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Birds in Flight

By: Anni Taylor
Narrated by: Harriet Gordon-Anderson
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Publisher's Summary

Two estranged sisters reunite to solve the harrowing mystery of their missing mother.

In 1998, the American Jorgenson family had been on a year-long road trip in Australia. One humid, storming night, the mother - Elsa Jorgenson - vanished in an isolated stretch of Australian everglades. Elsa was never seen again.

That night, twelve-year-old Lily Jorgenson was left alone and terrified in the family camper—even her teenage sister Iris is missing. When Iris comes racing back through the rain, she refuses to tell where she’s been. Lily is certain her sister is hiding a dark secret.

24 years later, Lily is a travel writer living a settled life with her son in Pennsylvania, USA. Lily and Iris are estranged, with Iris’s secret having torn them apart. When floods dredge up their mother’s backpack from the everglades, tantalising clues are uncovered, and the police reopen the cold case.

Lily returns to Australia, determined to force Iris to finally tell her secret, and to do that, she'll have to reunite with her. But when Lily unlocks the gut-wrenching events of the past, she finds that everything she thought was true about her family is about to shatter.

ANNI TAYLOR lives on The Central Coast, north of Sydney, Australia, with her partner and four boys. Her thriller novels include The Game You Played, Stranger in the Woods and Poison Orchids.

©2023 Anni Taylor (P)2023 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Another great listen from Anni Taylor!

Birds in Flight really kept me hooked, I really loved the characters and the plot twists. Harriet Gordon-Anderson is a wonderful narrator and also narrated another Anni Taylor audiobook - Stranger in the Woods. Highly recommended!

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Not a thriller more a coming of age

Firstly I found the main character super annoying but that’s a personal preference.
This isn’t as good as the authors other books. Or as thrilling. I felt like I was listening to a bit of a lollie pop sister coming of age story than the crime thriller I thought I’d signed up for. Dragged a bit at the end,

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Love Anni Taylor’s books

The storyline and narrator were excellent. Anni Taylor’s books are addictive and you just cannot stop listening!

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One of the best books I’ve read

A fantastic mystery that leaves you guessing til the very end, but the outcome is not far-fetched by any means. The best kind of jigsaw.

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A great listen

This was a great listen, loved the performance, all the accents were impressive. The story kept me engaged and I didn’t guess who was the killer

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Riveting read

This was a first for me a book like this, so many twists, such a good story, I was entranced! I loved it. The Australian backdrop was fascinating, places we know. I definitely recommended this to everyone. It would make a great Aust series.

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Excellent

I loved the story and the narrator. The incredible storyline that continued to surprise me and shock me, beautifully captured the Australian characters. The narrator definitely made the difference.

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Loved it from beginning to end.

This was an awesome story. Couldn't stop listening, wanting to know what happened next. I can't wait to hear more stories from this author.

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Such a well written book, loved it

New author for me and I enjoyed this book so much I aim to read all of her other books. Already started recommending this to other people

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Loved every minute of it.

Compelling story telling. I will be looking for more stories like this one. I loved every minute of it.

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