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Backwoods Ripper

Narrated by: Cat Gould
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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A country drive quickly turns into a nightmare for newlyweds Paige and Hal Loche.

When you are in the bush, pregnant, and your husband is hurt what do you do? Will you trust just about anyone? When their car gets a flat tire in the Australian outback, it should be a simple job for capable Hal to fix. His wife pregnant, he sets to it. But an accident befalls him, leaving him immobilized. Paige is now their only hope of getting out of the bush.

"How the cruelty of a stranger changes a couple's life forever."

When Paige chances upon a stranger, it seems her prayers are answered. But the stranger doesn't want to help. She wants something else, and it's not Paige's husband. Hal is expendable, piece by piece it seems, but her baby isn't. What will Paige do to protect her unborn child, and at what price?

©2016 Anna Willet (P)2018 Tantor

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This starts out slow but picks up. This would make for a good movie. Just felt like I already read this and I hadn't.
I would recommend this book and the audio too.

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  • SandraL
  • 01-19-19

Creepy Aussie thriller

7 months pregnant Paige and her husband Hal are travelling in the Australian Outback when their car gets a flat tire. As he is changing the wheel Hal is bitten by a snake on his leg and his other leg is crushed by the car. Paige sets off on foot to find help and when 2 women in a truck pull up and offer to help they their nightmare begins.

I was very excited by the synopsis of this book and couldn’t wait to start reading. It wasn’t quite what the title led me to believe. The term ‘Ripper’ in the title made me think this would be a slasher type book, perhaps a little like the movie Wolf Creek. Instead I would say this book has more in common with Stephen King’s Misery.

I did enjoy the book which is very dark and disturbing. There was a deep sense of foreboding running through it. All the time you just knew something bad was going to happen! This sense of foreboding was helped by the descriptions of the crumbling ex hospital, Mabel House. The fact that Paige was alternately strong and then weak made her character believable. The character of Soona broke my heart and I was glad to read that after the events of the book she was being looked after in a care home.

The ending of the book was satisfying and although we’re not told by the writer, I hope that Paige will be able to have another child.

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  • 07-28-18

WOW! WOW! AND WOW!!!

I could not stop reading this book. I would put it on sleep timer when I was going to sleep, But certain parts made my eyes snap open. It was very tense towards the end. Congratulations Anna. What a fantastic book. I am definitely going to read your other books. Excellent narration by Cat. Absolutely brilliant!!!!