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Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

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Little is back!

The newest from Bentley Little doesn’t disappoint. The pace builds until the end. Well-written. Well-read.

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  • coreybeth
  • Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • 11-25-17

2500+ books & this was the ONLY one gave me creeps

Seriously. I have 2500+ audible books in my library (just ask my husband LOL). My genre is horror, suspense, paranormal etc. I have never, not once, had to turn a book off at night. Until the handyman. I don't know why but I passed on the title a few times. It just seemed like a stalkerish book. I'm glad I was wrong! Sam, his brother & parents buy a "kit" for an Aframe as a vacation home. The man they purchased the lot from, Frank, they also hire to build it. Frank creeps the boys out and is a peculiar man. He skips town, steals their things and due to his shoddy workmanship cause a horrible accident. Sam grows up but blames his families misfortunes on Frank. He begins an investigation and finds some disturbing things about "Frank". He travels back to his old Aframe vacation home where it all began. and actually runs into a ghost hunting reality show filming an episode. He gives them information about the his house, the house across the street, and the man who lived there. He discovers that everyone who has ever hired Frank ends up dead, injured or missing! He and two of the writers of the show try to track down frank. He learns about a mysterious religion in Vietnam where apparently Frank started his downward spiral into the occult and insanity! I'm hoping there's a part 2. I had to turn the book off last night. My whole family was asleep while I stayed up to clean. The creepy ghosts and characters and the situations in the book made my imagination run wild. I just finished it.......In broad daylight......as should you! Don't hesitate unless you don't want to be scared! First book ever. Not even It scared me. This one did!!!

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Scary

I literally had to stop reading this book at night because it frightened me so much. I don't usually scare so easily, but all the death from seemingly unexplained accidents scared the heck out of me. At some point, you say to yourself, no way would this happen, but when you're alone listening to the story and all the lights are out in your house and you start hearing noises, well judge for yourself. But, I couldn't get enough of the storyline so I bit the bullet and listened the last 4 hours in the middle of the night. I admit I did stio the audio several times to listen for unexplained noises in the house, but it was worth it. There are a few items that remain unresolved for me. But, I'll just make assumptions rather than list them here and ruin the storyline for anyone.

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Captivating

Kept me captivated until the very end, not for the faint hearted, very descriptive, scary and thrilling

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So freaking Spooky!!!

This was disturbing with just the right amount of supernatural! Mr. Little is quickly becoming a favorite!

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Not expected but very good

*SPOILER ALERT* Very gripping and interesting throughout the entirety of the book. I enjoyed the character development and the sequencing of time (skipped back and forth quite a bit) my number one complaint would have to be about the copious references to animal cruelty (I skipped a few parts) but besides that factor I would recommend the book to anyone that is looking for a creepy/bizarre read.

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  • Jim N
  • Chicago, IL
  • 07-03-18

A Good Summer Listen!

This creepy, if oddly structured, horror novel was my first exposure to Little's work and I found it quite entertaining. The premise is original, the characters relatable and the suspense and weirdness build nicely. The narration by Chris Andrew Ciulla is excellent.

Recommended!

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AMAZING Read - Spectacular Twist

This is literally the first book that made me understand the classic shivers up your spine that a good thriller should have. I fell in love with the main character, thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns and scares throughout. This book will leave you staring at your phone going "NOOOOO!!!" when it's over. GOOD book. Highly recommend! (Also the narrator was AWESOME!!)

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  • Cherokee
  • Philadelphia, Pa, United States
  • 06-23-18

Spooky <br />

This was one messed up story, and I mean that in a good way. Bentley Little never fails to deliver a good scary story.

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Wow! Where does he get these ideas?

This was a horrific but gripping novel and the narrator was spot on. I fluctuated between reading and listening to the book, mostly reading it at night, but listened to the end to get the full flavour.
I was introduced to the writer through the website Cemetery Dance, where I used to purchase some collectable novels and he never disappoints. CD is a great website if you're looking for a new author of this genre.
If you enjoy a bit of supernatural horror, this one's worth your time!

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  • Freda
  • 11-10-17

Another Scary Bentley Little story

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins when his younger brother was killed as the floor collapsed. And as an adult, Daniel discovers Frank is out there again and he wants revenge for his brother’s death. Finding Frank becomes an obsession, BUT Frank is also after him and things begin to happen to people around him who get involved in Frank’s search. Who will find who first and just what will Daniel find when they finally meet? Another brilliant scary Bentley Little book.

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