Detour

  • by James Siegel
  • Narrated by Holter Graham
  • 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They want what every young couple wants: a child of their own. But Paul and Joanna Breidbart have been trying to conceive for five long years, a torturous process of failed medical procedures that nearly tore their marriage apart. When they finally decide to adopt, American agencies tell them they will have to wait years for their dream to come true. The couple agrees to fly to war-torn Colombia to adopt a baby girl. Paul knows all about risks. As an insurance executive, he routinely calculates the odds of dying in a plane crash or being hit by a bus. Yet all the accident statistics in the world can't prepare him for what is about to happen. Paul and Joanna receive the baby girl of their dreams and their world seems perfect. Then one afternoon they briefly leave their baby daughter alone with their new nanny. When they return, something is disturbingly different about their child...and suddenly everything Paul values is in jeopardy. Again, James Siegel gives us a tale of ordinary men and women thrust into extraordinary circumstances and a novel that confirms him as one of today's most powerful writers of psychological suspense.

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What the Critics Say

"The premise is terrific....This is first-rate entertainment." (Publishers Weekly)
"Crisp prose, a breakneck pace, a surprisingly tart sense of humor, and some pointed social commentary give this thriller a good deal of bite." (Booklist)

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This is a little surreal, the almost end was a little OTT but I enjoyed it. It was different to my usual stuff (I'm more like-real-life fiction or end of the world stuff) but it was interesting, the characters had depth, there was a good plot and a fairly good end without being over peachy.
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- MsRanPan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-03-2005
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio