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The Torment of Rachel Ames Audiobook

The Torment of Rachel Ames

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Suffering from writer's block, novelist Rachel Ames escapes to a lake cabin to calm her mind and regain a sense of herself. The location is perfect. Isolated. Beautiful. Inspiring. It even comes with a good-looking landlord who shows an interest in her. But she can't shake the sense that something terrible has followed her to the lake, something just beyond her consciousness, something out on the edge where the sounds of a raging fire and sirens linger whenever she slows down to listen. Determined to make the cabin work, she tries to settle in and give her new life a chance. But when strange things begin to happen around her, she wonders if she's made a terrible mistake. As the darkness that's followed her manifests itself in inexplicable ways, her concept of reality is stretched thin and she realizes nothing at the lake is what it seems. As she fights to survive with her sanity intact, she understands too late that the location she's chosen for herself is far from perfect.

©2015 Jeff Gunhus (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer Georgia 03-25-17
    Amazon Customer Georgia 03-25-17

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    "The ending unfortunately felt like patchwork"

    I made it through to the end because I needed to piece the story together. I was interested enough and needed the ending to help tie the story together. It fell apart for me about 3 -4 chapters near the end. Then there was an attempt to pull it together but sadly I was disappointed. I love a good psychological suspense /horror story but this fell a bit flat.

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    jjsmommy Napa, CA 09-03-16
    jjsmommy Napa, CA 09-03-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Excellent! 5 stars!"

    Loved this story! It even made me cry! Not horror in a scary sense. This is a journey into tragedy, love, loss and the frailty of being human.

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    paula 09-04-16
    paula 09-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A deeply disturbing delight"

    I loved everything about this perfectly paced novella. I'd leave it at that, but a review requires at least fifteen words.

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    Amazon Customer TX 08-18-17
    Amazon Customer TX 08-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Review"

    The story starts off slow and then leaves you hanging at the end...Talk about torture.

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    Bliss Unlimited 07-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Blew Me Away"

    The story captured my attention to it's shocking end; staying with me for days. I had to share it with my husband and told him all about it. It was definitely an awesome read.

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    liz 07-16-17
    liz 07-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it. steady paced kept interest."

    as always there is no spoilers in my reviews
    loved the main character. found her quite amusing at times.
    great book. could have been longer though.
    my only complaint is about another reader leaving a review that unfortunately gave me a mindset in advance. I hated that I would rather go into a book blind than to be given the premise in advance thanks not ! to you whoever you were

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    Maranda 06-07-17
    Maranda 06-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "awesome"

    I think it would make a great film to watch. I enjoyed the turns n twist

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    Bette 05-02-17
    Bette 05-02-17

    I listen to novels for distraction and entertainment and rate them on the experience, not literary merit. I prefer to read good literature.

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    "You Are Now Entering....."

    So yeah, this would have made a perfect Twilight Zone episode (well, double episode). I've always loved this kind of mindbending, 'just sit back and enjoy the ride' story, but it's been so long since I've read (well, listened to) one, that it took me a while to recognize it.

    The Torment of Rachel Ames is an excellent production of a most excellent trip through psychosis, but if you need your t's crossed and i's dotted, don't bother. It is what it is.


    Ummm, before I go, just let me say that the story is extremely unpleasant and harrowing. It's the kind of story I would normally have returned unfinished. I suppose it's a testament to author Jeff Gunhus' mastery of storytelling that I not only finished it, but stayed up into the morning hours to do so.

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    mike Springville, NY, United States 12-26-16
    mike Springville, NY, United States 12-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wow!!! Just wow"

    I am not going to explain any of this book to you because I do not want to ruin anything.... And I must say that I usually shy away from audio books that are less than 8 hours long.... But this book is definitely worth your time and I can guarantee you it has one of the greatest endings will ever read.... One of my top 10 favorite books now.... Jeff Gunhaus is a truly great author

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    altheanicole 12-20-16
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    "Great book! "

    Great ending, very enjoyable! Good storyline that keeps you interested and guessing until the end.

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