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Publisher's Summary

A haunting tale of a missing girl that could only have come from the mind of Bram Stoker Award-winning author Bentley Little.  

The festival was intended as a getaway from UCLA for Gary, his girlfriend, Joan, and their friends. But soon after they arrive, Joan vanishes. Calls to her parents’ home yield only dead air. Her school records are gone. And there’s no evidence that Joan, or even her roommate, ever existed. Most disturbing of all is what they do find.   

Among Joan’s belongings is a prayer written on a small scroll. It’s a safeguard — and a warning — from something called The Outsiders. For Gary and his friends, it’s the only clue. Now, if they want to find out exactly what happened to Joan, they must follow it. But they may not like what they find....

©2010 Bentley Little (P)2020 Journalstone

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didn't like narrator

narrator's inflection was so distracting. pitch was raised at the end of every sentence making everything blend together. Bentley Little's stories are always creepy and suspenseful but there wasn't one moment of that in this performance for me. Voice characterization was good - just wish the rest of it was as well.

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He’s done better.

This is probably the worse Bentley Little book I’ve ever heard, which is disappointing because I’ve got a huge collection of them. It was boring, disjointed, and bland has hell. No weird stuff if you like his surreal horror just a watered down “The Hills Have Eyes”.


Don’t waste your time. Get ANY of his other books.

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Great

I love Little's work and this did not disappoint. A little bit more violent than his usual stuff but still great

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  • 06-29-22

Story Has Some Holes

The narrative performance was excellent. The story was intriguing, however, towards the end of the book some of the choices made by the characters seemed unrealistic. The lack of plausibility made it difficult to suspend belief in the final chapters.

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AVERAGE

I've listened to (and really enjoyed) several B. Little novels...you can skip this one.

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The worst Bentley Little!

Just a simplistic and repetitive story with generic undeveloped characters. I read almost all of this author's work and it's one of my favorites. But this narrative is so basic.... And boring.

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good story

Good story,
good narrator . interesting revelation. author makes you care about the characters. just discovered this author - glad I did !

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Awful narrator

I loved the book, but it was tough to get through. The narrator’s lilting voice was SO annoying that more than once, I almost gave up. If I was the author, I’d throw a fit.

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1 person kidnapped 3x in same story really?

Parts of story to repeatative kidnappins Narrator was good. Not descrittive enough The Father character.

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Not his best!

If I had read this title first I may not have ever read another of his books. This is the fourth of his books I have listened to band loved the first three! I thought the story line way to unbelievable and way to many inconsistencies. Great narration but I had a very heard time even getting any interest and was completely disinterested before I was at the half way point. Predictable ending but again to unrealistic for a non supernatural storyline. Just disappointed! almost didn't even decide to finish it.

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  • 01-30-22

Bad his best for sure

This one is at the bottom end for me of Bentley Little's books, would recommend The Store, The Resort, The Ignored, The Influence or The Association or some of his other books before getting to this one, only for completionists or hardcore fans like myself.

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