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In Another Light

By: A. J. Banner
Narrated by: Vaneh Assadourian
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Publisher's Summary

“A riveting psychological thriller...[will] keep you guessing till the very end.” - Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The death of a look-alike stranger leads a grieving woman down a troubling path in this riveting novel by A. J. Banner, bestselling author of The Poison Garden.

Three years ago mortuary cosmetologist Phoebe Glassman lost her husband in a tragic accident. No longer the hopeful wife and mother she once was, Phoebe is disappearing into her grief and into the quietude of her job - restoring to the dead the illusion of life. Then the body of a woman named Pauline Steele arrives in the mortuary, and for Phoebe, everything changes.

Pauline is unmistakably Phoebe’s mirror image and bears an alarmingly familiar tattoo. Even more startling is that among Pauline’s effects is a faded photograph of Phoebe. Aided by an eccentric colleague, her curiosity sparked, Phoebe investigates her doppelgänger’s life and death - and uncovers surprising clues to a shared past.

Phoebe’s emotional journey soon leads to shocking revelations about those closest to her...and even herself. When she’s driven to the brink, how much of what she discovers can she trust?

©2021 Anjali Writes LLC. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“The twisty plot builds to a satisfying resolution. Banner knows how to keep the reader guessing.”Publishers Weekly

“What a beautiful…and completely engrossing book this was…It’s a heavy hitter, this book, and one you shouldn’t expect to come out of unaffected…the heavier moments are interspersed with some gorgeous interludes of beautifully written moments of normal life…A. J. Banner has written something very special here.”Mystery & Suspense Magazine 

“Blending mystery with a story about grief and trauma, there’s plenty to focus on, and readers who enjoy domestic suspense will love this one.”The Parkersburg News and Sentinel 

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Something was weird about the narrator’s voice/delivery. I couldn’t keep going, so can’t speak to the story.

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odd narration

I had a difficult time getting passed the narration. It sounded as if a computer voice did the reading.

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This is one of the worst performed audiobooks I’ve ever listened to. There’s no emotion, and it sounds almost monotone.

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Narration is better at 2x

Great story - different for the thriller genre . Interesting and truly suspenseful. Narration is a turn off ,

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Narrator sounds like a robot

I only got a few hours in as I just couldn’t get past the narrator lol how sounds like a robot.

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Good story - poor narration

It sounds like the narrator may not speak English as a first language and compensated with stiff, robot pronunciation. The emotion was often entirely missing or just off. It’s a shame because the story would have been much more enjoyable with some emotion in the mix. Overall I felt like we didn’t get to know most characters very well but it was still an enjoyable story with twists and turns.

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Narrator took away from the story

I purchased this audio book to read along side my physical copy so I could keep going when driving to work. I tried so hard to get through it, but the narrator was horrible. It sounded like it was being read by a robot. Once I got to chapter 10, I couldn’t continue. I tried so hard. Now I’m finishing the physical book without robotic narration.

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Interesting concept

Psychological thriller??".... Absolutely HORRIBLE NARRATION- "stilted", 'fake sing-song pace", sounds worse than a very old computer narration.
Phoebe is a sculptor who works in a mortuary. Her life is turned upside down when her " doppelganger " is brought in. A little slow at first, but then it picked up "speed" and I couldn't put it down. It would be 4 stars except for some rather contrived plot points that made up the last chapters.

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Ok - worth a listen

Not in my normal Genre and I have been lucky reading others. This one was meh. Am I glad I finished it? Yeah, I guess so. Do I feel like I wasted some hours, yes. A woman works in a mortuary and sees a person brought in and it looks just like her. Her husband and daughter were killed in an accident 3 years prior. She is stuck in the past and it is the anniversary of when the accident happened. This person brought into the funeral home sets off a need in the woman to figure out exactly what happened with this woman and with her husband's accident. It was a little slow but a decent book.