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Violet

By: Scott Thomas
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
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Publisher's Summary

For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for 10-year-old Kris Barlow, it was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother. 

Three decades later, loss returns - her husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew pain - to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. It’s there that Kris and her eight-year-old daughter will make a stand against grief. 

But a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown - and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return.

©2019 Scott Thomas (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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An 8 hour build up that fails to deliver

I really enjoyed “kill creek”, but this was nothing close. It seemed like the introduction to the characters and their situation took 8 long and drawn out hours, and made me wonder if anything was ever going to happen in this book. There were a few times that I thought the story might go in an interesting direction, but sadly, this failed to happen. Save the credit, I’m sure there is something better that would be exponentially more satisfying l.

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Exceptional!

What an exceptional writer and C. Campbell did a wonderful job as usual. Thank you, best "horror" I've read/listened to in a very long time! I look forward to more of your books

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Another ghost story...

Didn’t realize this was going to be a ghost story. I strongly dislike supernatural and ghost stories. I forced myself to finish it as I paid for it.

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Good story once it got going.

it took a really long time to get there... how much mundane mother/daughter time do you need?!

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Mediocre and obvious

Here’s what the pic on the cover tells you. There’s a kid with a kid ghost for a friend. By extension there’s a mom who freaks out when she discovers this in a shit town in the middle of nowhere. That is the plot. It is THAT OBVIOUS. YEEEAAWN.

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pretty good

author rambles a bit. had to jump ahead a few times because of all the word vomiting.

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Eerie, unsettling, just great!

I love a good ghost story, but is there really a ghost at work here? Perhaps something even worse? So many interesting twists in this story! A great performance. Very well done.

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Jump Scare tension

The story was beautifully wriiten, I loved the detailed descriptions they were different and unique. The whole book had a feeeling like something scary was about to happen but never appeared. I felt like a Boss battle in a video game was about to start and the boss never showed up.

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Good

the language and metaphors used in this book are beautiful. And it is a meaningful story. The only reason I didn't give it five stars because it took a long time to get going. I love a slow burn but this was a very slow burn. once it got going though it was crazy Good! scary and heartfelt and just well done!

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It was ok but...

I won't say I regretted it. Original but bad ending. Not what I looked for.