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Friday, January 22, 2010


Voted “Best Place To Raise A Child, the quiet town of Marlo hasn’t seen a violent crime since 1971.......however, that is all about to change.

When a website suddenly appears and private conversations begin to be posted, the town of Marlo becomes divided.  Neighbor against neighbor, husband against wife, parent against child - accusations are flying left and right and no one knows who they can trust anymore.   

Who is behind this website and how are they able to listen in on the town's conversations?  As tensions mount and a murder takes place, the community is desperate to find out who is doing this and why.   

This book is a great example of how you never know what you say in private might come back to haunt you.  Listen was a fast paced, action packed thriller that held my interest the entire time.   The ending surprised me as well and I found myself not wanting to put this book down.  This book will definitely be added to my 2010 list of favorites.   

If you read one book by Rene Gutteridge this year – make it this one!

This book was provided free for review by Tyndale House Publishers

Author Bio:
Rene Gutteridge is the author of sixteen novels, including the Storm series (Tyndale House Publishers) and Never the Bride, the Boo series, and the Occupational Hazards series from WaterBrook Press. She also released My Life as a Doormat and The Ultimate Gift: The Novelization with Thomas Nelson. Rene is also known for her Christian comedy sketches. She studied screenwriting while earning a mass communications degree, graduating magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University and earning the Excellence in Mass Communication Award. She served as the full-time director of drama for First United Methodist Church for five years before leaving to stay home and write. She enjoys instructing at writers conferences and in college classrooms. She lives with her husband, Sean, a musician, and their children in Oklahoma City. Visit her Web site at

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