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Publisher's Summary

As a toddler, in a room illuminated only by the flames of a fallen candle, Jacobia Tiptree watched a man kill her mother. Jake once believed that man to be her father. Now, 35 years after the murder, as the real killer's long-delayed trial is about to begin, the defendant has vanished.

Jake tries to distract herself from murder with the constant attempts to keep her 1823 Federal-style fixer-upper from tumbling down on her head. But when her best friend's infant daughter suddenly goes missing, Jake feels her dark past wrapping itself around her...and needless to say, it's nowhere near as charming as her rickety old house.

©2008 Sarah Graves (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks

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Missed the Mark

I have been an Audible listener for over 4 years, and this book ranks at the bottom of my selections from Audibile. I have read and listened to all of the "Jake" books and have pretty much liked them. This one, however, has a plot so far away from plausible that it is bordering on foolish. The Maine accents are horrendous (take that from a native Mainer who has lived Downeast for 20 ears), and anyone who lives near the Atlantic Ocean, especially in the cold waters off Eastport, will recognize that spending any amount of time in the frigid ocean waters is deadly. The 3 year old in this book must be bionic to survive her spill in the water and getting thrown against a wooden structure after she had been kidnapped and drugged with opium for a day. I only finished listening to the book because I didn't want to "waste" my Audible credit.

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Ends suddenly

I like her books but this one seemed to just end suddenly..or I thought it did. It wasn't as good as some of her other books but was still enjoyable.

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One of her best books yet!

What made the experience of listening to A Face at the Window the most enjoyable?

The plot was not the standard "who-dun it" there were new elements that I've not read in mystery books before.

What did you like best about this story?

The twists and turns that happened in the plot.

What does Lindsay Ellison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like that she is true to the Maine pronunciations of things.

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Just Couldn’t Do It

I tried my best to embrace this, but just couldn’t. Too dark, far fetched and otherwise un-cozy!

Narration was very good as always, but I fast forwarded through scene after scene. Odd writing too, switching strange between first person and second person. I’m not sure if I even want to try the next one. Maybe I am done with this series, it feels like it’s lost it’s way.

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I loved it

. It really kept my attention. I think this is one of my faves .

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Great Read

This is a fantastic story, really enjoyable. The only criticism is that it is read in the second person. All other books in series are in first person. In no way does it take away from the story just not what I have come to expect from these readings

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awesome!

like all the other books in this series this was another good one but more intense and had a lot of suspense! loved the narrator.

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Skip it

Defiantly not one of her better books. It flips from first person to third person often . I prefer the books with the familiar Eastport characters, this one was defiantly lacking. V one thing tho, it does answer the questions surrounding Jakes moms death.

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Dark and cozy

I love Sarah Graves' Home Repair Mysteries series. Jake Tiptree is a realistic character who sometimes faces extraordinary circumstances. This book is full of dark suspense but manages to remain a cozy mystery. If you are a fan of the series you have to read this one.

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screaming into the night

That was me ...way to unbelievable went on with to many unreasonable events to to many people over and over .