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Promise, Michigan, is very much like every other small town across the state. Built on the edge of a lake, the homes sit in neat little rows in cute little neighborhoods. During the summer Promise bustles with tourists who come to spend their vacation dollars and enjoy the lake's refreshingly cold water. But Promise holds a terrible secret. In the center of the lake is an abandoned island where a curse is rumored to wait for victims, unabated, and deadly. Most think it's just a story, something used to keep kids out of trouble. Still, everyone gives it a wide berth. Everyone except Bret and Adam. They dare to venture out the night of Bret's birthday. When they declared their love and promise to get married, they believe no one else heard their whispered words - but they are wrong.

Five years later Adam dies, and Bret returns to his family to heal. But someone is killing the people of Promise in random acts of violence. Bret, with the help of FBI agent Jeff McAllister, must discover the identity of a murderer with death on his mind and revenge in his heart.

©2018 Frederick E. Feeley Jr (P)2019 Frederick E Feeley Jr

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once again a well written and told book

once again i was not disappointed with F. E.'s work on this book. i find that all the elements of his work so well with each other. there is love, hope, and a family feeling shared by the main characters in this book topped off with a supernatural element that for me puts it at the top of my must listen again list just like every other book of his i have listened to. i love that he has me on the edge of my seat worried that i wont get my HEA that is a must but never left hanging.

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Fantastic!

A paranormal mystery that grips you and takes you on a haunting journey. Suspicious deaths, a broken promise, a vengeful wraith, and mysteries solved. Brilliant story telling and well developed characters help capture the listener's attention and keep you captivated. A definite recommendation worthy book.

The narrator does a good job of delivering the listener into the world of the characters. It was easy to sit back and listen to the story. Truly enjoyable.

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A creepy mystery

When human justice fails, some powers will pursue revenge, no matter the cost...
Bret Williams and his fiancee Adam Woolsey want to leave the peaceful village Promise where they grew up, to move on with their lives and get rid of Bret’s parents rejection. In a romantic gesture, they make a promise to marry which they can never fulfil, as Adam is found dead in the lake near his house. Bret always refused to believe that his lover had committed suicide, but unable to prove anything, he moves on and follows their plans without Adam at his side… or is he? Five years after Adam’s unfortunate death, as the date they were supposed to marry approaches, some mysterious murders shatter the village of Promise, and special agent Jeff McAllister arrives to the place to find a murderer, but what he discovers will change his view of reality forever… if he can survive the wrath of those seeking fulfilment of a yet unbroken promise….
What a great story. As a lover of mystery and paranormal stories, this book appealed to me from the start. The smooth prose, the relentless rhythm of the narration, the undeniable chemistry of the characters… it all combines to create an intriguing story, one that is really difficult to put down once you’ve started it. Marek Montoya’s narration provides the right amount of creepy, and his masterful use of pitch and intonation provides a further dimension to an already compelling story. I’ve enjoyed it to the full

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Another beautifully haunting tale.

F.E. Feeley Jr. does another amazing job writing a story that will grab hold of you and not let go! This story was beautifully written and well told. The mystery here kept me in suspense almost to the end and I can't count how many times I got chills down my spine while listening to this.The past love story here is so very heartbreaking and will honestly rip you to shreds all while you are being sewn back together with the present day happenings. This author does what not many can do in that I felt like I could feel everything these characters were going through and it was like I could visually see all that was being described around me. I'm looking forward to more from this author and the narrator.

The narration was very well done and really brought this story to life. I will be looking for more books narrated by Marek Montoya.

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Wooooo, so scary good!

Jeff, Brett, and Adam's story was scary good. I mean it had all the elements that kept my interest to the very end. The narration was good. The plot all so good. This was a story that kept on giving. I so highly recommend! Enjoy being scared! I most certainly did. 😉

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The Best One Yet

I've been following the Wraith series for some time now and I just finished this book. I can honestly say this was probably the best work Feeley's done yet in this series. There was a deeper dive into the internal conflicts and personality flaws of the main characters, something I didn't realize I was missing until it was given to me. You truly feel the internal family dynamic of the main character's adopted family and can relate to their loving embrace and fierce conviction for justice. This story isn't black or white, you find yourself desperately rooting for the main character and at the same time you feel empathy for the wraith. I am truly happy with this purchase and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy/fiction.

Well done, Mr. Feeley!

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4.5 stars- A hauntingly beautiful testament to und

I cannot really pinpoint what it is that sets this author’s writing apart, but every time I pick up a book by him, I have the hardest time putting it down. The way the characters’ experiences and feelings are described make you feel as though you are standing alongside them. Likewise, the scenery and imagery never fail to transport me. Perhaps it’s the author’s poetry background, but Mr. Feeley can convey so much in so few words, that I can’t help but feel involved in the story. Still Waters was a testament to that. I thoroughly enjoyed both the e-book and audiobook of the first story in this series. However, I hadn’t gotten around to continuing the Memoirs of the Human Wraiths series just yet. Luckily, these are all standalones, so I was able to jump ahead and listen to the audiobook for Still Waters soon after its release. I was quickly drawn into the story and captivated by the characters and unique plot. Still Waters proved to be more of a mystery with a paranormal twist than some of this author’s other works which have made me jump. So if you’re holding back because you don’t want to be spooked, there’s no need. That said, the story was wonderfully different and hauntingly beautiful at times.

The narrator for Still Waters was new to me and overall, I liked his delivery. He had a good voice for the characters and story and his rhythm fit the book’s pacing well. I did think his performance of the big suspenseful moments wasn’t as crisp or exciting as the scene playing out, but I certainly won’t hesitate picking up books he narrates in the future. Mr. Feeley has a propensity for matching the voice in his books with a narrator that can deliver that tone and I think this narrator’s quiet strength in his delivery fit Jeff and Bret perfectly.

I loved the characters of Still Waters and how they were woven together. The pacing is measured but up tempo and the flow between the narrative and dialogue very smooth. Though Still Waters is definitely a romance, the relationship is really the only aspect I thought wasn’t spot on. The author routinely writes quieter romances- they aren’t the star and there isn’t a big tada moment, but rather a palpable bond and love between the main characters I appreciate. That was true in Still Waters, but something was missing. I liked Bret and Jeff together and thought they were sweetly supportive of one another. However, the progression of the relationship felt odd- not so much rushed as underdeveloped or as though the warming up period was skipped. I wish I had seen the feelings build a bit between the men so the romance was as memorable as the story itself. That said, Still Waters is a fantastic book I’d recommend to any reader who enjoys suspense and mystery with paranormal and angsty elements.

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Well done ghost story, nice narration

I enjoy this authors books, first one I’ve listened too in audio. The narration brought the story to life. I will definitely look for other books narrated by Marek Montoya.

Bret lost Adam five years ago. Bret never believed the explanation that was given for his death. When Adam was pulled from the lake Bret was devastated. He returns to Promise to reconnect with the family he loved, Adam’s parents and brother. He had no interest in his own family and they didn’t want anything to do with him. When he returns, drownings start to occur. Men drowned in unexplainable lake water.

Jeff is an FBI agent investigating the odd deaths. He is drawn to Bret and to the mystery of the lake and Adam. Together they start to solve the murder of Adam. Both realizing that when they are done Bret might not survive.

This story had everything I look for in one of the this authors books. Well constructed characters, doomed lovers, and a believable ghost/spirit/wraith. Above all I think this is a love story, sad and beautiful. Love lost and then found again.

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The story was amazing.

While I still thought that this story was great it was my least favourite so far in the series. I think it was because I couldn't really get behind the relationship between Bret and Jeff. I also felt that a couple of the secondary characters didn't behave true to character further into the book. The mystery and mysticism were awesome, though. The creep factor was pretty high too. I loved it.

The audio version was narrated by Marek Montoya. I have not listened to any other books read by him (at this time, this is the only book he has narrated for audible). He did a decent job but the voices were pretty much all the same, regardless of gender. And he was a little lacking with the emotion. I liked his voice though and hope that he just needs some experience.

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Enthralling

Omg! Excellent mystery read. I was so engrossed in the story and narrator. My heart wept for Adam and the injustices. This was so fast paced and suspenseful with a villain I did not expect. Kudos author. The last couple of chapters had me crying- some happy tears and some sad tears. Totally amazing.

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