When You Come Back

Narrated by: Mitzi Pirkey
Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Forensic anthropologist Emma Graves knows about the dead. But can the dead help her remember why she’s still alive?

When you are lost....

Emma Graves was only eight years old when a tragic school bus accident shattered the rural community where she grew up. When the bus was discovered, the driver was dead and Emma, her older sister, and her sister’s best friend were missing. A frantic search through the cold, dark woods in the surrounding area began. As the sun rose the next morning, a cold and terrified Emma was found. Emma remembered little else beyond watching through the fractured windshield as her sister and her friend walked away from the bus to find help. Spring turned into summer and then to fall, and the missing girls never came back.

When you come back....

Twenty-five years later, Emma is all grown up. Though she is an acclaimed forensic anthropologist, her personal life is a different matter. After surviving another tragic accident, this one at a dig, Emma needs to hide somewhere and pull herself together again. After all, she has been fractured since she was eight years old; this breakdown has been coming for a long time. Going home is her only choice. The last thing she expected to find on her return was two more young girls missing. The small town is torn apart all over again. With Emma back, attention turns to her. What is she hiding? Why can’t she remember what really happened that day 25 years ago? Why is she back in town now and two more children are missing? When human remains are found deep in a cave that requires Emma’s expertise in retrieving them, the truth may just be more than anyone bargained for.

©2019 Debra Webb (P)2019 Debra Webb

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Read the print version!! The narrator RUINED IT!

I have never been so glad a book was over! I wanted SO MUCH to love this because I live in the area where the book is set (Huntsville). The story is good, but I was so put off by the narration! Not only does the narrator not know how to pronounce the city names (Mobile is ‘Moe-Beal’, not mobile, as in able to move), but not every Southerner drops their R’s in every single word. Not every Southerner whines and drawls and drags out everything they say. Gah... some of the dialogue took so long for her to read I was FF 15 seconds to get to the end of a sentence. It was all........ sooooooo....... drawwwwnnnnn............ ouuuuuuut...........!! Her voice is actually very nice, but the characterization of the Southern accent was overdone and annoying. There were a lot of characters/names, so i found myself having a hard time keeping up with who was who... I’m honestly still not sure who done it!?!? Just get a nice cup of hot chocolate and a blanket and snuggle in to read this one in print.

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Tense!

Power and cover-up of a 20-year-old tragedy lead our heroines on a sleuthing expedition to find the truth. Well-written. Mitzi Pirkey does a great job narrating and bringing the characters to life. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Wonderful

wow! This book was amazing so many emotions. I didn't want to stop listening. I had not read any thing by Debra Webb before but I will in the future. She is a wonderful writer. I didn't guess the ending which is rare for me. I also enjoyed Mitzt Pirkey as the narrator of this book. Mitzi does a wonderful job of giving this written book audio life. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review. Well honestly it is wonderful and a must read.

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Extraordinary read!

I listened to this book in one day! I will read everything I can find that she wrote! The reader was excellent and the story kept me riveted!

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Emotional thriller

Wonderfully written and narrated. Lots of burried emotions. Another who done it with a surprise ending. Another story of small home town who do you trust. This was my first time reading Debra Webb but it won't be my last she is an awesome author and the narration by Mitzi Pirley spot on. I received this free for an honest review by the author or narrator.

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Gripping Story

Emma was known as the girl who came back, a part of her is still missing. Her sister and her friend never found, now twenty five years, another mishaps and Emma is broken. Going home to heal, only to find heartache for two are missing. Her stories are always gripping, deep-with emotion and twists and turns. Getting ARC audio.brought out the depth of emotion and the chilling effect it has been on this town. Great narration of which I voluntary review and my honest opinion

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So boring

I really do not understand how this book has received such positive reviews. It was boring and went nowhere and the narrator was just awful. Ironically the narrator‘s last name is perky I found myself fast forwarding more than I was listening. Save yourself a credit. I wish I had.

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Great read

It started slow, then picked up. There were many twists and turns. We really enjoyed the story. The narrator had the perfect southern accent.

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I needed This in my life right now..

This book was given to me at my request. I am providing a voluntary review: I needed this book in my life right now. I laughed, I cried, it was a emotional roller coaster. I love reading/listening to a good mystery/ thriller, but its so hard to find original plots. This was a good one. I listened to all 12 and a half hours in one day. It made me think a lot about my younger sister. And I wondered if all sisters always feel like the other sister is the favorite. But anyways... The narration was excellent. I loved the southern accents she used for a lot of the characters. Overall, such an amazing book! I plan on looking for more books from Debra Webb.

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this book was given to me at my request for review

this is a very interesting book that keeps you wondering what happened to the girls..the narrator was really good.

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