In this episode, we're discussing These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall. Be sure to check out the video version of this pod and watch the exclusive After Show on Patreon.
Release Date: September 1, 2021
Format: MP3 Download
Audio Length: 12 hrs 27 mins
Narrators: Susan Dalian
Rating: 2 bookmarks - Tamara | 2 bookmarks - Classy
Synopsis: A dead woman’s cherished trinkets become pieces to a terrifying puzzle.
Mickie Lambert creates “digital scrapbooks” for clients, ensuring that precious souvenirs aren’t forgotten or lost. When her latest client, Nadia Denham, a curio shop owner, dies from an apparent suicide, Mickie honors the old woman’s last wish and begins curating her peculiar objets d’art. A music box, a hair clip, a key chain—twelve mementos in all that must have meant so much to Nadia, who collected them on her flea market scavenges across the country.
But these tokens mean a lot to someone else, too. Mickie has been receiving threatening messages to leave Nadia’s past alone.
It’s becoming a mystery Mickie is driven to solve. Who once owned these odd treasures? How did Nadia really come to possess them? Discovering the truth means crossing paths with a long-dormant serial killer and navigating the secrets of a sinister past. One that might, Mickie fears, be inescapably entwined with her own.