• Behind the Curtain

  • An Echo Falls Mystery
  • By: Peter Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Colleen Delaney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Behind the Curtain  By  cover art

Behind the Curtain

By: Peter Abrahams
Narrated by: Colleen Delaney
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $28.51

Buy for $28.51

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

In Echo Falls you never know what's coming next, and everyone has a secret.

Things are amiss at 99 Maple Lane: Ingrid's dad's job is in jeopardy, but he won't explain why. Ingrid's brother, Ty, is getting buff, really buff, but when Ty starts getting moody, Ingrid wonders if there's more to his physical fitness than lifting weights. Meanwhile, Ingrid's beloved soccer coach is replaced by an icy newcomer named Julia LeCaine, who seems a little too savvy to be in it for the postgame pizza.

True to her hero, Sherlock Holmes, Ingrid begins fishing around to find out who's really pulling the strings in Echo Falls. But one morning, while en route to the dreaded MathFest, Ingrid is kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a car. Even if she escapes, will anyone believe her story?

In this sequel to Down the Rabbit Hole, a clever young girl learns that mysterious forces are at work in her town, and exposing them could put her life in jeopardy.

©2006 Peter Abrahams (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Finalist, Children's Titles for Ages 8-11, 2007

"This is a fast-paced mystery with well-defined characters and a plausible plotline and ending. Although a few references are made to the earlier book, this enjoyable story stands on its own." (School Library Journal)

What listeners say about Behind the Curtain

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Behind the Curtain Review

It was a good story and really captured our attention making a long car ride much easier. If you are a fan of suspenseful and mysterious books I think you would really enjoy this story. This book is full of unexpected twists and turns. It is hard to piece the mystery together yourself as the story is always evolving and changing making it an interesting read.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A fun story, a messed-up family.

This is an enjoyable, fast-paced story about a mystery that turns out to be two mysteries. I've grown very fond of the characters in Echo Falls, and look forward to reading more of their stories. On the other hand, in my review of the first book in the series, I said that I enjoyed it, but I couldn't believe that a 13-year-old girl who gets into phenomenally dangerous situations, about which her parents are clueless, wouldn't have ended up in the care of a Child Protective Services. In this story, that goes for her older brother, too.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it!!♥️

I loved this book! I thought it was a great sequel to the first book. (Down the rabbit hole). ♥️♥️😁 I give it 5/5 stars ✨. I thought it was great and I highly recommend the whole series to anyone.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Almost an exact replication of The Tutor

Any additional comments?

I just finished The Tutor novel by the same author and actually enjoyed it. Picked up this book which turned out to be almost the same replication of The Tutor, only with different antagonists. Also, the narrator's constant swallowing and deep breathing made this audio book less enjoyable.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

love 😍 love it

love it. loving every story so far can't believe Julia did it I thought it was some one else