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Publisher's Summary

This program includes a bonus conversation between Mary Dixie Carter and Jennifer Hillier.

Mary Dixie Carter's The Photographer is a slyly observed, suspenseful story of envy and obsession, told in the mesmerizing, irresistible voice of a character who will make you doubt that seeing is ever believing.

When perfect images...

As a photographer, Delta Dawn observes the seemingly perfect lives of New York City’s elite: snapping photos of their children’s birthday parties, transforming images of stiff hugs and tearstained faces into visions of pure joy, and creating moments these parents long for.

...are made of beautiful lies...

But when Delta is hired for Natalie Straub’s 11th birthday, she finds herself wishing she wasn’t behind the lens but a part of the scene - in the Straub family’s gorgeous home and elegant life.

...the truth will be exposed.

That’s when Delta puts her plan in place, by babysitting for Natalie; befriending her mother, Amelia; finding chances to listen to her father, Fritz. Soon she’s bathing in the master bathtub, drinking their expensive wine, and eyeing the beautifully finished garden apartment in their townhouse. It seems she can never get close enough, until she discovers that photos aren’t all she can manipulate.

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

“The sense of impending disaster is palpable, as the suspense and tension grow, and what happens at the end is unexpected and odd. Creepy, dark, and suspenseful...A gripping read.” (Booklist)

©2021 Mary Dixie Carter (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Couldn't finish it

I found this book boring and depressing. I gave up on it about four hours in. Narrator was lethargic and did not seem age appropriate for the character.

Being a photographer, I was hoping it would resonate with me but it didn't at all. The main character was strange and unlikable. Not clear why this was characterized as a taut thriller. Maybe the end was but I just couldn't get that far.

I hate giving bad reviews - I know authors work hard to produce a good story - but I seriously wish I could get a refund for this one.

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A-freaking-amazing


Love love love this book if it was a piece of art will be hanging in the gallery. Everything about this book was eccentric detailed And amazing. I cannot say enough good stuff about this book listen ASAP!

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Just awful

Quite possibly the worst book ever. Not one likeable character. The narrator voice just made it that much worse for me. I read a lot of books and this one was terribly written. Pass on this author.

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Terrible!

I almost couldn’t finish it. The story was awful and the narration even worse. Don’t waste your time or a credit.

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Boring and narration not good

This story never gets better. It stays boring the entire time and the narration is very annoying.

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Captivating

The story is thrilling and unique, and the author reading her own novel is extraordinary. I would for Mary Dixie Carter to read every title n my library.

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A Must for Your Summer Reading List

I felt like I was following alongside Delta as she described each character and scene with such vivid and remarkable detail. She zooms in on the seemingly flawless characters and their architecturally stunning homes, all while casting the slightest shadows on their flaws. Delta is such a complicated character and you can't love her or hate her, which makes her all the more alluring. I was captivated by every twist and turn and this book kept me on edge to the very end. I couldn't put this book down.

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Pretty good thriller

It’s a pretty good thriller that keeps you guessing up until the very end. Truly skillfully performed by the author herself. Only criticism is character development. Otherwise a very nice work!

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Many turns and twists voiced by a twisted mind

It didn't take long to realize that the narrator had a self centered and twisted mind. Despite first person point of view character development is well done. As a photographic hobbiest I enjoyed the role played by cameras and photography in the story. The reader has the ongoing challenge of interpreting the narrators truthfulness.
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Fortunately it was free

“Protagonist” is a disturbed individual, dissatisfying outcome.
Author more interested in things!, brand names and material goods than character development.