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Rachel Harroway, a homicide detective with the ability to see the dead, balances the responsibilities of being a mother alongside her life's calling to guide orphaned spirits home. Teaming up with her long time homicide partner, Jensen Peak, she hunts for the latest crafty killer to strike in her little corner of the Appalachian Mountains. The investigation gets personal when her adopted daughter enters the crosshairs. How far will Rachel go to protect her own? How much will she be willing to give up?

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Read book 2 first!

Loved the books and hope there will be more.

However, they should really change the order the books are read.

The book begins towards the end of the story. After listening to the second story, you’re left wanting to see what happens next and then you’re taken to the very beginning of Rachel’s story. What a let down.

The last four stories lead up to the first two. They’re all good, just read them in order.

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supernatural, great story

Books need editing, production values uneven, Narrator of "2nd" book - awful, main narrator very good.

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suspenseful and gripping

This is a fantastic set of interesting paranormal mysteries. I didn't like the use of children as pawns and victims in the stories and it left me with a bitter taste. The victims were too innocent for this type of horror. I would have liked to know the killers reasons for this destruction. It gives little background but not much substantiation. The set would have been much better if the author had cared enough to put the books in correct chronologic order and helped with story progression , but I assume that means nothing to this author. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrators did a good job bringing it to life.

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THE HIGHLAND
Rachel and Jensen partner up to catch a killer. Rachel, meanwhile seeing the orphaned spirits, guiding them home. Her adopted child Mallory, has this gift also. His child Clove playing with Mallory in the lake when screams came from her. The water had pulled Mallory down, and now Rachel. With Jensen help, only what she saw down under would haunt her. A man she sketched was down there, pillowcase over him, and having been murdered. They decide to go back at night, resulting in Rachel getting caught underneath the water. Unusual case, attempts are made on her, and her child suffers by seeing him also. The results of finding who killed him was interesting, and wanting to read more of Rachel and Jensen.
great selection, great characters in all three
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good book

just wish the audible book would have been in order. good story kept my interest the whole series.

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Excellent

I love this boxset, I couldn't stop listening! Very well written, and the narration was amazing. I really enjoy Tia Rider Sorensen as a narrator. The books by this author never let's me down.

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  • 12-13-19

Box set madness

I agree with previous review, I brought original box set which was perfect, then I viewed the gift, this started where the original box set left off, then after the first two stories it reverted back to the original box set so brought mainly two box sets that apart from 9hrs are all the same....... not happy.

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  • chantel
  • 08-24-21

Good Stories but not believable

Whilst the stories are enjoyable, and I do like the paranormal plot, it just is not believable. Rachel becomes a tough and experience detective, yet she does stupid things over and over again. You can only get beaten up, attacked and chased by crazed killers so many time, but she still walks into dangerous situations and her partner never seems to be there at the right time to help her. Then there is the issue of them living in the small town of Highlands, with only around 1000 people they seem to have more serial killers than a large city.

The books are not in order, which I knew about from reading the reviews so I worked out which order to listen to them in.
Chapter 32 - The Haunting of Rachel Harroway books - Series 1 - Read by Aundrea Mitchell (Really bad performance, kind of painful to listen to)
Chapter 65 - The Lost Orphans - Series 2 - Read by Tia Rider Sorensen - Good performance
Chapter 1 - The highland Murders - Series 3 - Read by Tia Rider Sorensen - Good performance