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Careful What You Wish For

A Novel of Suspense

By Hallie Ephron
Narrated by Amy McFadden / 7 hours 46 minutes
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Careful What You Wish For

“Careful What You Wish For is a light mystery revolving around Emily, a professional organizer. Her husband, Frank, is a practicing attorney with a slight problem. He can't pass by a junk shop or tag sale without stopping and buying a few items. Two clients are introduced into the story. One is an elderly widow who can't bring herself to clean out her late husband's storage unit. Then Quinn, a young woman appears and befriends Emily. Her husband will not allow her to bring in any of her treasures into the house. Before she knows it, Emily finds herself smack dab in the middle of a stolen goods and murder investigation. This book is a light, fun read. The narration was top-notch.”

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From the New York Times bestselling author of There Was an Old Woman comes a novel about a professional organizer with a deadly problem she may not be able to clean up.

Emily Harlow is a professional organizer who helps people declutter their lives; she’s married to man who can’t drive past a yard sale without stopping. He’s filled their basement, attic, and garage with his finds.

Like other professionals who make a living decluttering peoples’ lives, Emily has devised a set of ironclad rules. When working with couples, she makes clear that the client is only allowed to declutter his or her own stuff. That stipulation has kept Emily’s own marriage together these past few years. She’d love nothing better than to toss out all her husband’s crap. He says he’s a collector. Emily knows better—he’s a hoarder. The larger his “collection” becomes, the deeper the distance grows between Emily and the man she married.

Luckily, Emily’s got two new clients to distract herself: an elderly widow whose husband left behind a storage unit she didn’t know existed, and a young wife whose husband won’t allow her stuff into their house. Emily’s initial meeting with the young wife takes a detour when, after too much wine, the women end up fantasizing about how much more pleasant life would be without their collecting spouses.

But the next day Emily finds herself in a mess that might be too big for her to clean up. Careful what you wish for, the old adage says . . . now Emily might lose her freedom, her marriage . . . and possibly her life.

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Author
Narrator Amy McFadden
ISBN 9780062933126
Length 7 hours 46 minutes
Language English
Publisher HarperAudio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #9,719 Overall
Genre rank #888 in Mystery & Thriller

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