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On a lonely stretch of highway in the Utah mountains, Cedar Mountain Truck Stop awaits the unsuspecting traveler.

Over the years, it has been the setting of unspeakable acts of horror that have gone undiscovered.

It is the hunting ground for a serial killer who disposes the bodies in the junkyard behind the rambling, rundown complex.

But the long dead victims are not going quietly - their spirits haunt the dingy hallways, sleeping rooms, gift shop, and repair garage, seeking out someone who can solve their horrific deaths.

Seeking someone who is a sensitive that can hear their cries for vengeance...that someone turns out to be Roger Dalton, a young rock guitarist, traveling with his seven-year-old daughter, who stops one rainy night at the haunted compound.

What begins as a routine stop on his trip to Salt Lake City turns into a horrific nightmare when his daughter suddenly goes missing. As Roger and the handful of truck stop employees desperately search for his daughter, Roger is haunted by the long-dead mutilated victims, all trying to warn him of the serial killer who is in their midst.

The tension ratchets higher when deteriorating weather isolates the truck stop and Roger makes a grisly discovery that causes the serial killer to go on a final, desperate killing spree.

In the end it all comes down to Roger, racing to find out where the serial killer has taken his daughter before the killer can get to him.

©2011 John Penney (P)2019 Mark Alan Miller

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Nicely Done

Pretty good story. Ending was very well done and unexpected. Performance by Mr. Penney was pretty good as well.
It was an enjoyable listen and pretty suspenseful. I'm new to audiobooks, so I'm unsure if 3hrs 16mins can be classified as long or short, but it went by pretty quick thanks to the story's pacing.

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Heart stopping

I didn't see how this ended coming. Wow what a great listen it's not very long but it keeps your attention and wondering till the end I loved the story five thumbs up from me very well worth getting.

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I absolutely loved it. I just wish....

I just wish he had more of his work on audible. This was such a nice, tight, little concise novella. I really felt myself there. Its not just the descriptions but the choice of words and thoughts. The reflections and the tone. The narrator was a perfect match for the book. I really really wish this author had more work on here.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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A Chilling Audiobook Thriller

This audiobook is a great and gruesome story with a diverse set of mysterious characters. The descriptions are excellent. Especially with the various characters in the story, they are interesting enough to get you invested in them. The horror aspect is violent and gory with elements of the supernatural. It doesn't go over the top and keeps it appropriate with the atmosphere in specific chapters. Overall, a good horror audiobook that I recommend listening to if you're feeling a thriller.

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Truck Stop

I really enjoyed it! This book was full of action, and suspense! The narration was great and kept me entertained! The author did a great job with the character builds and plot. This was my first book from this author but definitely not my last! I look forward to reading more of his books! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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What a sad and creepy story

I believe this is the first Audiobook I've listened to where the author is the narrator. He started of speaking a little too quickly, but slowed down enough as the story continued.

The description for this story didn't disappoint. Creepy truck stop, serial killer, dad looking for his missing daughter, seeing ghosts, etc. This was a good story with twists and turns. The ending was a little sad but good. It was well written and you really felt the panic in the dad. There were some weird truck drivers to add just a little more twist to the story.

I really enjoyed this story.

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  • 05-25-20

A great listen

This book was great. The story is well written, and well read - which makes all the difference for me. The only reason I brought it down to only four stars overall was that it was relatively short, though, in fairness, it doesn't skimp on anything. It's got the scare, the gore, the panic and the characters to keep you guessing, and surprised, until the end.

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  • Ryan Pascall
  • 03-12-20

A classic little ghost tale.

To start, I would say that the synopsis of the book needs to be trimmed, it simply gives too much away. I'd forgotten the full write-up and so parts of the tale were a real surprise to me and, re-reading the synopsis I think a lot of people are really missing out on this discovery.
As a father this book really tapped into my deepest fear, the same one all parents have when they turn around and their child is gone. Luckily this is only a brief fear for most of us but the panic that sets in is something no non-parent can truly understand and I felt that this book really did a good job, initially, in tapping into this.
I say initially as I did feel that the story didn't do enough to explain the protagonists sudden easing of panic but I can forgive this as a minor niggle considering the insanity that ensures as what we have is a really good who-dunnit with a whole slew of twists right up until the end.
As a horror tale that latches onto my own primal fear the book did an excellent job but I admit that there were just a few too many unanswered questions at the end that prevent it being the absolute classic status the ending deserves,