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Strangers at the Gate

Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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When Finn and Paddy decide to move from their home in the city to the small town of Simmerton, it feels like everything has finally fallen into place. Paddy's been made partner at the law firm in town, and Finn has found full-time work as the deacon. Paddy's new boss has even offered them the use of a gatehouse on his property. 

Finn feels like this must be a fairy tale. Paddy thinks they've won the lottery. Either way, they agree: It's perfect. 

But only days after moving into the gatehouse, Finn begins to have doubts. She keeps hearing strange sounds, and the thicket of trees make her feel claustrophobic rather than safe. When she and Paddy discover the bloody bodies of Paddy's boss and his wife, the fairytale has officially ended. A strange email - supposedly sent from the dead man - makes it clear: This was murder. 

Paddy and Finn's dream of a new life quickly turns into a nightmare as the plot thickens and the tension grows. With strange neighbors and a haunting setting, Catriona McPherson once again weaves a pause resisting tale of suspense.

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story just ended!

I had a hard time following this, it wasnt because of characters, it was just the story itself. I plugged along and then it just abruptly ended. The character development was great, the description of the setting was great, I just dont think the layout of story worked well.

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Halloween tale....

Delightful... wicked, funny, well written creepiness. Loved every second of it. Good stuff. 5 stars!

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Delightfully goth.

City mice Finn and her husband Paddy landed their dream jobs in a tiny Scottish village. Finn's not so sure - it's too good to be true. The quaint college, rent free. The quirky neighbors. The over-friendly larger-than-life boss and wife. Then a grisly find leads to ever-darkening discoveries. Creepy old houses. Creeky gates. A horrific legacy. A lively-read story I could not stop listening to, an audio page-turner.

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