This is a gripping, creepy and unique audiobook. Cold Hollow on the surface appears to be just a normal rural town; promising the Barner family the sa..Show More »fety and comfort that small town life usually brings, but all is not what it seems. Not only is that safety a façade, but the whole town seems to be riddle with secrets. This story has lots of twists and turns that you will not be able to guess at. Your heart will bleed for some of the characters and others you will want to shoot. The author and narrator draw you into the story and hold you tight in its grip to the very last page. The narrators voice fits the characters well, portraying the increasing tension and generally enhanced the story. This is a thrilling, fast paced story that you won’t be able to stop listening to, it is brutal, compelling and will keep you on the edge of your seat. I received the audiobook in exchange for my honest opinion.
This town is full of psycho people I would be afraid to sleep or turn my back on anyone including the good doctor and the mayor. Little Liam hopefully..Show More » grows up to be normal. I highly recommend this book. Hope there is a third coming soon.
Here's me thinking that this series couldn't get more twisted, but the author proves me wrong with this edition of the Cold Hollow Series. The Mayor i..Show More »s days away from her wedding when her fiances family come to town. This family is quite....... unique! On top of that, there is a new man in town as well, a man whom the Mayor is suspicious of. She doesn't want anything to disrupt her wedding, and her new "family" will make sure of it.
As I said, this series is dark, but The Maestro takes it to a new level of darkness! All I'll say is Delilah!!! God she is one sick twisted woman!! There isn't much else I can say about this as I definitely don't want to spoil anything as it's better experienced first hand. What I will say is that this series is so good!! It's dark, twisted but oh so gripping! Filled with suspense, mystery, and characters you can't help but enjoy, this series is a must read.
J. Scott Bennett was as awesome as always!! He just knows hows to tell a story and how to grip you from the get go. He has plenty of tones and cadences that bring the book alive!
*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
I have loved every book in this series so far and have eagerly awaited this. While this was just as twisting and twisted as the other 3, I felt like s..Show More »omething was missing and I still can't figure out what!!
Plot wise, this sees the mayor and her husband being kidnapped and held for ransom, so of course her in laws have to step in and rescue them, with the help of some mafia men as well. Will they prevail before it's too late and can they figure out who the mastermind is? The plot was just as twisting and dark as previous ones, but I also felt like it was missing the same magic that the previous ones had. Everything seemed to come too easy and I just didn't connect with this as much as I did the others. Saying that, there is still a lot of twists and turns and surprises in it, that will keep you guessing till the end!!
The characters were all as well written and developed as ever. Delilah is back and as twisted as ever. She is allowed to unleash her inner evil a little more in this one and boy is she..... odd ;)
In all, this was a great read, just not as enchanting as the last few!! Going by the ending, you just know that there is more bad things to come to the "good" folk of Cold Hollow, and I for one, say bring it on!!
J. Scott Bennett is definitely becoming a favourite narrator of mine! I'm not long after finishing one of his middle grade books and then, to come into this one and see how he can change into such sick and twisted characters perfectly, was amazing!! He truly knows how to preform and bring each character alive. I highly recommend you try at least one of his books!!!
I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.