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.
The Woman in the Library  By  cover art

The Woman in the Library

By: Sulari Gentill
Narrated by: Edwina Wren,Nick Ravenswood
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $18.54

Buy for $18.54

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

Four strangers. A quiet library. The perfect place for murder.

‘And then there is a scream. Ragged and terrified. A beat of silence even after it stops, until we all seem to realise that the Reading Room Rules no longer apply.'

Hannah Tigone, bestselling Australian crime author, is crafting a new novel that begins in the Boston Public Library: four strangers; Winifred, Cain, Marigold and Whit are sitting at the same table when a bloodcurdling scream breaks the silence. A woman has been murdered. They are all suspects, and, as it turns out, each character has their own secrets and motivations—and one of them is a murderer.

While crafting this new thriller, Hannah shares each chapter with her biggest fan and aspirational novelist, Leo. But Leo seems to know a lot about violence, motive and how exactly to kill someone. Perhaps he is not all that he seems....

The Woman in the Library is an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship—and shows that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

©2022 Sulari Gentill (P)2022 W F Howes

Critic Reviews

"Wickedly clever, highly original and thoroughly entertaining—I loved it!" (Chris Hammer, author of Scrublands and Treasure and Dirt)

"Sulari Gentill pulls back the curtain on writers and their fixations, revealing the duplicity, the secret rages and the jealousy. Everything, no matter how dire, is material in the end." (Jock Serong, author of The Rules of Backyard Cricket and The Burning Island)

"This elegantly constructed novel is intelligent, funny and profound. Who could ask for more?" (Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about The Woman in the Library

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

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

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-22

Enjoyable on every level

After a run of mediocre ‘light’ books, poorly written & narrated, this was an absolute delight. Had heard a review & interview with Sulari Gentill on ABCRN Bookshelf and was intrigued.

The result was more satisfying than expected. Loved the 2 level plot, (& the anonymous ‘author … like a hall of mirrors!) with many of my responses (initially at least) to the main ‘crime’ story being voiced by ‘reader’ Leo ( as well as the ‘crime story character Leo’ … eg “all novels are romances”).

Generally reveled in the accurate, deft, and affectionate, observation of cultural differences. So enjoyed ‘the author’s’ plot line responses to Leo’s advice - a wonderful lightness of touch and the humor even in the tension. ( Only ‘clunk’ was at the beginning calling a law firm Abercrombie & Kent … couldn’t see a reason for this on any level … goodness - I sound like Leo!).

And all of it written with a comfortably sure, real and ‘natural’ Australian (& American) voice - with gentle witticisms & delightful sentence structures!

Can’t speak highly enough of the narration of Edwina Wren & Nick Ravenswood. Wren’s warmth & understanding of plot & characters really came through (recently listened to a ‘Grim’ murder story … mostly cos I’d just been to the Yorkshire Dales … where the narrator made all the women sound like a Benny Hill or Monty Python caricature). Yes Gentill wrote the likeable friends but Wren brought them beautifully to life.

Ravenswood’s gradually, almost imperceptibly ‘changing’ (no spoilers!) Leo was masterful. And I thought both their dealing with changing accents was so natural to almost need no comment - other than well done,

We’re all in need of light reads. This was an enjoyable, entertaining (without compromising on quality!) read and listen after a long drought of either.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-22

Creepy

Interestingly intertwined, overlapping stories... masterfully woven with beautiful language and turn of phrase. I loved it!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-22

What a great book

I really enjoyed this book, the characters were endearing and the twists and turns kept the novel full of surprises.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Barry
  • Barry
  • 07-05-22

Riveted

I found the audio to be very good and story was excellent. I cld not stop listening