Lost Girl: A Paranormal Mystery

The Lost Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Lisa L. Wiley
Series: The Lost Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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Readers' Favorite Award Finalist in paranormal fiction.

If the dead spoke to you, would you listen? Or would you close your senses, tune out the whispers, pretend you couldn’t hear. Maybe run. To where? Anywhere. Find me...

Renowned sculptor Allison Weathers doesn’t believe in ghosts. But when a tragic twist of fate leads her to the small mountain town of Dawson Mills, Tennessee, she soon learns that the dead don't always stay silent. Shadows begin to shift in the rambling, old Victorian farmhouse she’s purchased. Voices come from nowhere. She can feel the eyes on her. 

Paul Bradford, a contractor who is bidding the renovation work on the house, believes it’s more than just Allison’s imagination conjuring up the paranormal activity. Toni Harper, a reporter for the local paper, concurs. She’s heard snippets of hand-over-the-mouth gossip from some of the town’s deputies who responded to calls in the middle of the night. Ghosts. Or so the former owner claimed in the few months before his death.

The secrets they unearth rock Allison right down to the core. Thrust into a haunted world where the paranormal and evil collide, she has one hope of survival: unravel the sinister history buried for decades within the old farmhouse and find the link to a muddled piece of her past.

Lost Girl by Anne Francis Scott is a paranormal mystery/ghost story with chilling scenes at the fringe of horror.

©2012, 2018 Anne Francis Scott (P)2019 Anne Francis Scott

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An eerily spooky ghost story.................

Lost Girl is a difficult story to classify as it blends the perfect amount of spooky paranormal with intriguing mystery. I think even those listeners who dislike the paranormal genre could enjoy this story as the mystery is more the focus than the slight paranormal elements of ghosts and psychic abilities. That said, for those of us who enjoy some woo-woo with our mystery, Lost Girl is an excellent choice. The author's use of foreshadowing kept me listening raptly through many of the chapters, and I definitely missed bedtime.

I liked the main characters right from the beginning, especially Allison, Paul and Toni. Allison is a widow whose mother disappeared under mysterious circumstances that haunt Allison to this day. She buys an old house that was the place of a suicide, and she quickly realizes that it not only seems haunted, but it is tied to her past in highly suspicious ways. Paul is the contractor she hires to update the house, and he feels an instant attachment to Allison. Toni is a reporter and a believer in the supernatural, so she is fully on board to help Allison discover who or what is haunting her house. I loved watching Allison open herself to making friends with Paul and Toni, and it proves fortuitous when her life is endangered, and they must help find her before it is too late. All in all, this was a very exciting and interesting story, and I am looking forward to listening to the next book in the series when it is released on audio.

Lisa L Wiley's narration is excellent. She differentiates well between the characters, and she adds the perfect level of spooky to her delivery to increase the doom foreshadowed by the author. Her performance is flawless, and I would definitely listen to another of her audiobooks in the future.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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Highly recommend!

Can’t wait to listen to the rest of the trilogy! I don’t usually listen to paranormal books but this book kept me wanting to listen more and more. Couldn’t wait to find out what happens to the children and the dog and Allison.

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Slow to Get Going

The author provided me with a copy but all opinions are my own.
The story unwinds slowly. In fact, I thought I might put it down. But I stayed with it and was rewarded with an interesting paranormal story. The ending was thrilling and promised more adventure.
I liked the narrator. The voice was perfect for the character and she was able to make it easy to understand when someone else was talking.
Overall, this is a creepy story thrilling story if you can just get into it.

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Secrets have a way of coming unburied

A large, rambling older home on the outskirts of a small town, an artist healing from a devastating past, and secrets, so many secrets. This story has a large cast, a sprawling setting, and just when you thought you figured out where it was going it changes directions. The author does a good job balancing and weaving together the elements of this story into a vividly captivating tale. The paranormal elements are integral to the story but are almost understated rather than ruling the story.

Overall an enjoyable story with a satisfying conclusion, no cliff hanger. The ending does open possibilities for the next book in this series.

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Great book!

This book had me in chills and peeking around corners turning on the lights! The author makes you feel as if you are right there with the well written characters and the storyline was well thought out. It will have you guessing until the very end. Highly recommend!

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Give it a few chapters to get hooked

It took a couple or three chapters to get a clear idea of the issue(s), but once I did I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My wife and I listened together and we both enjoyed it.
The characters are strong, the plot nice and twisty with lots of strange turns. The paranormal quality is well done and not over the top. I will cheerfully listen to the next books in this trilogy. Lisa L. Wiley gave a very good performance.
Very well worth the time.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Shivery!

suspense, ghosts, Tennessee, psychological, PTSD, sculptor, thriller, paranormal, support-system, family-dynamics

Spellbinding mystery revolving around a woman sculptor who has been there, done that, got the emotional scars to prove it. Abruptly widowed five years ago and traumatized less than a year ago, she has moved to an eerie out of the way old house to be alone and move on with her art. But it seems that she's not alone. Things happen, she makes a couple of new friends, and gets scared witless. Excellent imagery, atmosphere, and engaging characters. Loved it!
Lisa L Wiley is the skilled narrator.

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Lost!

I received this audio book for free! I U enjoyed this audio part fantasy part mystery! I would recommend this book!

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Very good story!

This was a very good listen, good story and narration. I liked the strong female roles and there were lots of twists and turns. Not so much the spooky ghost, frightened woman and heroic contractor formula, although those were in the story they were secondary to the main story. It was well written and I liked it a lot...I'm glad I gave it a listen.

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  • Layla
  • 01-30-20

Paranormal Mystery

I am not into books that have ghost in them but this one surprised me. I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn't put it down unitl I got to the end.
I liked this one because it had a mixture of the two genre I loved and the author, I thought wrote it really well.
Would recommend.

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  • Sara B
  • 12-08-19

Suspenseful!

This was an enjoyable listen. The paranormal elements of the story are based on psychics, mediums and ghosts, making it believable and spooky.

Anne Francis Scott's writing is excellent, well-paced, clear, and precise. The story is well-plotted, captivating the readers/listeners. The mystery is gripping, involving paranormal and police investigation, eventually joining and expanding further. The storyline is suspenseful, loaded with twists and unexpected turns. As for the characters, they are well- developed and engaging, particularly the female leads, I found them to be intriguing and relatable.

The narration by Lisa L. Wiley is excellent, I'm satisfied with her performance. My only complaint is the male characters, I wished she used a deeper voice.

Overall, the Lost Girl is an enjoyable paranormal mystery, and I highly recommend it. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 12-03-19

Creepy

Oh so delightfully creepy and scary. Note to self don’t listen at work where your all alone, you may be left jumping at shadows. This was fantastic I can’t wait to listen to more.