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A dream girls trip to a luxurious French chateau devolves into a deadly nightmare of secrets and lies in this “twisty, well-paced murder mystery that never fully lets go” (Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author).

Welcome to picturesque Provence, where the Lady of the Chateau, Séraphine Demargelasse, has opened its elegant doors to her granddaughter Darcy and her three friends. Twenty years earlier, the four girlfriends studied abroad together in France and visited the old woman on the weekends, creating the group’s deep bond. But why this sudden invitation?

Amid winery tours, market visits, and fancy dinners overlooking olive groves and lavender fields, it becomes clear that each woman has a hidden reason for returning to the estate after all these years. Then, following a wild evening’s celebration, Séraphine is found brutally murdered.

In the midst of this shocking crime, a sinister Instagram account pops up, exposing snapshots from the friends’ intimate moments at the chateau, while threatening to reveal more.

As they race to uncover who murdered Séraphine—and is now stalking them—the friends begin to suspect each other. Because the chateau houses many secrets…several worth killing for in this “mesmerizing story of betrayal and revenge” (Megan Collins, author of The Family Plot).

About The Author

Photograph by Shai Hansav

Jaclyn Goldis is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and NYU School of Law. She practiced estate planning law at a large Chicago firm for seven years before leaving her job to travel the world and write novels. After culling her possessions into only what would fit in a backpack, she traveled for over a year until settling in Tel Aviv, where she can often be found writing from cafés near the beach. She is the author of The Chateau and The Main Character.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (May 23, 2023)
  • Runtime: 13 hours and 23 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797156101

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"In this audiobook presented by an ensemble of narrators, a girls’ trip to a chateau in Provence quickly goes awry after Séraphine, grandmother of one of the girls and owner of the chateau, is found murdered in her bed. The tightly woven plot’s backstories are told from the viewpoints of the protagonists, with different narrators voicing each one. The seven narrators are well matched to each other and the tone of the story, with each confidently using French accents where necessary...the narration of the story from Séraphine’s point of view by Jackie Sanders stands out. Her pitch and tone conjure up the image of an indomitable grande dame."

– AudioFile Magazine

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