Hidden Falls is exactly as Samantha Parker left it - small, insular, and prone to gossip. Eighteen years have passed since she witnessed her brother's murder, but she's still the talk of the town. Until a handsome child psychologist with haunting memories of his own arrives.
Dr. Ethan McClane isn't exactly a newcomer. If it weren't for his latest case, he'd never set foot back in Hidden Falls. Thankfully, no one seems to recognize him as the troubled teen from years past. Not even Sam, the delightfully sharp and sexy high school chemistry teacher he can't stop thinking about.
When Sam and Ethan work together to help one of her students, sparks ignite. But Sam's hazy memories of a long-ago night concern Ethan, and unlocking the repressed images reveals a dark connection between them. As the horrors of the past finally come to light, their relationship isn't the only thing in danger. A killer will strike again to keep an ugly secret hidden. This time no one will be safe.
©2016 Elisabeth Naughton (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
This was my first book by this author. I've already pre-ordered the next in this series as well as another series. Looking forward to more.
Good story and overall book. Not a good audible reading.
The narrator does not differentiate between characters. It is very difficult to tell who is speaking/thinking at times. Males and females all sound exactly the same.
This was a good story, very interesting and kept me guessing.
I liked Samantha and Ethan, they made a good couple. The chemistry between them was good and there were a couple of well written sex scenes.
The story line and plot was good. Some mystery, murder, and secrets. It also flowed very well and did not get confusing. Lots of dialogue throughout the story. And some interesting secondary characters that could probably lead to another book.
As for the narration. It really could have been great had the narrator made the men sound like men. Bummer, because everyone else sounded good.
Please Amy Landon work on your men's voices. Particularly the hero of the story. Ethan sounded just like a woman. You should have at least used the voice for Ethan that you gave his father. That was at least manlier.
Great story. Lots of suspects, and a surprise one at the end.
I really liked Ethan and Samantha. He was a Psychologist and she was a Chemistry teacher. I liked Seth, too, and he was dead when the story started. Margaret, Kenny, Jeff and Will were all really weird and were perfect secondary characters. And I really liked Thomas; he was a nice kid, which authors have a tough time writing about. They always want to write about teenagers based on today’s mouthy, hateful kids, at least 75% of them are, anyway.
The story itself was very interesting and it’s kept me turning the pages, wanting to find out who killed who, and when. And with the love story attached it made it even better.
There wasn’t any sexual tension but there were a couple of nice bedroom scenes. And there was swearing and the F-bomb was used 29 times.
I got this through KU.
As to the narrator: She kinda sucked at the men’s voices! I absolutely hate when men have such feminine voices, as she did very little to change her voice. I don’t know how this narrator got anything other than 1and 2 star for her narrations. She read with a little emotion but when it said someone laughed right after they said something the narrator never did. I really hate that. When a hero is over 6 feet tall and muscular and gorgeous and he says something "gruffly" you just don't expect him to sound feminine. A couple of times I had to go back over a conversation to see who said what because the hero and heroine sounded so much alike. I can't see me listening to this narrator again. I gave her 2 stars for the times she did read with the slightest bit of emotion. But 0 stars for the job she did with the men's voices.
With more than 1600 audio books to hitchhike along with, I've realized only now that I started "reviewing"...boy I need to catch up!
Traumatic moments in ones life can be a moment as little as a split second; that pause in time to open our inner black hole in our memory. That moment that every single action, sound, smell, face, and touch just simply vanishes way, deep down into the furthest recesses of our minds. A Black hole where those moments could and should...truly be lost forever....
Then in another split second, a familiar voice or face will triggers those memories to flood back into the forefront when you least expect it. That Deja vu' moment...a triggered sensation just trying to unearth a lost memory that some might think, should simply stay lost forever!
There's a tragic moment buried deep down in Sam's mind and someone is either trying to get her to remember...or trying to scare her and those memories away. Can her friends protect her? Or will the only one to help her come from this newcomer she can't seem to forget?
Ethan is what the town is calling the newcomer, a therapist who only wants to help those with nightmares too hard to handle. Help the troubled teens not follow the path he knows to do harm, and help beautiful Sam, find her peace again fast because she's made it clear that she can't get out of this town fast enough.
Everyone here has a history, and no one has a history bigger than Ethan - or so he thinks. Can his history keep Sam safe by not knowing, or will a history like this newcomers.....hurt more if proven to not be so new?!
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