Need To Know
Karen Cleveland

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Narrated By: Mia Barron

Duration: 9 hours and 40 minutes

What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Need to Know by Karen Cleveland, read by Mia Barron.

PERFECT HUSBAND. PERFECT FATHER. PERFECT LIAR?

Vivian Miller is a CIA analyst assigned to uncover Russian sleeper cells in the USA. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian spy, she stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents living in her own country. Five seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

A few clicks later, everything that matters to Vivian is threatened - her job, her husband, even her four children . . .

Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she's facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?

Will her next move be the right one?

‘You'll devour this terrific debut like the rest of us, skipping lunch, losing sleep, turning pages until the end.’ JOHN GRISHAM

‘Karen Cleveland is the real deal – an exciting new voice in thrillers.’ PATRICIA CORNWELL

‘Prediction: if you read chapter one, you’ll read chapter two. If you read chapter two, you’ll miss dinner, stay up far too late, and feel tired at work tomorrow. This is that kind of book. Superb.’ LEE CHILD

‘Hold on tight! What a story, brilliantly told. A gripping espionage thriller with real psychological depth. More modern than tomorrow.’ TERRY HAYES

‘I raced through this gripping tale of domesticity and deceit. Cleveland deliciously ratchets up the tension at every turn . . . you won’t be able to put it down until the final, stunning page!’ SHARI LAPENA

‘Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful, Need to Know hums with authentic detail, crisp storytelling, and characters that will long stay in your thoughts.’ J. P. DELANEY

Genre

Thriller / suspense fiction, Espionage & spy thriller, Family life fiction, Psychological thriller

Listen to a sample

If you liked THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, try NEED TO KNOW by Karen Cleveland . . . Thrillers don't get much more twisty and turny than this one. If you don't mind staying up reading til 3am, this is the one for you.

BBC Arts and Entertainment, 'Books To Look Out For in 2018'

Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful, NEED TO KNOW hums with authentic detail, crisp storytelling, and characters that will long stay in your thoughts.

J. P. DELANEY, author of THE GIRL BEFORE

I raced through this gripping tale of domesticity and deceit. Cleveland deliciously ratchets up the tension at every turn . . . you won't be able to put it down until the final, stunning page!

SHARI LAPENA, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

This compulsive, clever thriller will have you reading long into the night.

Red

Impressively compelling . . . this is probably the banker among the New Year crop thanks to its sheer page-turning readability.