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We’ve all done things we’re ashamed of....

When Ava arrives at Brodie’s Watch, she thinks she has found the perfect place to hide from her past. Something terrible happened, something she is deeply ashamed of, and all she wants is to forget.

But the old house on the hill both welcomes and repels her, and Ava quickly begins to suspect she is not alone. Either that or she is losing her mind.

The house is full of secrets, but is the creeping sense of danger coming from within its walls, or from somewhere else entirely?

©2019 Tess Gerritsen (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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 "Bone chilling. Gerritsen plays on our fears." (Daily Mail) 

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  • Tony
  • 26-01-20

Poor. If going on previous Tess Gerritsen novels, you’ll be disappointed

This book is not a typical Gerritsen novel. The ghost element is poor and really lets the book down. It has the basis of a good book but trying too hard with the sex (not everyone wants to read 50 shades of grey)

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  • Marilynn
  • 15-11-19

Very poor

Not happy with this book. The narrator was awful. Hence I return it. Just couldn’t get into the story,

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  • Jessica L.
  • 22-05-20

Terrible story

I used to love Tess Gerritsen but she seems to have run out of ideas. I found it very predictable, usually I can’t guess the ending but this one was clear from about halfway through.

The characters are pretty awful, luckily it had a cat. He was the best.

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  • dtm1
  • 20-10-19

Huge fan bit disappointed

I normally love Tess Gerritsen's books but I found this story a bit of a weird one. The sex scenes were cringe worthy (especially the ghost related ones), but maybe if I'd read the book myself rather than listened to it, it may have been better. I didn't enjoy the narrator's voice or tone throughout, so that added to my dislike. I admire the author's willingness to try new things though.

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  • Jana
  • 16-01-21

Bad narrator

I quite enjoyed this book although it’s very different from the other Tess Gerritsen books. The ghostly 50 Shades of Grey storyline was completely unnecessary - could have done without such nonsense. But the worst bit was the narration - Hillary is extremely monotone and I found it very difficult to listen to her flat, bored, unexcited voice. She sounded completely uninterested in what she was reading. Would not buy any other audiobook narrated by her!

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  • Talia Ross
  • 09-11-20

Not her best

I love tess gerritsen books and have read them all. I usually love her stand alone novels, but the story of the sea captain was just a bit far fetched, it felt like she was trying to replicate a Du Maurier book but the suspense was just not believable. It’s the first time I have though about giving up and not finishing one of her books. Narrator is great, just not great material

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  • Jayne Says
  • 03-04-20

A new type of story from a beloved author

I wasn't expecting the sexy ghost story, but was pleasantly surprised. It's a departure from the usual Tess Gerritsen novels but equally as fun to read. Clever and keeps you guessing!

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  • ttfan
  • 24-03-20

good

kept my interest as I wanted a scientific explanation as there usually is from Tess....but there was none! maybe left to reader to decide on what was at play?

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  • Brian Marriott
  • 13-12-19

Great Story

very well told ,atmospheric , spooky tale . paints vivid pictures in your mind. Is it real ?

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  • virgo
  • 18-11-19

Recommend listen or read it or both!!would highly

Finished it in one go, very different from Rissoli and Isles, I have read all her books best one tet

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  • Carol Coddington
  • 19-06-20

Different

love Tess she is an awesome writer but this book is very different from her other books but I still liked it was a good story in the end.
Hillary Huber who read the story did an excellent job, will definitely look out for her name when choosing books, her voice is so soothing and not annoying like some people's voices are.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-19

Disappointed

Having read many other books by this author, and finding them thrilling, I was disappointed with this one. Found it terribly slow and hard work to get through. Nothing thrilling here.