If you don’t count 2011’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, written under her Robert Galbraith nom de plume, then The Casual Vacancy ($5.95) was JK Rowling’s first novel for adults. Regardless, it’s all good stuff and this particular batch is specially priced as it’s the January Audiobook of the Month.
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?
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