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A young man discovers a family secret that turns his world upside down in this dark, emotive, shocking psychological thriller by number-one best-selling author Michael J. Malone.

John Docherty’s mother has just been taken into a nursing home following a massive stroke and she’s unlikely to be able to live independently again. With no other option than to sell the family home, John sets about packing up everything in the house. In sifting through the detritus of his family’s past he’s forced to revisit, and revise his childhood.   

For in a box, in the attic, he finds undeniable truth that he had a brother who disappeared when he himself was only a toddler. A brother no one ever mentioned. A brother he knew absolutely nothing about. A discovery that sets John on a journey from which he may never recover.   

For sometimes in that space where memory should reside there is nothing but silence, smoke and ash. And in the absence of truth, in the absence of a miracle, we turn to prayer. And to violence.  

Shocking, chilling and heartbreakingly emotive, In the Absence of Miracles is domestic noir at its most powerful, and a sensitively wrought portrait of a family whose shameful lies hide the very darkest of secrets.

©2019 Michael J. Malone (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Book of such courage and emotion !

Love the author! The narrator, he brings it to life! Both are excellent! I will read this book again one day! Definitely recommend it this book!

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Intense!

What a story. Intense, dark, and shocking. However, also gripping, as well as excellently narrated. Couldn't stop listening. Audible addict, Scotty

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