What Lies in the Woods: A Novel

Written by:
Kate Alice Marshall
Narrated by:
Karissa Vacker

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2023
11 hours 16 minutes
'Vacker's overall performance, especially her solid pacing, will keep listeners guessing.' - AudioFile Magazine

'Clever and deliciously dark.” - Alice Feeney, bestselling author of Rock Paper Scissors

'Narrator Karissa Vacker, with scores of audiobooks under her belt, provides a pitch-perfect performance in what, for some, would be a tough ask. Vacker's voice is a solid touchstone guiding listeners through shocks and twists.'- Booklist

They were eleven when they sent a killer to prison. They were heroes . . . but they were liars.

Kate Alice Marshall's What Lies in the Woods is a thrilling novel about friendship, secrets, betrayal, and lies - and having the courage to face the past.

Naomi Shaw used to believe in magic. Twenty-two years ago, she and her two best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, spent the summer roaming the woods, imagining a world of ceremony and wonder. They called it the Goddess Game. The summer ended suddenly when Naomi was attacked. Miraculously, she survived her seventeen stab wounds and lived to identify the man who had hurt her. The girls’ testimony put away a serial killer, wanted for murdering six women. They were heroes.

And they were liars.

For decades, the friends have kept a secret worth killing for. But now Olivia wants to tell, and Naomi sets out to find out what really happened in the woods—no matter how dangerous the truth turns out to be.

“What Lies In the Woods is a gorgeous fever dream of a novel about the dangers lurking in the hearts and imaginations of little girls. Kate Alice Marshall deftly charts a winding path through her creepy woods, doubling back and changing course to build a labyrinth of secrets and lies in which I was delighted to lose myself for hours. Hands down, it's the best thriller I've read in a long, long time.”—Chandler Baker, bestselling author of The Husbands

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books.
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I enjoyed the book pretty good, but I really wish the narrator had more than one male voice. they all sounded the same and it was hard to tell exactly who said what

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Julia N.

Great narrator and good story. Was slightly predictable and I did figure out one half of the mystery very early on, but it was still a very good listen and great story.

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Tatiana Hummer

I loved it! Great read! So many twist and turns.

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Started this to pass the time at work and I enjoyed it! I like the writing style of the author. It’s easy to follow the story and the narrator is nice. Overall the story is pretty good!

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Story was ok

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All around, not a very good story.

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All around great read

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