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A chance encounter with a stranger traps Tessa within the mind of a madman. 

Tessa was born with a gift. Through a simple touch she picks up pieces of others. A flash of color devours her - the only indication that she’s gained something new from another person. Red equals pain; purple, a talent; yellow, a premonition; orange, a painful memory; and blue, a pleasant one. 

Each flash blurs the lines between her inherent traits and those she’s acquired from others. Whenever she gains bits of something new, she loses more pieces of herself. While assisting in search efforts for a local missing college student, Tessa is paralyzed by a flash that rips through her like a lightning bolt, slicing apart her soul. 

A blinding light takes away her vision. A buzzing louder than any noise she’s ever heard overwhelms her, penetrates her mind. As the bolt works its way through her body, images and feelings from someone else take over. Women’s dead eyes stare at her as her hands encircle their throats. Their screams consume her mind. Memories of the brutal murders of five women invade her.

Will she be able to find the killer and help save the next victim? Can she do so without completely losing herself? Bits & Pieces is a fast-paced, riveting psychological suspense tale with supernatural elements that leaves the listener guessing until the end.

©2018 Dawn M. Hosmer (P)2019 Dawn M. Hosmer

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Unique look at premonitions...

Oh, where to begin... Tessa is a young woman with what she feels is a curse, others call it a gift. She has sort of premonitions. Depending on what colors she sees surrounding you when she touches you, she will either see your future, your past, learn something (like a language) take a piece of your personality with her. Good or bad! She could pick up smoking, gain memories of places she's never been or maybe desire to kill... so she tries to wear gloves and keep touching to a minimal.
Life for her becomes even more complicated when she is touched by an unseen serial killer. At the same time she is at the beginning of a new relationship. Could he have been the one to touch her? She doesn't want to think so but something's not right with him.
Then there are abductions from the college where he's a teacher.
Tessa begins to think she is loosing her grasp on reality. But her psychiatrist and brother are a great support. Or are they?
This is a fast paced, fun roller coaster of book with a really surprising ending.
The narration by Diane Box-Worman takes a little getting used to. She speaks like a Valley Girl and everything sounds like a question.
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Couldn't get past the horrible narration!

The narrator to this book speaks in a nasally, smoker voice that does not know how to pause in between sentences where there should be a period. It is really irritating.
I played a small portion for my 19 year old daughter so she could see what I was talking about, and she said, OMG, it's terrible, Shut it off!
I do not know why they picked this person to read this book. It may be a book with decent content, but I couldn't tell.
I would obviously not recommend.

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Packed with emotion and imagery

I absolutely was not expecting the roller coaster ride of this book but it was very much a good thing what I got! I only took about a chapter to get invested in Tessa and her life. I loved the imagery, the feelings and emotions, just how the author pulled me into the world in general. I found myself getting a little angry every time I had to stop listening because I just NEEDED to know what was to happen next! The ending came with a twist I was not expecting at all, and was kinda sad. If there is a second book, I would most absolutely want to read it. The abilities of the main character are intriguing and captivating, I could easily read a whole series about them.

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Unique And Amazing

I am a thriller junkie, and I devoured this book. I listened to this so fast. It is a really unique idea as well as well written. It is fast paced, not leaving you time to get bored, and honestly I could not wait to finish it! I highly recommend this.

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Suspenseful and original

I loved listening to this book. The story got my attention right away. Enjoyable for a long car ride or a day at the beach.

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A truly disturbing, wonderful tale

Bits and Pieces was an excellent story. The concept of this story was really fascinating and then Dawn really gets into the Psyche of a killer. The plot weaves together brilliantly and I am left wanting more. More of this story. More of these wonderful characters. More Dawn Hosmer.

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GREAT

I am only one hour into the book and fid it fascinating. The narration of the story and characters in one word is exceptional. Very entertaining, WOW!!!

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Compelling and entertaining

This was a great story told in a manner and pace that I really enjoyed. I loved the narrator’s style and versatility. She gave each character their own personality and I felt I could relate well to each of them.

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Mysteries of life!

Wow! Could never imagine, what it would be like to have ability to see things though someone else's eyes! I greatly recommend this story! Narrator was good!

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A captivating thriller!

Bits and Pieces is a thriller that will captivate any audience!

Featuring Tessa, a woman with a unique ability to take something from someone when she touches them, whether it’s a talent, a memory, or an addiction, Tessa no longer knows who she is, and this struggle becomes much more intense when she accidentally touches a serial killer.

Desperate to regain some part of herself, Tessa tries to find the murderer while resisting the urge to hurt people herself. Focusing on themes of self-doubt, insecurities, and fear, Bits and Pieces is a relatable read, even though Tessa’s ability is very unique.

I adored this story. I’ve never read anything quite like it! Tessa is a unique and likable heroine, and her struggle between finding herself and letting others in was something I feel that a lot of us can understand.

Filled with twists and turns that I never saw coming, Bits and Pieces is reminiscing of an M. Night Shyamalan film. The ending caught me entirely by surprise! I never saw it coming!

Although I didn’t love the narrator for the Audible version of this book, I will definitely be reading more by this author very soon!

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  • Layla
  • 02-12-20

Bits and Pieces

I loved this book more then I thought I would. There was even a surprise twist that I did not see coming.
The narrator did not suit the book because she sounded a lot older then the characters. Not her fault but it did not put me off the book.
Would highly recommend

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  • S. Ackland
  • 02-06-20

A totally immersive story with a twist you wont be ready for!

I loved this story! I was hooked from the first chapter always on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen next. The unexpected ending had me crying my eyes out ,which is always the sign of a great story if it can envoke real emotions happy or sad. I highly recommend this book and give it 10/10. My only negitive is that I would opt to read this book again rather than listen to it, as I felt the narrators voice did not go with the description, personality and age of the main character. But this is in no way a criticism of this unique, emotional, violent, unexpected rollercoaster of a story.