The Switch House: A Short Novel

By: Tim Meyer
Narrated by: Kristin Price
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Congratulations! You've won a role on Let's Switch Houses! Your life is going to change. We promise. Your dreams will come true. Everything you've ever wanted, we have it. This is a chance of a lifetime. Come inside. Switch with us.

Angela and Terry return home after several grueling months of filming the popular television show, Let's Switch Houses!, only to find their residence in ruin. Sure, the décor and framed photographs are the same; the color of the walls hasn't changed; the furniture sits unmoved. But something is off. Their quiet New Jersey home feels tainted. Angela can sense it. Crawling inside her. Infecting her mind. Poisoning her thoughts.

Then the nightmares begin. Awful, lucid visions that cause her to question her own reality. What happened at 44 Trenton Road while she was gone? Just what did she do - that bizarre woman who claims she can communicate with the beyond? Who is she exactly? Angela aims to find out, but the further she investigates, the deeper into madness she descends. How far will she travel before she loses the trail of clues? Or worse - before she loses her mind.

The Switch House is a short novel for fans of supernatural thrillers with a dark twist. Includes three bonus short stories.

©2018 Tim Meyer (P)2018 Tim Meyer
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Genre-Twisting Horror

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Thanks to the author for a listening copy of The Switch House for review consideration. This did not influence my thoughts or opinions.

The Switch House is a mind-bending, psychological thrill-ride that is Trading Spaces meets Silent Hill. The pacing alone is enough to have you speed-reading this short novel in a lunch hour or two, but trying to figure out where Tim is ultimately taking you is the icing on the cake that allows the pages of this novel to fly by.

It is a solid haunted house story, but it is oh so much more than that. Nightmares, the occult, murder, and a constant creeping up the back of your neck.

Meyer is always solid when it comes to a genre-twisting read with a fantastic plot and great characters.

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twists and turns and an ending I didnt expect.

very different and interesting story line. the author lead me in one direction and then surprised me with turns I never would have imagined.
The ending was unexpected and surprising but I loved it.

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Great listen!

I really enjoy this creepy read and thought the audiobook was very well done! The story was a blend of Tremblay's HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS meets the film DRAG ME TO HELL with a little bit of ROSEMARY'S BABY thrown in for good measure. I'll be checking out more from Tim Meyer!

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The author and narrator deliver with this book.

4.5 This book is a trippy, fast paced ride that leads around by the neck, barely letting you take a gasp of air. I did this one on audible and the narrator was great. I also felt there may have been some influences from 80s horror movies sprinkled throughout. Overall a great read that I highly recommend.

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Intense and uncomfortable, which in itself is a compliment

I did not expect to feel so tense listening to this story that I often avoided listening to it at all. As a parent myself, this dip into dark paths made me vocally address a fictional character with condemnation. With afterthought came empathy, and sadness for the state of their lives. In the end, the horror of choices made brought both a sense of otherworldly influence, paranoia of invisible manipulation and a need to go hug my children. That’s how you know a story was creepy, when you, as a grown man need to go reassure yourself that this slice of darkness hasn’t leaked off the page, or out of a speaker into the world around you.

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Unexpected

I was surprised by this story. What started as a seemingly simple haunted house story spiraled into some interesting, creepy story and a lot of twists.