• Girl in the Walls

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Gnuse
  • Narrated by: Jill Winternitz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“A riveting, astonishing, and flat-out gorgeous debut.” (Nina de Gramont, author of The Christie Affair)

A mesmerizing and suspenseful coming-of-age novel about an orphan hiding within the walls of her former family home - and about what it means to be truly seen after becoming lost in life

Eventually, every hidden thing is found.

Elise knows every inch of the house. She knows which boards will creak. She knows where the gaps are in the walls. She knows which parts can take her in, hide her away. It’s home, after all. The home her parents made for her, before they were taken from her in a car crash. And home is where you stay, no matter what.

Eddie is a teenager trying to forget about the girl he sometimes sees out of the corner of his eye. But when his hotheaded older brother senses her, too, they are faced with the question of how to get rid of someone they aren’t sure even exists. And as they try to cast her out, they unwittingly bring an unexpected and far more real threat to their doorstep.

Written with grace and enormous heart, Girl in the Walls is a novel about carrying on through grief, forging unconventional friendships, and realizing, little by little, that we don’t need to fear what we do not understand.

©2021 A. J. Gnuse (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great fiction

Very unusual story. The narrator was great, not annoying at all. it was very entertaining.

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Suspenseful and contemplative

A.J. Gnuse brings the nostalgia of Louisiana in this suspense novel. I enjoyed listening to this story and think that everyone should give it a read (or listen).

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Loved this book!!

I first read this book in hardback version and loved it so much I wanted to listen again on Audible. The audiobook format does it justice, as does the wonderful reader. Girl in the Walls is captivating as the story builds and we grow to empathize with and cheer on this little girl who has come to live in the walls of her former home after a family tragedy. The writing is absolutely beautiful in its literary fiction style. When the action explodes, make time for a long run or road trip, because you won’t want to stop listening! Highly recommend!

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A masterpiece!!

This is a wonderful, beautifully written book! It is real, yet surreal; frightening yet comforting! I’ve never read anything quite like it! It brings the reader in, little by little until one is connecting with the Girl in a powerful way. Story of an orphan girl returning to her original home and living in the walls unknown by the new family—-until——
A must read!!