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The Ceiling Man

Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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A novel of slow-burn horror.  

Carole knows there can be no tie between her autistic daughter and the strange events in Port Massasauga. It's not logical. It's not possible.  

The Ceiling Man has picked up other watchers in his travels, but they all dismissed him as a nightmare. The girl is different. She knows he's real.  

Teenage Abby is an innocent. The stranger only she sees and hears introduces her to evil. When Carole falls under the stranger's sway, Abby must solve the puzzle of the Ceiling Man and save them both.

©2017 Patricia Lillie (P)2019 Tantor

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Very, Very Entertaining and Scary!

This is the story of Carole, Jim, Abby, Eleanor, and 'The Ceiling Man.' Ever since the Ceiling Man has existed, there have been "watchers," but all of them disregard him as a nightmare--a horrifying, terrible nightmare. Abby is different, because she knows that he is real.

Carole and her husband Jim live with their daughter Abby in Port Massasuaga. Until the ceiling man arrived, Carole's only really issue was dealing with her mother-in-law, Eleanor, and her daughter's autism. When Abby's unique quirks start to almost be a prediction for the future, Carole starts noticing thing little by little and her only desire is to protect her daughter. With the ceiling man around, she'll need all the luck in the world and Abby's gifts of sight in order to deal with the huge threat that the Ceiling Man has brought to their town.

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About 90% of this book was so good and, dare I say, brilliant. I absolutely loved the characters and I thought the points of view were perfect for the book. I can see some people thinking that Abby's voice is a little repetitive, but it sort of makes sense with how Autism is, so I thought it was perfect. The book definitely takes you on this horrifying ride and you never know what is going to happen, because Abby is the only one who semi-knows and she can't really communicate everything.

The narrators, Amy Melissa Bentley and Kristin James, are both going to receive an A- as a grade from me. They were very good at conveying all the characters emotions and, especially Abby. Both women did such a good job at portraying this girl! The book is going to get an A- from me, because it wasn't perfect, but I did love it! I definitely think this is a book people should read, because it is pretty darn intense!

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  • Phoua
  • Clarksville, TN, United States
  • 05-02-19

slow burner and creepy indeed

I love the characters! Lillie's strongest attribute is her ability to develop characters. The story was great but leaves one wondering, will there be a book 2?

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Great narration; Decent story

It held my attention from the beginning, but I kept expecting something scarier to happen. The reviews I based my purchase on gave me the impression it would be very scary. There are supernatural aspects, but in my personal opinion, it was more of a thriller than horror. However, I did enjoy the narrators.

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