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by Antonia Hodgson | Read by John Lee

Antonia Hodgson’s historical thriller is a fascinating look at the conditions of the notorious eighteenth-century debtor’s prison, the Marshalsea. Narrator John Lee brings the characters to life, differentiating their voices and imbuing them with vivid personalities. Tom Hawkins finds himself imprisoned in the Marshalsea, sleeping in a room whose last occupant either killed himself or was brutally murdered. The story has nearly endless twists and turns, although Hodgson brings everything together for an immensely satisfying ending. Between Hodgson’s plotting and Lee’s narration, this is an exciting and atmospheric listening experience. J.L.K. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine