What Happened to Nina?: Unabridged edition

By Dervla McTiernan, Read by Kristen Sieh, Stacey Glemboski, Lisa Flanagan, Robert Petkoff, George Newbern, Jenna Lamia and Preston Butler III

From the No.1 internationally bestselling author comes an emotional novel of suspense about two families pitted against each other—one seeking justice in the disappearance of their daughter, the other desperate to clear their son’s name.

Nina and Simon are the perfect couple. Young, fun and deeply in love. Until they leave for a weekend at his family’s cabin in Vermont, and only Simon comes home.

WHAT HAPPENED TO NINA?

Nobody knows. Simon’s explanation about what happened in their last hours together doesn’t add up. Nina’s parents push the police for answers, and Simon’s parents rush to protect him. They hire expensive lawyers and a PR firm that quickly ramps up a vicious, nothing-is-off-limits media campaign.

HOW FAR WILL HIS FAMILY GO TO KEEP HIM SAFE?

Soon, facts are lost in a swirl of accusation and counter-accusation. Everyone chooses a side, and the story goes viral, fueled by armchair investigators and wild conspiracy theories and illustrated with pretty pictures taken from Nina’s social media accounts. Journalists descend on their small Vermont town, followed by a few obsessive “fans”.

HOW FAR WILL HER FAMILY GO TO GET TO THE TRUTH?

Nina’s family is under siege, but they never lose sight of the only thing that really matters — finding their daughter. Out-gunned by Simon’s wealthy, powerful family, Nina’s parents recognize that if playing by the rules won’t get them anywhere, it’s time to break them.

You won’t want to miss this heart-breaking, heart-stopping novel!

‘A chilling tale of how far people will go to protect a predator’ Sunday Times

‘Sinuous and immaculately paced, there is a ferocious sting in the tale. Don’t miss it’ Daily Mail

‘McTiernan brings real craft to her characters’ Irish Times

‘Almost painfully gripping…the last scene will make your blood run cold’ New York Times

‘Addictive. Propulsive. Less page-turning than page-devouring…Dervla McTiernan is a thriller master’ Trent Dalton, author of Boy Swallows Universe

‘An unforgettable and deeply moving read that takes the concept of how far would you go for your child and turns the volume up so high the dial breaks’ Don Winslow, author of The Cartel

‘I read the book in one long sitting, late into the night, and I kept all the lights on because I was so scared about what was going to happen every time I turned the page’ T. J. Newman, author of Falling

‘Everyone’s going to be talking about that ending’ Sally Hepworth, author of The Mother-in-Law

Format: Audio-Book
Release Date: 28 Mar 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-840803-9
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
Internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed writer Dervla McTiernan burst onto the writing scene with The Ruin, her crime debut set in Ireland. The Ruin is the first in the detective Cormac Reilly series and has been published in the United States, the UK and Ireland and in New Zealand and Australia, where it was a top ten bestseller.Dervla spent twelve years working as a lawyer. Following the global financial crisis, she moved to Australia and turned her hand to writing. An avid fan of crime and detective novels from childhood, Dervla wrote a short story, The Roommate, which was shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Competition. She went on to write The Ruin, and a string of other bestsellers. Dervla is a member of the Sisters in Crime and Crime Writers Association, and lives in Perth, Australia, with her husband and two children.

”'A chilling tale of how far people will go to protect a predator” - Sunday Times

‘Sinuous and immaculately paced, there is a ferocious sting in the tale. Don’t miss it' Daily Mail -

”'McTiernan brings real craft to her characters” - Irish Times

'Almost painfully gripping…enthralling…the last scene will make your blood run cold' New York Times -

”'Addictive. Propulsive. Less page-turning than page-devouring. The story builds like a nuclear mushroom cloud. Dervla McTiernan is a thriller master” - Trent Dalton, author of Boy Swallows Universe

”'One of the best thrillers I have ever read. An unforgettable and deeply moving read that takes the concept of how far would you go for your child and turns the volume up so high the dial breaks” - Don Winslow, #1 Internationally bestselling author of The Cartel and City on Fire

'A stunning masterpiece. Haunting, emotional, fiercely intelligent and absolutely diabolical' T.J. Newman, #1 bestselling author of Falling and Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421 -

”'Her best yet…Everyone’s going to be talking about that ending” - Sally Hepworth, author of The Mother-in-Law

”'A propulsive and satisfying mystery that tackles head-on themes of wealth, power, domestic violence, and the stories we tell ourselves to justify our worst actions. This is Dervla McTiernan at her finest” - Tracey Lien, author of All That’s Left Unsaid

”'Gripping … A smart and unpredictable portrait of how the boundaries between tragedy and entertainment get blurred. It’s a disturbing treat for thriller fans” - Publishers Weekly

'McTiernan turns the traditional thriller on its head by exploring the why and the what over the who. Truly haunting' Kirkus Starred Review -

”'A pulse-pounding thriller exploring power, violence and sinister lies” - Woman's Own

”'Thriller fans - prepare for a treat with this superbly crafted and thought-provoking read” - Best magazine