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Ugly Young Thing

Narrated by: Natalie Ross
Series: Stranger, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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Sixteen-year-old Allie has already experienced a lifetime of horror, having lost her mother and serial killer brother to mental illness.

Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana, Allie ends up in foster care and is placed with Miss Bitty, an eccentric but kindly older woman who shows her a new direction and brighter future.

But Allie's new life takes a devastating turn when young women in the area start turning up dead, and she begins to see shadowy figures outside her bedroom. As Miss Bitty grows inexplicably distant, a nagging voice makes Allie wonder if death has found her yet again...or if it never really left her at all.

©2014 Jennifer Jaynes (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 01-02-16

The title captured my interest!

Allie is a damaged girl from a dysfunctional family: Her dad left her mother, Allie's older brother, and Allie to pursue a life of crime. Allie's mother was a prostitute who murdered many of her Johns. Her older brother killed many people including their mother before killing himself in front of Allie when Allie was 15 years old. Allie turns to a life of prostitution at age 15. My prior sentences merely set up the story.

Ugly Young Thing is an excellent psychological/suspense thriller made even better by outstanding narration.

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Don't need to read the first in series to enjoy

What did you love best about Ugly Young Thing?

I did not read the first in this series, and it didn't matter. This story has a lot of surprising twists and the ending was such a surprise. It really held me and was not predictable. It's creepy and sad, yet there is a hopeful element as well. Looking forward to reading more by this author.

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  • Susie
  • Redding CA USA
  • 06-17-15

Spellbinding and Hungry for More!

From the first chapter I was hooked--absolutely did not want to stop listening. Characters were so well defined and were alive for me! The book sucked me into it! Stimulating and at the end, I took a deep breath and wished Ms Biddy and Allie blue skies and green lights in their new home! Thanks, Jennifer, for another great story!

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A twisted WOW‼️

You can guess who the killer is but not whom he is and his relationship with the main heroines.
It’s getting better and better.
Can’t wait to listen to the next one “Don’t Say a Word”

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It couldn't keep my attention

I absolutely loved Never Smile at Strangers, I couldn't put it down! I was actually very excited for this book to pick up where it left off, however it couldn't keep my attention. I kept finding myself needing a break because I kept getting bored. I don't think it HORRIBLE and it does have some moments that I enjoyed listening but overall it definitely isn't what I was expecting or hoping for.

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What an amazing author

I love this series it has been my introduction to another great writer. This series is suspenseful and a Southern Noir. The mental illness runs deep in this family and it is amazing how attracted you will become to them hoping they can turn their lives around.

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Tangie

Awesome book. Narrator did a wonderful job with the different types of voices. Is this the end of the series?

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Gripping!!

An absolutely amazing follow up sequel. Jaynes is far and away one of the best novelist I have read in a long time. The story line is exceptional and suspenseful. The main characters are real and engaging. This book will keep you immersed until the end and leave you guessing. If you're looking for something to keep you up at night far after you've finished reading then this is the book for you!! Can't wait to read the final installment.

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My review of.Ugly Young Thing

Ive got all 3 books in the series. Regrettably, I read this one 1st (should have been 2nd) but once I put things into perspective, what an amazing work! Can't wait to read the last one!

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Serial killer hunter

This book was very different from most killer and prey books that I have read. It was enjoyable!

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  • 11-07-18

Great 👍

Great twist at the end,was not expecting it. Enjoyed this book and will be looking to listen to more