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As compelling as Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark or James Ellroy's My Dark Places, this is the story of a brother's lifelong determination to find the truth about his sister's death, a police force that was ignoring the cases of missing and murdered women, and, to the surprise of everyone involved, a previously undiscovered serial killer.

In the fall of 1978, teenager Theresa Allore went missing near Sherbrooke, Quebec. She wasn't seen again until the spring thaw revealed her body in a creek only a few kilometers away. Shrugging off her death as a result of 1970s drug culture, police didn't investigate. 

Patricia Pearson started dating Theresa's brother, John, during the aftermath of Theresa's death. Though the two teens would go their separate ways, the family's grief, obsession with justice, and desire for the truth never left Patricia. Little did she know, the shock waves of Theresa's death would return to her life repeatedly over the next 40 years.

In 2001, John had just moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife and young children, when the cops came to the door. They had determined that a young girl had been murdered and buried in the basement. John wondered: If these cops could look for this young girl, why had nobody even tried to find out what happened to Theresa? Unable to rest without closure, he reached out to Patricia, by now an accomplished crime journalist and author, and together they found answers far bigger and more alarming than they could have imagined - and a legacy of violence that refused to end. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2020 John Allore and Patricia Pearson (P)2020 Penguin Random House Canada

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Hated the ending

great performance, however the story is all over the place. i wish it ended differently. Gave more information on where the people are now

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Gripping True Crime Thriller draws you in

It seems strange to write the phrase 'beautifully written' about such a dark story, but Wish You Were Here really is. John Allore and Patricia Pearson pull you into John and his sister Theresa's world so deeply that you are totally invested in their fates. You follow Theresa, tracing her steps in the last few months of her life, getting to know and care about her, and follow John's obsessive journey to discover her murderer. Narrator and voice artist extraordinaire Francoise Balthazar is your guide, delivering the story with a warmth and intensity, and giving voice to the many real-life characters that all played a part in this tragic, gripping story.

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Emotional Rollercoaster

This Audiobook completely captivated me. The brilliant story-telling and performance of the reader kept me entertained and gave me goosebumps. It deepened my skepticism about 'police' and downright angered me to learn about the history of how mishandled rape and sexual assault cases were. (Although this fact did not come as a surprise...) I would definitely recommend this for anyone who values seeking truth and justice and good storytelling!

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Honest, painful and thorough

A true crime book made all the more tragic based on the author's connection to the central victim, his beloved sister.

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  • Jen Roy
  • 2020-09-29

This was a Great Audiobook for a first time author

This book is told from a brother of a murder victim. The author John lost his sister in Canada while she was in college The police back then tried to say his sister was an accidental death He was able to get the cause of death changed to murder on death certificate The author also helped push to start cold case team He investigated many murders from the 70's, 80's, and on. Author was able to put together unsolved murders of woman and through one to paper with maps do a geographical profiling showing there were serial murders at the time in same area. The author has a podcast too which I am a huge fan of. This book was incredible and she's light to the victims of unsolved crimes which really need to be brought back to the spotlight. Great Job I can't wait for another book from this author. Keep up great work. If you are a true crime addict this is a must for your collection to listen too.

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  • Chip S.
  • 2020-10-01

Wow, Binged it in 2 Days

For those liking true crime genre this book is for you. Great story and great narration. For those liking "I'll be Gone In The Dark", this is a must.

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  • Garth
  • 2020-10-09

Oh boy - Scare-rration !!!

Don’t let your friends/ relatives/ significant others narrate your books - not only were the accents SNL Level over the top - and, it would seem, insulting to Canadians (American here) but took on a snarky tone so as to completely suck all the true crime flow out of the room - perhaps they might consider a career in animation voice over (although perhaps even that is a stretch)