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Mercury : a novel

Author: Margot Livesey; Nicol Zanzarella; Derek Perkins; HarperCollins (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, ℗2016.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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A taut emotional thriller about love, obsession and the secrets that pull a family apart. Donald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optician in suburban Boston, he rests assured that he and his wife, Viv, who works at the local stables, will live out quiet lives with their two children. Then Mercury-a gorgeous young racehorse-enters their lives and everything changes. Viv's friend Hilary has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Livesey; Nicol Zanzarella; Derek Perkins; HarperCollins (Firm)
ISBN: 9781443453240 1443453242 9780062571717 0062571710
OCLC Number: 958879423
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Performer(s): Narrated by Derek Perkins and Nicol Zanzarella.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 23 min.)) : digital
Responsibility: Margot Livesey.

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A taut emotional thriller about love, obsession and the secrets that pull a family apart. Donald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optician in suburban Boston, he rests assured that he and his wife, Viv, who works at the local stables, will live out quiet lives with their two children. Then Mercury-a gorgeous young racehorse-enters their lives and everything changes. Viv's friend Hilary has inherited Mercury from her brother after his mysterious death-he was riding Mercury late one afternoon and the horse returned to the stables alone. When Hilary first brings Mercury to board at the stables everyone there is struck by his beauty and prowess, particularly Viv. As she rides him, Viv dreams of competing with Mercury, rebuilding the ambitions of grandeur that she held for herself before moving to the suburbs. But her daydreams soon morph into consuming desire, and her infatuation with the thoroughbred quickly escalates to obsession. By the time Donald understands the change that has come over Viv, it is too late to stop the impending fate that both their actions have wrought for them and their loved ones. A beautifully crafted, riveting novel about the ways in which relationships can be disrupted and, ultimately, destroyed by obsession, secrets and ever-escalating lies.

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