Five years after a tragic expedition put New Hope Island back in the headlines, past-his-prime crime author Dennis Thorpe leads a writers' retreat to that secluded corner of the Hebrides.... The group is never seen again.
Ruthie Gillespie, the beautiful, heavily tattooed, hard-drinking author of dark tales for children, was supposed to be among their number, but something stopped her at the eleventh hour, and it isn't long before the police come knocking. With her escape tying her irrevocably to the case, Ruthie falls deeper and deeper into a web of dark magic and darker secrets as it becomes clear that the writers' pasts are not what they seem.
How far can you take an investigation when your own life is threatened? Do you continue, knowing that you must find the answers before the island claims another victim? Or do you run and hope that it never catches up with you?
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UM... How stupid do you think we are?
Not re-writing the exact same book. I mean EXACT! Down to the save the day ending with guess what? A Book! Seriously? I am so pissed I spent a credit on this I could scream. If Audible didn't let us return books I would scream..
I don't know. I'm not generally a "throw the baby out with the bath water" kind of girl... but if he thinks it was ok to present this book as a "Second" in the series (when it should have said it was a revised version of the first) then I don't really trust him.
I am just really bummed, and shocked that in the prior reviews no one mentioned the fact that this was in no way, shape, or form, a "new" story.
- Dawnde W.
Didn't I already listen to this?
First, there were too many story similarities between this and the first book in the series. General storyline down to specific quotes from characters (i.e. McIntire talking about being responsible for sending people to the island). REALLY?? You needed to learn that lesson a second time and go through exactly the same realization process? Second, make it scary.
Hopefully something scary... they are hard to find.
Lack of a headache. Seriously, I listen to audiobooks mostly because reading gives me migraines... but the narration was fine. I actually really liked the sinister voices done in the first book. I'm sorry they weren't put into play in this book.
I really couldn't even finish the last hour and 15 minutes of it.... maybe there was something redeeming in there. But it seemed to be heading for a similar ending as the first book, and I already heard that.