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The small town of Refuge is the perfect hideaway for Patrick Lahm and the Freys. Nestled in the heart of Maine and miles away from the Kurtain Motel, Refuge promises both tranquility and ease of mind. The mundane routine of working in the local post office and buying groceries is all Patrick could hope for. For the first time in his life, things are finally looking up.

But one can only escape from his sins for so long. Occasional nightmares, visions of the dead, and a priest hell-bound on confessions leave the survivors feeling that it is only a matter of time before the darkness catches up. With Jimmy by his side, Patrick watches as the walls of reality crumble around him, and he quickly realizes that there can be no rest for the sinful.

No matter how far they run.

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Not all is as it seems!!

Patrick, Jimmy and his mom, barely escaped the Kurtain Motel with their lives and went on the run from the Sin eater. They found a tiny town called Refuge, and it seemed perfect for them. But nothing is as it seems and Patrick's normal life is about to come crashing down again!!

Now this was some seriously twisty read. The plot was awesome!!! We start with seeing Patrick having a good life. He is working in the Post Office and life is good, but the priest gives him the creeps and seems to be obsessed with getting people to "confess". Something about this seems very familiar to Patrick but he isn't sure what. Meanwhile we get glimpses back into the Kurtain Motel. Initially this is a little confusing but it starts to come together and you find your mind blown. I really didn't see that coming!!!

Again, we have the same characters with others thrown in, but this time it felt like we got more debt to them and got to know them a little better. They were more developed and I was able to become more invested in them. Plus I liked getting to know Jimmy more!! I was also so happy to see Patrick live a good, happy life. He has grown on me and I was rooting for him!!

In all, this was an awesome read. I loved the setting and how mysterious and intriguing Refuge and the people were. The twist was great too and I can not wait to see what happens next!!

Thom Bowers did a better job with this one because the majority of the story revolves around Patrick and Jimmy. He brought the characters and atmosphere to life and knows how to tell a creepy tale!

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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Not as good as Kurtain Motel but still liked it

While I didn't feel this story was as good as Kurtain Motel, I still liked it. The fact that it was a continuation of the story from Kurtain Motel helped. Patrick, Jimmy and his mom managed to escape Kurtain Motel to a town called Refuge, Maine. The question is....what is Refuge really about? Did they escape or manage to land in another nightmare place? Confess is the continued theme in both stories. People needing to confess their sins, but at what price and why???

I'm looking forward to listening to the last book, Purgatory.

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  • 06-04-20

A great continuation of Kurtain Motel

This is book number two in the series. It is a fast read, with a continued storyline with interesting characters. The characters are well described and continue to draw you into the story. Jommy and his Mom barely escape the motel with Patrick and settle in the town of Refuge. It feels like a abnormal town, nothing seems right. This book gets twisted and you have to read or listen to it to see how it turns out. You have a Priest that gives the characters the creeps. Give this book time and it comes together and will maintain your interest. The narration is great. Enjoy this book as I did.

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The Best

Loved it. Took me a minute to figure out the twist but OMG!!! Yet another fabulous Scare Street author.

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Good continuation of the story

I was a little confused during some of the book, but that could be me just not retaining something that was read. Once my mind caught up with the story it was really good. Very interesting with a good twist!

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Just when you think you’ve figured it out… nope!

This book kept me guessing, which is a good thing. I like a book that can make me think what if, while also surprising me at every turn. It’s a great book, and if you like Stephen King and dean Koontz, this is definitely one for you.

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Refuge

I liked this story. It drew me into the plot from the beginning. This story was creepy but felt no very menacing. I would have given it five stars but I didn't agree with the ending. I will read more from this author.

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Refuge

This was truly a twisted tale ! It kept me guessing until the very end ! I cant wait for the third audiobook .

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Patrick and jimmy

Good b took I have enjoyed another one of his books so many timers you can not find good books but this is another one.

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It's not what you think....

I enjoyed the narration it was easier on the second book because the narrator was the same.
After leaving Kurtain Motel, Paul, Jimmy, and Tara, settle in the small town of Refuge. Paul finds a job, Jimmy goes to school, and Tara is a homemaker.
After six months Paul notices Tara acting differently and Jimmy becoming more withdrawn.
Paul starts having nightmares and then seeing the dead while waking. Jimmy lets Paul know that he does not like it in Refuge. There is a good reason that Jimmy doesn't like it there.

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  • Kaz Whymark
  • 05-22-20

KAZ 🥳 Bedford Books 👌🏾

I like the characters and the story is 👌🏾 Nothing special though & it’s to short especially when it use’s one ☝🏽 of my credits Could be better The only thing I enjoyed was the ghosts so sorry 😐 but it’s a low score from me sadly Thank’s anyway 😊🙏🏽

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  • Mac
  • 04-15-20

Brilliant

I loved this book. Great series. I highly recommend this book.
Amazing characters and great storyline.
The narration is pretty good too.
❤️😹🤩🥰🥳