By Isabella Biedenharn
Updated September 30, 2015 at 03:21 PM EDT

On Oct. 6, acclaimed book publicist-turned-essayist Sloane Crosley will release her first novel, The Clasp, which follows a moderately estranged group of college pals on a search through Paris to find a missing necklace. That necklace they’re hunting for just might be THE necklace, i.e., the inspiration for Guy de Maupassant’s famous story, “The Necklace.”

Check out an exclusive clip from The Clasp audiobook, read by David Pittu, below, and preorder the audiobook at Audible.