr. Steel and can Rachel ever escape her dark past?

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