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Strangers in Budapest

Fiction: Literary, Suspense & Thriller
Unabridged   9.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 11/14/2017

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Strangers in Budapest

A Novel

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681688657
Digital Download ISBN:9781681688664


Atmospheric, secretive, much like the old Hungarian city itself, Strangers in Budapest is an intricately woven story of lives that intersect and pull apart, perfect for fans of Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You and Chris Pavone's The Expats.

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Product Description

Budapest is a city of secrets, a place where everything is opaque and nothing is as it seems. It is to this enigmatic city that a young American couple, Annie and Will, move with their infant son, shortly after the fall of the Communist regime. Annie hopes to escape the ghosts from her past; Will wants to take his chance as an entrepreneur in Hungary's newly developing economy.

But only a few months after moving there, they receive a secretive request from friends in the US to check up on an elderly stranger who also has recently arrived in Budapest. When they realize that his sole purpose for coming there is to exact revenge on a man who he is convinced seduced and then murdered his daughter, Will insists they have nothing to do with him. Annie, however, unable to resist anyone she feels may need her help, soon finds herself enmeshed in the old man's plan, caught up in a scheme that will end with death.

Keener has written a transporting novel about a couple trying to make a new life in a foreign land, only to find themselves drawn into a cultural, and generational, vendetta.


“Landon creates a lovely balance between the empathetic narrator she is and the distressed protagonists she portrays, her voice shifting gracefully as she maneuvers Annie and Will's personal and professional complexities.” — AudioFile

“With chills lurking around each corner, this second novel by author Jessica Keener is the perfect page-turner for late autumn.” —Boston Magazine

“A slow burn of an international psychological thriller. Recommended for fans of Chris Pavone.” —Library Journal

"Budapest is a riveting, beautiful book that throbs with plot and sparkles with excellent prose.” —Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine

“A taut, elegantly written, magnificent novel. I can touch, taste, smell, hear Budapest. Even the car alarms are rendered with beauty and precision. Jessica Keener turns pain and redemption into a masterful work of art.” —Risa Miller, author of Welcome to Heavenly Heights

Author Bio

Jessica Keener is the author of the nationally bestselling novel Night Swim and a collection of award-winning short stories, Women in Bed. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, the Boston Globe, Agni, and other publications.