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Opium and Absinthe

A Novel
Narrated by: Bailey Carr
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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From the bestselling author of A Beautiful Poison comes another spellbinding historical novel full of intrigue, occult mystery, and unexpected twists.

New York City, 1899. Tillie Pembroke’s sister lies dead, her body drained of blood and with two puncture wounds on her neck. Bram Stoker’s new novel, Dracula, has just been published, and Tillie’s imagination leaps to the impossible: the murderer is a vampire. But it can’t be - can it?

A ravenous reader and researcher, Tillie has something of an addiction to truth, and she won’t rest until she unravels the mystery of her sister’s death. Unfortunately, Tillie’s addicted to more than just truth; to ease the pain from a recent injury, she’s taking more and more laudanum...and some in her immediate circle are happy to keep her well supplied.

Tillie can’t bring herself to believe vampires exist. But with the hysteria surrounding her sister’s death, the continued vampiric slayings, and the opium swirling through her body, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for a girl who relies on facts and figures to know what’s real - or whether she can trust those closest to her.

©2019 Lydia Kang (P)2020 Lydia Kang
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Brilliant!!!

Just incredible. I praise the writer for this story and the wonderful characters! Can't wait to see this story reach other people.

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gripping

Fantastic book and good narration, until she does a 'British' accent then it goes wrong!

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  • Alicia Brown
  • 08-07-20

This book is not about hunting vampires.

This book is more about addiction and recovery than about vampires. The story was intriguing and fun enough to keep listening. The narration was ok.

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