Reader, I Murdered Him

Betsy Cornwell

Elisabeth Lagelee (Narrator)

11-15-22

8hrs 20min

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11-15-22

8hrs 20min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

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“A perfect gothic read for a cozy night.” Forbes

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Young Adult Fiction

In this daring tale of female agency and revenge from a New York Times bestselling author, a girl becomes a teenage vigilante who roams Victorian England using her privilege and power to punish her friends’ abusive suitors and keep other young women safe.

Adele grew up in the shadows—first watching from backstage at her mother’s Parisian dance halls, then wandering around the gloomy, haunted rooms of her father’s manor. When she’s finally sent away to boarding school in London, she’s happy to enter the brightly lit world of society girls and their wealthy suitors. 

Yet there are shadows there, too. Many of the men that try to charm Adele’s new friends do so with dark intentions. After a violent assault, she turns to a roguish young con woman for help. Together, they become vigilantes meting out justice. But can Adele save herself from the same fate as those she protects?

With a queer romance at its heart, this lush historical thriller offers listeners an irresistible mix of vengeance and empowerment.

Praise

“A perfect gothic read for a cozy night.” Forbes

“A delicious reconstruction.” Booklist (starred review)

“Cornwell reimagines the life of Jane Eyre character Adèle Varens as a queer vigilante in this empowering feminist thriller…An enthralling examination of justice, revenge, and romance.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“For those who turn from Jane Eyre with a desire for a queer heroine who can punish Mr. Rochester by way of a penny-dreadful revenge plot.” School Library Journal

“Captivating and delicious…Once you meet Adèle Varens, you will never forget her.” Katie Lattari, author of Dark Things I Adore

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Language English
Release Day Nov 14, 2022
Release Date November 15, 2022
Release Date Machine 1668470400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Teen & Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ+, Literature & Fiction, Children/YA, YA
Author Bio
Betsy Cornwell

Betsy Cornwell is the bestselling author of six historical fiction novels of young adult fiction and young adult fantasy. She graduated from Smith College and was a columnist and editor at Teen Ink before receiving an MFA degree in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame, where she also taught fiction. Find more at www.betsycornwell.com and Instagram: @BetsyCornwell

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An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Young Adult Fiction

In this daring tale of female agency and revenge from a New York Times bestselling author, a girl becomes a teenage vigilante who roams Victorian England using her privilege and power to punish her friends’ abusive suitors and keep other young women safe.

Adele grew up in the shadows—first watching from backstage at her mother’s Parisian dance halls, then wandering around the gloomy, haunted rooms of her father’s manor. When she’s finally sent away to boarding school in London, she’s happy to enter the brightly lit world of society girls and their wealthy suitors. 

Yet there are shadows there, too. Many of the men that try to charm Adele’s new friends do so with dark intentions. After a violent assault, she turns to a roguish young con woman for help. Together, they become vigilantes meting out justice. But can Adele save herself from the same fate as those she protects?

With a queer romance at its heart, this lush historical thriller offers listeners an irresistible mix of vengeance and empowerment.

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