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Parallel Secrets by ML Barrs is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #mystery #audiobooks #giveaway #mustlisten

Title: Parallel Secrets      


Author: ML Barrs


Voice Actor/Narrator: Susanna Burney


Genre: Mystery


Book Blurb:


A TV reporter’s search for a kidnapped child forces her to reveal her own dark, painful secrets and threatens her budding romance.


After a young girl goes missing, former TV crime reporter Vicky Robeson joins the search with the help of her attractive new love interest. They take his RV to a tiny town in rural Missouri that's filled with odd characters and darker secrets. But Vicky has secrets of her own. She believes this kidnapped girl may be linked to a case she reported on nine years ago, when a mystery child was found walking on levee, bloody and unable to speak. Back then, Vicky failed to follow up clues only she knew. Now, she has a chance to redeem herself.


As she uncovers secrets, it becomes clear someone will kill to keep them hidden.


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Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have a favorite? If you don’t listen to audiobooks, is there a particular reason why not?


I love to listen to books on long drives.  "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah is among my favorites. I'm currently enjoying "Her Deadly Game" by Robert Dugoni.


What makes this a must-listen audiobook?


The narrator does a fantastic job bringing the lively cast of unique characters to life. Parallel Secrets is a suspenseful story that goes beyond solving a dark mystery to explore insights about modern media and the consequences of keeping secrets. It also includes a bit of romance.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $50 Amazon gift card.



Open internationally.


Runs June 1 – 30, 2024


Drawing will be held on July 2, 2024. 


Author Biography:


Maria Lynn Barrs is one of thirteen children born to an immigrant mother and the son of a coalminer. She's the first girl, with three older brothers—a birth order she believes shaped her essence by the time she was eight. A girl’s gotta be a bit pugnacious to get along in that environment. Amid the chaos of fourteen people living in a mobile home, she turned fifteen, dropped out of school and ran away from home. Being homeless, then working minimum wage jobs quickly grew old. She earned a GED, graduated college, married, and had two children while launching a career as TV news reporter. Later, as News Director, she led teams covering terrorist attacks, devastating storms, major elections, and the conflicts and joys of everyday life. She retired as General Manager of a TV station and is living her dream of writing mysteries. What drove Maria as a journalist is what drives her protagonist—a deep longing to find truth and set something right.


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Jun 22

I only occasionally listen to audiobooks I don’t have a fave yet.


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Jun 20

Thank you, ML, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month event!

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