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Ugly Young Thing Audiobook

Ugly Young Thing

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Publisher's Summary

Sixteen-year-old Allie has already experienced a lifetime of horror, having lost her mother and serial killer brother to mental illness.

Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana, Allie ends up in foster care and is placed with Miss Bitty, an eccentric but kindly older woman who shows her a new direction and brighter future.

But Allie's new life takes a devastating turn when young women in the area start turning up dead, and she begins to see shadowy figures outside her bedroom. As Miss Bitty grows inexplicably distant, a nagging voice makes Allie wonder if death has found her yet again...or if it never really left her at all.

©2014 Jennifer Jaynes (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 01-02-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 01-02-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "The title captured my interest!"

    Allie is a damaged girl from a dysfunctional family: Her dad left her mother, Allie's older brother, and Allie to pursue a life of crime. Allie's mother was a prostitute who murdered many of her Johns. Her older brother killed many people including their mother before killing himself in front of Allie when Allie was 15 years old. Allie turns to a life of prostitution at age 15. My prior sentences merely set up the story.

    Ugly Young Thing is an excellent psychological/suspense thriller made even better by outstanding narration.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Kelly California 07-26-15
    Karen Kelly California 07-26-15
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    "Don't need to read the first in series to enjoy"
    What did you love best about Ugly Young Thing?

    I did not read the first in this series, and it didn't matter. This story has a lot of surprising twists and the ending was such a surprise. It really held me and was not predictable. It's creepy and sad, yet there is a hopeful element as well. Looking forward to reading more by this author.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susie Redding CA USA 06-17-15
    Susie Redding CA USA 06-17-15

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    "Spellbinding and Hungry for More!"

    From the first chapter I was hooked--absolutely did not want to stop listening. Characters were so well defined and were alive for me! The book sucked me into it! Stimulating and at the end, I took a deep breath and wished Ms Biddy and Allie blue skies and green lights in their new home! Thanks, Jennifer, for another great story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 07-24-17
    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 07-24-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Kept Me Guessing"

    This was the second book in the series. I read the first book a few years ago and I was afraid it wouldn't make sense to me, as I couldn't remember the details. No worries - the author gave you enough information about the back story so that this one makes sense; it would have been fine even if I hadn't read the first one.

    I thought that this was well written, the characters were well developed, and the story was fast paced. I kept going back and forth between who the killer was; there were only a few suspects, but there was enough information given about each one that you vacillated between one person and another. There were a few times i was absolutely sure that I knew where the story was going, but at the end, there was a twist that I didn't foresee. I enjoy mysteries where the author gives you enough info so that the big reveal isn't an out of the blue character, but at the same time keeps you guessing. I thought the characters of Ally and Biddy were well developed and interesting.

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    Antonia117 East Brunswick, NJ 09-06-16
    Antonia117 East Brunswick, NJ 09-06-16 Member Since 2017

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    "great 2nd part"

    loved the story. preferred the performance from the 1st book, especially the southern accent

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    Irene Urquidi 08-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great storyline!"

    This was really good!! It would be great if it continued with a part 2!?!?!

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    Kindle Customer 07-22-16

    I'm a horror, sci-fi fan. My favourites are Lovecraft, Poe, Bierce, Jackson, Levin, and King.

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    "Like listening to a story on repeat"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who like hearing the same information repeatedly.


    What was most disappointing about Jennifer Jaynes’s story?

    I could only listen to the description of Ally so many times. It was very tiresome to hear about her perky behind, long, lean legs, slender waist and hips, and perky breasts so many times. I was so bored.


    How could the performance have been better?

    They didn't have their own voices and the narrator's voice made me think of Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Bored, bored, and bored.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lila M Waring 04-19-16
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    "Fantastic 2nd book of series"

    wow, wasn't expecting that ending, but was thrilled. can't wait to read third book of series.

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    Wendy Randall 02-01-16
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    "Excellent "

    Couldn't put it down. so many twist and turns . kept me guessing and I was soooo wrong! Can't wait for the next book in May.

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    AG Gonzalez 01-07-16
    AG Gonzalez 01-07-16
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    "AG really enjoyed this book"

    Good book. Great twist at the end. I highly recommend this book to thrill seekers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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