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Publisher's Summary

Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.

Now in Moon Island, Samantha Moon is hired to look into the mysterious drowning of a super-rich hotel tycoon. The death occurred exactly one year ago, at the family's annual retreat on a private island in the Pacific Northwest. Now, as the family gathers again, Samantha Moon is asked to find a ruthless killer - all while a massive storm bears down upon the small island. But there's another storm brewing upon Skull Island, a storm of the supernatural kind. Sam is about to come face-to-face with evil incarnate...a monster who will stop at nothing to possess her completely - mind, body and soul - and destroy all that she loves.

©2012 J.R. Rain (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Vampires and monsters

A vampire gives her all to save a family and solve the mysteries surrounding their past.

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Moon Island

What made the experience of listening to Moon Island the most enjoyable?

The narrator. I LOVED her performance. She has such a warm voice and really makes you feel camaraderie with the characters.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I liked it. It was creepy good. Seems it’s been done before in other books, but this one had its own touch.

Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

Samantha Moon

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I was drawn in from the beginning and it kept me engaged.

Any additional comments?

While this can be listened to as a stand alone, it should be listened to in order. It was my first one in the series and it was great but there were characters that were mentioned from the previous books that I have no clue who they are. I’m going to start back with the first book. The only thing about this one was at the end Samantha kept saying ‘I don’t understand.’ This was so annoying. It’s almost like the information we were trying to get was like pulling teeth from a chicken. It would’ve been a whole lot better if the author would’ve just explained things instead of having her keep saying this to get more answers. This is why I gave it three stars.

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wonderful books

this was the first series that I ever started on audible and it is stll one of the best. love every book . the performance by Dina pearlman as always great. keep the Samantha story's coming plz

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 11-03-16

Okay

This book was pretty good. My biggest complaint is that it's short. It was good to see one of the characters finally get his comeuppance. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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Not my favorite one

Love the series, but struggled finishing this one... Haven't given up on the series though.

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A paranormal crossed with a English cozy

Author seems to have been inspired by Agatha Christie in this entry in the Samantha Moon series. Samantha is hired to investigate the death of an old rich man by his beautiful granddaughter. Sam travels to a private island owned by the family where a everyone is a suspect. As usual, Sam has a lot more going on in her private life, but she's helped along by Alison, a returning character from the previous book,who becomes her assistant. The banter between the two cracked me up and was one of the best things about this book. I hope Alison sticks around.

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Getting irritating and far-fetched

By the 7th book you would think she would have learned to live with what she was now and not keep harping constantly on wanting to retain her humanity, we get it, but every book is peppered with self-deprecating remarks that are no longer humorous and to the point of being irritating. There's also a lot of repetitiveness, i.e., how weird she is, how she fakes eating, etc. She's also pretty self-absorbed.

The actual mystery was interesting, although there were some far-fetched components thrown into the story. And she should have really given her decision at the end a little more thought.

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A Good Story, But Not My Favorite

Although I did enjoy this story, it was not my favorite in this series. I still gave it 5 stars because of my overall enjoyment of the series. I really wish the author would bulk up the stories a bit to give us a longer read. Dina Pearlman continues to do an excellent job as narrator. If you are new to this series, be sure to start from the beginning.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful