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Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

©2017 Bentley Little (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • coreybeth
  • Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • 11-25-17

2500+ books & this was the ONLY one gave me creeps

Seriously. I have 2500+ audible books in my library (just ask my husband LOL). My genre is horror, suspense, paranormal etc. I have never, not once, had to turn a book off at night. Until the handyman. I don't know why but I passed on the title a few times. It just seemed like a stalkerish book. I'm glad I was wrong! Sam, his brother & parents buy a "kit" for an Aframe as a vacation home. The man they purchased the lot from, Frank, they also hire to build it. Frank creeps the boys out and is a peculiar man. He skips town, steals their things and due to his shoddy workmanship cause a horrible accident. Sam grows up but blames his families misfortunes on Frank. He begins an investigation and finds some disturbing things about "Frank". He travels back to his old Aframe vacation home where it all began. and actually runs into a ghost hunting reality show filming an episode. He gives them information about the his house, the house across the street, and the man who lived there. He discovers that everyone who has ever hired Frank ends up dead, injured or missing! He and two of the writers of the show try to track down frank. He learns about a mysterious religion in Vietnam where apparently Frank started his downward spiral into the occult and insanity! I'm hoping there's a part 2. I had to turn the book off last night. My whole family was asleep while I stayed up to clean. The creepy ghosts and characters and the situations in the book made my imagination run wild. I just finished it.......In broad daylight......as should you! Don't hesitate unless you don't want to be scared! First book ever. Not even It scared me. This one did!!!

47 of 51 people found this review helpful

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Scary

I literally had to stop reading this book at night because it frightened me so much. I don't usually scare so easily, but all the death from seemingly unexplained accidents scared the heck out of me. At some point, you say to yourself, no way would this happen, but when you're alone listening to the story and all the lights are out in your house and you start hearing noises, well judge for yourself. But, I couldn't get enough of the storyline so I bit the bullet and listened the last 4 hours in the middle of the night. I admit I did stio the audio several times to listen for unexplained noises in the house, but it was worth it. There are a few items that remain unresolved for me. But, I'll just make assumptions rather than list them here and ruin the storyline for anyone.

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Little is back!

The newest from Bentley Little doesn’t disappoint. The pace builds until the end. Well-written. Well-read.

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Had potential to be 5 stars

This was a good ghost story. Very creepy and worth the credit. Unfortunately I also feel that the last several chapters fell flat compared to the rest of the book. It was an engaging story that kept me pulled in until the last 90 minutes. Then it felt as though the author just ran out of inspiration and wanted the story to end. The author seemed to lose interest, wrapping up the story in a rushed, unfulfilling way particularly after making readers become vested in the characters and their families. Fans of the genre won’t be disappointed and I did enjoy the book — I just wish those last few chapters were written as well as the rest of the story.

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WOW!

Great creepy read. Narrative was excellent. I can say one thing after reading this book, I will never hire a handyman or home construction person named "Frank."

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Disappointed

This book started out as a page turner. It became confusion which quickly turned to boredom and then dove into a total WTH!?

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So freaking Spooky!!!

This was disturbing with just the right amount of supernatural! Mr. Little is quickly becoming a favorite!

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Not sure what happened?

The story was well written, intriguing, scary, and I was loving it!!.... *Thennnnn*.......... I was like wait? what? The story climaxes and ends in the same 5 seconds it seems.... And ya end up feeling like 'was there enough time to finish this?' It just totally rushes! & to top it off.... The ending itself does NOT satisfy the hype that you get for it. It left me feeling stiffed.. & left with thoughts like, 'what a shame'... I really liked it up until that point........... totally bummed

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Excellent, and Original!

I really loved this twisted supernatural horror tale. This is my. first time reading Bentley and I will definitely be shopping for more titles by this evil genius! Frank the handyman, how scary could that be? Plenty!!!

With seemingly unlimited power, and godlike mind-bending abilities, Frank is one of my new favorite bad guys. Although I would have liked even more in depth back story on both the protagonist and Frank, it gives you enough to really draw you in. I highly recommend this tale.

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Not Little's Best

I've read nearly all Little's books and used to enjoy them a great deal, but the formula is same each time: take an everyday situation, in this case, a subpar contractor, and stretch it to the supernatural until Joe Everyman finds the root and solves it. The baddy will border on ridiculous and will be everywhere. This book isn't bad, but it isn't good either.

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  • Freda
  • 11-10-17

Another Scary Bentley Little story

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins when his younger brother was killed as the floor collapsed. And as an adult, Daniel discovers Frank is out there again and he wants revenge for his brother’s death. Finding Frank becomes an obsession, BUT Frank is also after him and things begin to happen to people around him who get involved in Frank’s search. Who will find who first and just what will Daniel find when they finally meet? Another brilliant scary Bentley Little book.

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