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The Forgotten Child

A Riley Thomas Mystery, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ever since Riley Thomas, reluctant medium extraordinaire, accidentally released a malevolent spirit from a ouija board when she was 13, she’s taken a hard pass on scary movies, haunted houses, and cemeteries. Twelve years later, when her best friend pressures her into spending a paranormal investigation weekend at the infamous Jordanville Ranch - former home of deceased serial killer Orin Jacobs - Riley’s still not ready to accept the fact that she can communicate with ghosts. 

Shortly after their arrival at the ranch, the spirit of a little boy contacts Riley; a child who went missing - and was never found - in 1973. 

In order to put the young boy’s spirit to rest, she has to come to grips with her ability. But how can she solve a mystery that happened a decade before she was born? Especially when someone who knows Orin’s secrets wants to keep the truth buried - no matter the cost.

©2018 Melissa Erin Jackson (P)2019 Melissa Erin Jackson

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Did not like the narrators

I did not like the narrators at all. One seemed to have a speech impediment, and the inflection was not appropriate in many parts of the text. It was hard to get into, because the reading style took me out of the story. I read for escape, and it was hard to do that the narrator was "obvious" to me. I found my mind wandering instead of listening. If I love a book, I have trouble leaving the car when I arrive at my destination. I did not have any trouble leaving the car while listening to this book.

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AMAZING, Loved it and I want more!!!

The characters are so involved, and for being a "horror" type book, it had me cracking up laughing at certain points. Everything was described beautifully. You really feel as if you are there with Riley and going through the story with her. It was Heart pounding and riveting. I can't wait for the next books. Please hurry.....your new fan!

Narrator: Was really good, she couldn't do a male's voice that well, but it wasn't anything to discourage me from listening. It was amazing.

Thank you!!!

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Loved it!

Very good. I was able to feel a connection with each character. Can’t wait until the next one.