With her present-day life in upheaval, the last thing archaeologist Zoey Kincaid needs is a 25-year-old letter carrying a message of doom. Forced to dust the cobwebs from her own shadowy past, Zoey uncovers crimes, deception, and buried family secrets, but will she put it all together in time to ensure a future?
The letter, from her deceased mother, describes a dire set of occurrences on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Unbeknownst to Zoey, her mother belonged to a select group of foretellers: people affected by tainted water who could see beyond normal timelines.
Zoey then learns that a recently arrested criminal may be her real father.... With her DNA as the only hope for the man's conviction.
Things go from bad to worse. Zoey's fiancé behaves irrationally; the criminal learns of her existence; and a former stalker, now a powerful corporate titan, resurfaces. The more secrets she unearths, the more foretelling gains credibility. With suspects in every direction, Zoey must force herself to believe in a mother she barely knew in the past to give her any hope for a future.
©2011 Anne McAneny (P)2015 Anne McAneny
I was very surprised by this book. I've had it in my wish list and then was offered a chance to read for review and I'm so glad I did. It really kept my attention and the story was mesmerizing and different. The narrator's voice was lovely and very much added to the experience. Zoe is presented a letter from her deceased mother on her 29th birthday and so the story begins. The boyfriend was a jerk and Zoe a doormat but loved all the other players. Did get a little draggy toward the end but but quickly passed to a happy (?) sad (?) ending, no spoilers! Well worth the time!
Books are gifts. I find myself gravitating to certain authors. Always a joy to find new works that resonate with my soul.
Story is a solid listen. Not a twisting and turning book. Instead, clues are dropped for readers/listeners to pick up.
I listened on and off on a Saturday as I worked in my garden.
Audiobooks need not only have a great story but also a talented narrator. I found Foreteller to have both which is why I gave 5 stars.
Zoey is portrayed as a strong female character who handles the twists and turns with grace and intelligence. She also maintains loyalty to those she cares about and is put in a position to trust the foretelling of her deceased mother who has not been in her life since she was a toddler.
I enjoyed the end where everything comes together but comes together in a somewhat unpredictable way.
It did not make me laugh or cry but I wanted to keep listening to find out what would happen next.
This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review. I was thrilled to be able to review this book by McAneny as the last book I listened to was by this author ("Raveled") which I really enjoyed. This audiobook did not disappoint.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
A well written book.Laura Jennings does a great job with the material.Zoey is an archeologist. She is called to an attorneys office to recieve a letter from her deceased mother to open on a certain day.It foretells a murder on the banks of the Susquehana.She knew nothing about fortelling before the letter.She grew up being lied to by her Aunt and grandmother.Can she trust a 25 year old letter?I loved the twists and turns in this book!
This audiobook was provided to me at no cost for a fair and honest review
When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,
This was an amazing story, absolutely breathtaking. Author Anne McAneny has written an extraordinary story, unique, and filled with so much intrigue. This is one story that you won't forget for a long time to come. This story shows just how talented Anne truly is. She has s HUGE, vivid imagination as it shows throughout her story. This story touched me in a way that most stories don't. It is a beautiful story, yet there's many secrets, mystery throughout, and it contains a bit of a paranormal/supernatural twists along the way. A story that I highly recommend everyone should read but if you want this story to touch you as it did me, then you really should listen to it.
Laura Jennings did a fantastic job with her performance of Foreteller. I felt this story come to life as she gave her take on it. I would listen to more stories that Laura Jennings has narrated. As I listened to Laura narrate this story I could feel Zoey's emotions as she told the story. I felt her shock, her anxiety and panic, and I felt her as she found solace in what she's learned and finally found true. The narrator did an excellent job with distinguishing accents and voices also. Overall, I rate this a perfect 5 star rating!
I received this audio at no charge from the author/narrator in exchange for an honest and unbiased review through Audiobook Blast.
Maybe, in a few years after I've forgotten bits of the story or if I didn't have access to many other books to listen to. It is a good book, but not one I'd readily listen to over again.
Maybe the play Julius Ceaser; because of the warning to: 'beware of the ides of march' This book also has a foretelling warning for the heroine.
The villain was well performed. I also liked the performance of the detective and his Imbecilic sidekick.
I was pretty much able to figure out most of the climax, which may of come as a surprise for some readers/listeners. I do like mysteries where there are enough clues to figure things out, but not so many clues as to figure things out to easily. The ending was happy and positive, and do like positive, happy endings. It didn't make me laugh or cry, however I had a sense of warmth for the outcome of the heroine.
“I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot come”I thought the explanation for the heroine's mother's psychic abilities was hokey. I mean her mother became psychic due to drinking tainted water as a child that had messed up her brain chemistry. A genetic explanation to me would of made more sense. The grandmother who raised the heroine discounted both of her daughter's psychic abilities and was in denial and embarrassed by her daughter's psychic gifts. The aunt self treated by becoming an alcoholic and denying her abilities. The grandmother told her granddaughter that her deceased mother had been a crazy compulsive liar. I just feel that denial of a family trait that the grandmother didn't inherit would of made more sense than the heroine's mother and aunt consuming contaminated water.
Say something about yourself!
Very entertaining paranormal mystery, the ending took me by surprise. The only complaint I have with this book is: Cesar's stalking of Zoey was never really explained satisfactorily, I wasn't sure if he was supposed to be psychic or just plain crazy. The narrator, Laura Jennings, was very good.
I received this audio free from the narrator for an honest review.
The story was predictable, the characters were one-dimensional, there was very little suspense. Unless you can get it cheap, don't waste a credit.
I knew halfway through I had a feeling what was going on and who was the "one" Zoey had to look out for.
Beautiful story and LOVE how it's all connected and no one is what they seem.
A great read, loved how it all played out and makes you wonder if knowing the future is a good thing or not.
I will recommend this book to friends. I know they will be as entertained as I was and I will definitely listen again. There were so many different sub plots happening in this book that I know a second read will be even better than the first now that I know the ending.
Zoey was my favorite character. I found her a very strong clever young woman who was dealing with a difficult situation without needing anyone to lean on.
I really liked Laura Jennings voices for the different characters however she did tend to put the inflection in the wrong places which I found quite jarring.
I was gifted this book by the author using AudioBlast for an unbiased review. I really enjoyed this book and for once I did not have the ending figured out. I was totally surprised at the end of the story.
If it wasn't bad enough that Zoey has received a letter from a mother who died 25 years ago fortelling her death, she also has a stalker and the man who raped her mother is after her as well. With all of that going on her fiancé starts acting strange.
Zoey needs to solve the mystery of the letter from her mother, figure out what is wrong with her fiancé, escape from the rapist before the future her mother predicted comes true.
It all comes together at the end of the story with a suprising twist that you will not see coming.
I will be looking into other books by Anne McAneny.
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