As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving "Black-Eyed Susan," the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above their shared grave. Tessa's testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row.
Both the author and narrator are great story tellers. Going between time periods can be a little tedious at first. But stick with it, because before long you will have a difficult time putting it down to eat, sleep, work, etc. One of the best endings ever. Great writing immensely enhanced by the narration.
All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden - until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder.
The book was slow at first, but stick with it. It is really interesting. The epilogue was great! The narrator was remarkable. I would find myself forgetting this was one person. It really added to the enjoyment of the book.
FBI agent Quentin Hayes always knew he had an unusual talent, even before he was recruited by Noah Bishop for the controversial Special Crimes Unit. But, as gifted as he is, for 20 years he's been haunted by a heartbreaking unsolved murder that took place at The Lodge, a secluded Victorian-era resort in Tennessee. Now he's returned one final time, determined to put the mystery to rest.
Kept my interest throughout. Loved the explanations about each person's gifts. Very compelling storyline. Narrator was very good.
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Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile, his physical dexterity, his impeccable comic timing, his ridiculous stunts, and his unforgettable screen roles.
Loved hearing about the life of this truly kind and talented man. Thanks for the laughter Mr. Van Dyke.
Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.
Enjoyed the story. It kept me listening until early in the morning. Narrator was OK, but most times I could not tell who was speaking from his intonation. I really had to pay more attention to the context of who was talking.
Kay Hooper weaves an irresistible web of mystery and suspense in her latest thriller Touching Evil. Police sketch artist Maggie Barnes, whose exceptional talent has made her indespensible, faces the challenge of a lifetime when a deranged psychopath grips the city in a horiffic tirade that leaves many women wounded. Maggie’s abilities are put to the test as she struggles to put a face to the acts and uncover this predator before even she becomes his victim.
Excellent story enhanced by an amazing performance. I really appreciated how different this book is from so many other psychological thrillers. Loved the supernatural twist. Very believable as written.
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Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents.
Well worth the read. Fascinating, emotional, compelling. Really enjoyed this writer. The narrator was excellent, just set the perfect time. I highly recommend this book.