The Buried Book
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: August 2016
Duration: 11 hours 56 minutes
When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he's left on his uncle's farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.
It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.
As he's drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother-and now it's chasing him too.
"A beguiling family drama that sucks you in and never lets go." -Simon Wood, author The One That Got Away
"An evocative, deeply-felt story of innocence lost that glows with the slow burn of suspense." -Lou Berney, Edgar-nominated author of The Long and Faraway Gone