Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare is another thrilling audiobook from the author reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic.
When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists' retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor's dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a "waiting room for death". After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.
But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor's grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there's more to the institution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity. After the arrival of the new fellows - including the intriguing, handsome photographer Richard Banks - she begins to suspect that her predecessor chose the group with a dangerous purpose in mind. As the chilling mysteries of Cliffside Manor unravel and the eerie sins of the past are exposed, Eleanor must fight to save the fellows - and herself - from sinister forces.
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A cliche from start to end
Change the reader, listening to this was like listening exactly to Wendy Webb's audio book The Vanishing. Same voices, same intonation, same tired cliches..."then it hit me". Ms. Webb should have stopped at The Vanishing, this book is so annoyingly predictable. And the language used is high school or lower level. And really... she kissed a ghost to see what it would be like? How old was this woman?? I think Ms. Webb has found a formula and is going to stick to it. Too bad.
Whatever strikes my fancy, I use Audible a lot.
As stated above....
Not Really, maybe with a different reader it would have been easier to be less judgmental.
I am disappointed by this book, I waited for her new book because I liked her other books, this book, to me, is a joke.