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Publisher's Summary

From the international best-selling author that brought you Children of the Fog comes a terrifying new psychological thriller that will leave you breathless...
Two strangers submerged in guilt, brought together by fate...
After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn't the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption - until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.
Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger's calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right.
©2013 Cheryl Kaye Tardiff (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By karen on 11-24-14

Love it when that happens!

... when you come across a book you've never heard of, by an author you've never heard of, and it just blows you away.... Well, this is one of those. So glad I rolled the dice and took a chance on an "orphan" book...

Cheryl Kaye Tardif is great -- she hooked me from the first page. In fact, I started listening in the early evening, having just finished a less-than-stellar book by a "New York Times Best Selling" author, one which left me feeling used. (Why, oh why, do I keep buying books by these big-name authors? Their early ones were really good, but it's clear they've run out of steam. Silly me, for continuing to buy them anyway.) So I wasn't expecting much from this unknown, but it was next on my iPod list, so.... What happened was that I ended up listening way past midnight, about half the book -- I couldn't find a good place to stop.

It's also good to find an author who does the literary equivalent of Audrey Hepburn's young
"Gypsy", when she just lets that single slip strap fall off her shoulder, not putting it all out in front of the leering men. There's lots of love in this book, but no hot erotic scenes, so if that's what you're looking for, this isn't it. This is a hope filled book, with decent characters, most of them -- except the bad guys and gals -- trying to do the right thing. Oh, it's not smarmy or goody-two-shoes, Tardif's characters struggle with their decisions, just as we all do. And there's plenty of tension, more white-knuckle suspense than you might need, in parts. But it's nice to read about some of the world's good people, too. There aren't enough books like that around.

Now? I'm looking for a few more Cheryl Kaye Tardif books -- I see she's got a lot of different genres out there, so I'll pick and choose. But I'm awfully glad I came across this one. Just an A-1 listen, all around!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 01-25-14

Great audio rendition of a strong thriller

I am an avid reader and due to my hectic schedule I consume a healthy percentage of my "reads" as audiobooks, usually in my car. This review is mostly about the audiobook itself, but first I'll echo what many other reviewers have said about the story - wonderfully developed characters and a highly suspenseful tale that pulls you through the story at a quick and enjoyable clip. Cheryl Kaye Tardif is a seasoned storyteller and it shows in this enjoyable thriller. What made it even more enjoyable for me was Paige McKinney's wonderful narration. You could tell she had done her advance preparation well, understanding the characters and their emotions during the different parts of the story. McKinney has a knack for conveying the age, gender and emotional state of each character with subtle voice variations that added tremendously to the listening experience. I found myself recognizing familiar characters as scenes began, so I was immersed in the story rather than being distracted by the narration. If you enjoy thrillers and audiobooks, this one is highly recommended!

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