When Beth lost her father to cancer and her husband to another woman, she didn't know where to turn. So she retreated to the family cabin at Stutter Creek. Some of the best times of her life were spent at that cabin. That's where she met her first crush, a boy named John. But that was many years ago...could he possibly still be around? Or would she find something sinister instead?
©2013 5 Prince Publishing (P)2013 Ann Swann
I love audiobooks!!!
Let me preface this by saying that the only books I've ever listened to by this author are the Stevie-girl/phantom books. This is a wholly new genre. Creepy as heck, and read by a deep-toned male narrator, with a sweet southern accent, this story is creepy as hell! Totally scary, and full of serial killer nastiness, along with protags who may or may not be crazy, this story is unlike anything I expected from this author! Love, love, loved it!!!! My only caveat, if you've ever co-read the Stevie-girl books with your kids, you might want to listen to, or read, this one first, before sharing. It's a little more mature. Awesome!!!
My first audiobook for this year and I'm off to a rather mediocre start. Stutter Creek is a romantic suspense novel that had very little romance but a good bit of suspense. There is a supernatural element to it, which I could have done without. Having read several thrillers last year that had a paranormal element to it which I really enjoyed, this just didn't do it. It was a definite eye-rolling moment. I enjoyed the parts of the story that were dealing with the actual crime and suspense side of the story, but failed to feel connected to the female protagonist. She was just too whiny and feeling too sorry for herself. The story was pretty predictable right from the start, and while I sometimes don't mind that at all, especially with romantic suspense novels, there just were no surprises here at all, apart from the supernatural, slightly religious element that I hadn't expected from the book blurb.
The narration didn't help matters either. The narrator had an odd way off pausing sentences in the unlikeliest of places and listening to his heavy breathing was slightly off-putting. The narration just didn't flow.
love to read all sorts of books...exception sci-fi! I prefer books that are not horror-type stories...but there are exceptions to that too!
Although the storyline is predictable from the start, it has a good plot. There are some good twists and turns. It definitely held my interest but it I knew where it was going all the way through the book. I wasn't a fan of the narrator as I found his Deep South accent annoying...and I am a southerner.
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