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The Butcher and the Wren

Written by: Alaina Urquhart
Narrated by: Sophie Amoss, Joe Knezevich
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From the co-host of chart-topping true crime podcast Morbid, a thrilling debut novel told from the dueling perspectives of a notorious serial killer and the medical examiner following where his trail of victims leads

Something dark is lurking in the Louisiana bayou: a methodical killer with a penchant for medical experimentation is hard at work completing his most harrowing crime yet, taunting the authorities who desperately try to catch up.

But forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller is the best there is. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of historical crimes, and years of experience working in the Medical Examiner's office, she's never encountered a case she couldn't solve. Until now. Case after case is piling up on Wren's examination table, and soon she is sucked into an all-consuming cat-and-mouse chase with a brutal murderer getting more brazen by the day.

An addictive listen with straight-from-the-morgue details only an autopsy technician could provide, The Butcher and the Wren promises to ensnare all who enter.

©2022 Alaina Urquhart (P)2022 Zando

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Outstanding

I loved it, I devoured it. I was actually shocked that this was Alaina’s first book because of how well it’s written. I can not wait for more, I love the podcast but I’m shocked to say I love this book more! Congratulations Alaina I wish I could reach through my screen and give you a big high five because this book had me holding on for dear life. If you’re on the fence with this book just get it and make sure you have time to spare because you won’t be able to put it down.

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Couldn't stop listening!

Really good story, moves well and keeps you intrigued throughout. my only complaint is that I wish it was longer.

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Soooo good!

This book was everything I hoped it would be! As a big fan of Alaina and Ash’s podcast Morbid it felt so familiar! Alaina is a fantastic writer and I am so excited for the next book to come out 🤟🏻😝

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Twisted and enthralling

Loved it so much. The twists had be gasping out loud. Such a good story.

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You need to read this book

If you love a thrill, read/listen to this book.
Warning: graphic details that will have your heart pounding.

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Très bon

J’aime beaucoup!
J’aimerais une suite!
Bientôt j’espère!
L’auteur a un podcast de true crime avec ça Niece que j’écoute aussi!

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Hella yeah Alaina

Great book! Morbid is my favourite podcast and I couldn’t be more proud of Alaina, with an honourable mention for Ash as well. This book was full of suspense and I cannot wait for the next one. It was very interesting to hear both the protagonist and antagonist thoughts throughout the story.

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I can't wait to see what Wren gets up to next!

This was a great read/listen!
I need more! The sooner the better!
keep em coming !

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Morbid to Butcher fan

I became obsessed with the Morbid podcast a little over a year ago and was so excited to finally listen to this book. It was even better than anticipated and I will probably listen again just to soak up any details I may have missed the first time (cause kids and distractions)

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Blown away by her first Novel

Love the Mirbid podcast so was excited to support Alaina, wasn’t expecting her debut novel to be such a great read! The twists and turns kept me on my toes. Can’t wait for her next book.

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