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Macmillan Young Listeners
On Sale: 07/09/2019
"Aguirre is a master of poignant imagery, which transitions to audio beautifully. Her well-developed characters are enhanced by [Nicol] Zanzarella's excellent vocal portraits...this is perfect for those who like their stories outside the box." — AudioFile Magazine
Heartwood Box is a dark, romantic YA suspense audiobook with an SF edge from New York Times bestselling author Ann Aguirre…
In this tiny, terrifying town, the lost are never found.
When Araceli Flores Harper is sent to stay with her great-aunt Ottilie in her ramshackle Victorian home, the plan is simple. She’ll buckle down and get ready for college. Life won’t be exciting, but she’ll cope, right?
Wrong. From the start, things are very, very wrong. Her great-aunt still leaves food for the husband who went missing twenty years ago, and local businesses are plastered with MISSING posters. There are unexplained lights in the woods and a mysterious lab just beyond the city limits that the locals don’t talk about. Ever. When she starts receiving mysterious letters that seem to be coming from the past, she suspects someone of pranking her or trying to drive her out of her mind.
To solve these riddles and bring the lost home again, Araceli must delve into a truly diabolical conspiracy, but some secrets fight to stay buried…
This is where hope goes to die.
That’s what I’m thinking as I step off the train onto the sparse platform. There’s absolutely nothing here, not even a ticket machine, let alone someone I can ask for directions. Few people...