Was the man she loved an enigmatic hitchhiker or a murderer?
To keep the bank from repossessing her eighteen-wheeler, Baby Blue, and putting her and her daughter, Tessa, on the street, Loretta Brennan takes a dangerous job driving it into Wyoming with a winter storm approaching. All alone she worries if she can make the deadline and navigate the roads since her driving partner husband died the year before in an accident.
On her way, she feels sorry for and picks up a hitchhiker. Sam Emerson. Charismatically handsome, his moodiness hides a dark past that includes a dead girlfriend and a murder charge.
Snow, a series of trucker murders and a sinister truck begin to haunt them on their route.
She suspects Sam’s aligned with the killer even as she experiences feelings for him. Is Sam a good man down on his luck or is she falling in love with a murderer?
In the end it’ll take a heroic show of love to prove to her that he is who he claims to be.
©2011, 2016 Eternal Press (P)2014 Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Yes! It was very enjoyable and in parts very frightening! It starts out with a simple situation, then it turns into a mystery, then builds into this terrifying thriller!
Main character, the woman driver. I guess I could relate to her because she was a woman and a normal person.
She had a comfortable voice, if that makes sense.
Yes! It had an addictive quality to it.
I like that it starts fairly quiet, then builds. I think some people like thrillers to hit like a freight train from page one, and sometimes I do too, but I like the flow of this one. And the quiet moments are comfortable and enjoyable. I thought it was a great read. One of my favorites now.
I would listen again.
I enjoyed the narration. The story was very interesting.
I would like to listen a second time to see if I pick up clues I may have missed.
It is a toss up between Loretta and Sam.
They both have qualities that make them stand out.
Sam is a puzzle to be solved.
Loretta is a determined woman trying to provide for her family.
Each has history to overcome.
The scenes and circumstances were well written. I could easily picture them.
The truck stops and diners, the deserted roads and falling snow.
The knife fight scene was one where I would not put the book down until I knew how it would end.
Being a longer book, I was unhappy when I had to set it aside and go back to real life.
I always wanted to know what was going to happen next.
I would recommend this to both genders and ages from high school up.
To those who like crime and mystery, and even though there is romance, it is not overpowering.
Yes, I loved the story & listening to it again (as well as any story) helps pick up details I missed the 1st time around.
When Sam 1st appeared in the story & then the murders.
I liked the emotion in the story. Audiobooks tend to capture the feeling in he stories that we miss reading on our own. Also audiobooks pronounce the hard to pronounce words & names.
The beginning of the story as the narrator described losing Loretta's husband hit home & brought a few tears to my eyes.
This is a well written serial thriller, that turns out had been happening longer than anyone even knew about. It kept me on the edge of my seat & had me believing in a few different people being the killer! The narrator did a great job delivering the story rich in emotion & feelings. The story is very believable & enjoyable!
Say something about yourself!
A young widow, a brooding handsome stranger (who likes cats!), big rigs, truck stops.
A race against time through snow covered, twisty mountain roads. And a serial killer.
This book has all the ingredients to make anyone's spine tingle. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The heroine's waffling over whether or not she can trust the hitch-hiker she's picked up might be exciting to some, but I began to find it a bit repetitive.
What I did like were the main character (when she wasn't waffling), the venue, and the narrator (really spot-on with the daughter's voice, in particular).
If you like romance (and/or trucks), I'd say give this audio a try.
I really enjoyed this book. One of the things that appealed to me about this book is that it is about a female truck driver. I know a female truck driver, and I have always been so captivated by the stories that she told of the times she was on the road. This book is neat because it allows an inside look at what truck drivers go through. Not only that, but this book is filled with suspense and mystery. It kept me on the edge of me seat. Along with suspense and mystery, there is an element of romance between characters, as well as doubts in new relationships, which we can all relate to. I think this book is great for those who like suspense, and I highly recommend it.
Great story about a widow and single mom, Loretta, and a handsome stranger (Sam) as they try to outsmart a serial killer! It still baffles me that she’d pick up a hitchhiker, but, hey – it’s fiction.
Despite that, this was a nail biting, chilling listen. Loretta was a rounded, well-developed character who was a trucker – very different, indeed! The attraction between the H and h was almost immediate and the tension there was palpable.
The suspense kept building as truck drivers were murdered along the way, and Sam kept doing things to heighten the readers’ suspicion. Just as you started to trust him, he’d do something suspicious. Their romance builds, though, and we were drawn into the world of truckers and life on the road. Very eye-opening. I appreciated learning about this.
This was a great mix of romance and suspense that kept me guessing for a long time. I enjoyed it. The narration was also good. Great distinction with the different voices.
A 4.5/5 listen. Recommended! Good job, as usual, Ms. Griffith.
*I received a free audiobook from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.*
Prolific reader, who always wished I could find a way to read and drive. Then, I found Audible. Wish granted!
I loved listening to this book!
I felt sympathy for Loretta, a single mother as well as a widow, and the position she was trapped in. I felt her nervousness as issues built around her. Ms. Griffith did a great job in portraying a very fleshed out heroine. Even the hitchhiker and minor characters were well-written. My only nitpick is the speed with which a certain relationship tried to move. I found that a bit unbelievable, but given how pleased I was with everything else, it really was a minor note. The narrator, Kimberly Henrie, did a good job with the story. Her voicing of Loretta was excellent.
Overall the pacing was nice, the characters were fantastic, the story well-written and the tension kept building.
An interesting mix of truck driving lifestyle and a serial killer mystery. This book was so suspenseful and I loved it! The story hooked me right away and never let up. I really like when a book can keep you guessing the whole time. Loretta is a strong main character, and felt very real to me. I could easily see myself in her shoes throughout the story as she tries to decide whether to trust her heart or not. The narrator was perfect for this audiobook, and helped to bring the story to life. I enjoyed this audiobook so much! I can't wait to check out more of this author's work.
I was provided this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed the suspense in this story. I spent the whole time that I was listening guessing and wanting to know who is doing it and why. Strong characters. Great narration. Will be on the lookout for more books by Kathryn Meyer Griffith and the narrator Kimberly Henrie.
Yes, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a decent thriller. It is a scary story that, when it's over, doesn't leave any lingering terror.
I don't really think there IS a comparable story. Truck driving serial killers aren't the usual subjects in the stories I've read.
Well, the scariest scene was the mountain chase/crash, and the best happy scene was when Tessa decided not to go with them, preferring to let them have some "alone time".
Yes! I stayed up way past my bedtime, and then got up early just to finish it... Nap time for sure, now:-)
I really commend the author's attention to detail, on a subject I know very little about. I've read some of her other books, and they are very diverse. A lot of research must be necessary to strike a new path each time she writes a book. The narrator for this one was also fantastic. Her voice is very expressive and easy to listen to.
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