The Heiress: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2024
8 hours 21 minutes
'Narrators Dan Bittner, Eliza Foss, John Pirhalla, and Patti Murin provide outstanding performances, creating such believable characters that listeners might wonder if the story is based in fact.'—Library Journal

This program features multicast narration.

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins returns with a twisted new gothic suspense about an infamous heiress and the complicated inheritance she left behind.


When Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore dies, she’s not only North Carolina’s richest woman, she’s also its most notorious. The victim of a famous kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over, Ruby ruled the tiny town of Tavistock from Ashby House, her family’s estate high in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

But in the aftermath of her death, her adopted son, Camden, wants little to do with the house or the money—and even less to do with the surviving McTavishes. Instead, he rejects his inheritance, settling into a normal life as an English teacher in Colorado and marrying Jules, a woman just as eager to escape her own messy past.

Ten years later, his uncle’s death pulls Cam and Jules back into the family fold at Ashby House. Its views are just as stunning as ever, its rooms just as elegant, but the legacy of Ruby is inescapable.

And as Ashby House tightens its grip on Jules and Camden, questions about the infamous heiress come to light. Was there any truth to the persistent rumors following her disappearance as a girl? What really happened to those four husbands, who all died under mysterious circumstances? And why did she adopt Cam in the first place? Soon, Jules and Cam realize that an inheritance can entail far more than what’s written in a will––and that the bonds of family stretch far beyond the grave.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin’s Press.
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Traci G.

My fave book in a while. No way to have guessed the plot twist at the end! Love it.

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Ivie A.

truly enjoyed getting into this book. Was not easy to guess, twist. But was light enough to continue wanting more.

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Robyn D.

The twist at the end is great ! The over use of the F word does not add value to the characters for me.

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Oh man. This was really good. So many twists, and so many questions. Like… will there be another?… (Best in a while for me!)

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I enjoyed the twist and turns of the book.

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surprising twists throughout

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