Knife in the Dark

Haunted Collection, Book 6
Narrated by: Thom Bowers
Series: Haunted Collection Series, Book 6
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A knife flashes in the dark, on a brutal hunt for flesh and blood....

Stefan Korzh continues to unleash his bloodthirsty collection onto an unsuspecting world. But as his past catches up with him, he discovers that there's a price to pay for his murderous desires. Death waits at his doorstep and it causes him to act in ways no one could have ever anticipated. 

Korzh's efforts are still going strong as haunted antiques continue to grip the world in their claws of terror. The latest is an eerily cold, silver class ring that drives its wearer into a frenzy for human flesh. A brutal urge to plunge a knife deep into innocent bystanders is overtaking the residents of Concord, New Hampshire, and no one is safe. 

An unlikely alliance is formed between Ariana Leckie and Victor Daniels on their hunt for Stefan and the collectibles. They're determined to bring an end to the misery he has caused, no matter the cost. But first, they have to address the threat growing in front of them. 

Meanwhile, Tom Crane is enjoying his life with a loving father figure, a caring girlfriend, and a growing list of friends by his side. But his life is thrown into chaos when an old acquaintance drags him into their quest for revenge. Trapped and alone, Tom must find a way to escape before he's too far gone. 

As their lives collide, they'll soon discover that vengeance exacts a heavy toll on both the living and the dead....

©2018 Ron Ripley (P)2018 ScareStreet.com

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I devoured this!!

Here we are at book 6 and the story is still fresh and exciting! This one takes a turn I didn't expect and even though it was totally different than the rest of the series, it worked really well and added an extra twist to the plot.

As per usual, Stefan Korzh unleashes more mayhem by selling off the haunted items, this time it's a class ring that's haunted by a killer who loves to stab and eat his victims. Victor has to team up with Ariana this time in order to try to stop Korzh before more innocents die. Tom finds himself in trouble with the intriguing Leanne and he is in a race for his life! Meanwhile Stefan is getting more and more erratic and is in fear of his life of Anne. He thinks he needs to step up his selling of the objects before it's too late.

The plot was fast paced and addicting! So many things are happening and it feels like everything is going to come to a head soon!! I don't know how many books are planned for the series, but I feel like Stefan Korzh is going to get what's coming to him soon, and I can't wait!! His character is one of the worst I've ever read. He delights in murdering innocent people and is such a vile human being!! I admire the author for writing him in such a way that everyone will loathe him. Usually a villain will have a glimmer of niceness but not this fellow. He is evil to the core.

The rest of the characters are as awesome as always. Victor doesn't know how to handle the attention from Ariana, but he knows that he needs help stopping Korzh and has no choice but to team up with her. I'm loving seeing these two together!! They are so different yet I'm really hoping their relationship goes a little further. I'm rooting for them :) Tom is loving his own life at the moment, until he is kidnapped by.... something. Tom has really grown as a character and I'm intrigued to find out where the author will take him now!

In all, this book was amazing. I devoured it and am so looking forward to the next one. Luckily, this author writes fast and it's out soon!! I urge everyone to try this series!!

Thom Bowers does a great job reading this series. I feel like he "gets" the characters because he brings each of them alive! He is always clear and has plenty of tones and voices for the array of different characters.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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This series is getting better and better. Great!!

This book is so chilling, edge of seat. Stefan is continuing to sell his dad's objects so you have more killings. The more psychopathic the ghost the happier Stefan gets. You now have people trying to retrieve the sold items to try to minimize the killings. The supernatural parts of this book make it intense. You have this book take a twist and turn, yet it goes well with the series. Stefan continues with mayhem. Victor now teams up with Ariana. Tom is in a race for his life. The book is fast paced. Thom Bowers Narrator is getting so much better with sounds and voices. Thom gets you so involved you feel you are in the book. You will get chills. I highly recommend this book.

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<br />Lots of ghosts and violence.

Just when you think the suspense Kent have you sitting on the edge of your seat anymore than the others, this book does it. With each book, comes more suspense and more surprises. can the dead die again? Read to find out!

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Haunted ring

I loved this book about a haunted item. Mr Ripley sure knows how to write a good ghost story. I will keep reading till the end of this series.

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Exciting from start to finish

Ron Ripley has, yet again, blown me away with the story. I listen to audiobooks so my eyes don't dry out from staring at words, but my eyes dried out again and again while listening to this book because I was constantly staring off into space, wide-eyed and open-mouthed. I was so wrapped up in the story that I forgot to do anything else until the action had taken a break. Then I'd take a deep breath, blink several times, and drink some water so I could get back to normal.

This ghost was so good at escaping police notice that I couldn't figure out how Victor would catch it and get rid of it. I will literally cheer when Stefan dies. He hasn't yet (of course or this would be the end of the series and it's not), but I'm looking forward to that day.

One thing I can't get over is that witch lady from Louisiana. I'd love to know what the heck her problem is. She ticks me off so much! She's in this book a lot more and is a total pain in the butt! Honestly, she'd most likely be better off dying as well. I definitely do NOT like her. At all.

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Got me again

Hope this is not the last one I need to know what happens to Tom and Victor and even Ariana .

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This series keeps getting better!

I always say I like the Berkley Street series the best, but Haunted Collection just keeps getting better! It may become my new favorite soon. As usual, the character development is excellent as we get to know everyone more. Victor has moved beyond revenge against Stephan and is actively trying to help those who are in danger from the haunted objects. Relationships are also becoming much more complex and interesting as Arianna and Victor begin working more closely together. Tom is growing up too and learning to take care of himself. I love the addition of the Fey in this story and hope to hear more from Leanne. I'm also very interested in Anne LaMorte and what she has planned. Definitely can't wait for the next book! I highly recommend all Ron Ripley's series.

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AWESOME!!!

Wonderfully spooky and original! Would recommend / a great experience! One word of warning: Don't listen at work unless you want people to stare (like I did......apparently, I was commenting to the characters OUT LOUD!!) Embarrassing but worth it.

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Knife In The Dark

Great book !! Loved the ghost boy !! As always Ron Ripley has given us a terrifying tale and Thom Bowers has narrated it amazingly !!

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I'm loving this series!

I love how this story is progressing and Thom Bowers is a great narrator. I have moved so that I am driving to and from work and am in my car over an hour each day so I've started listening to books and it's the best decision I've made in a while. Ron Ripley does a great job with character development, you really get to know the characters and learn to either love or hate them. I enjoy the extra scenes at the end of the books as well, you get that little bit more into a character's story line, usually with backstory (maybe always backstory now that I think of it). The haunted collection is a great combination of supernatural, suspense and creativity. The possibilities are endless with the items that could be haunted and the ghosts that could be haunting them, I can't wait to see what happens next. Fingers crossed that all my favorite characters stay among the living!