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Fiona Graves was arrested for drunk driving while having her son in the car. Her alcoholism was taking over her life and that was her lowest, so she entered rehab. Her husband got full custody of their son and moved. Now 2 years later and Fiona has moved closer to her son and found an apartment in Corona heights. Seems ideal because of where it's located and how cheap the rent is, but this apartment isn't all it seems and Fiona is experiencing some strange things.
I loved this book!! Fiona is a deeply flawed character but is determined to change her life around. Alcohol has ruled her life but when she is caught with her son in the car while intoxicated, it was her lowest point. I admired the fight she put into staying sober and loved how good the author wrote those parts. My father is an alcoholic and I've seen him try to stay sober, so everything the author wrote about this resonated with me. It made me feel more for Fiona because her son was more important to her than anything, and she kept that focus when she thought about relapsing.
The plot of this was awesome!! Living in an apartment where the walls are so thin that you could hear everything in other peoples apartment would be a nightmare for me. Living in an apartment where you hear parents of a little girl being so cruel to her, would be even worse. But when you add in the other things happening in Fionas life, it just made for an even better read.
In all, this was a suspenseful, exciting and entertaining read. When I started it, I was immediately drawn into the world and became invested in the characters, both Fiona and Olivia. My heart broke for the two of them, Olivia because of the way she was treated and Fiona for her battle to be part of her son's life again. I can not wait for the next in this series!!
Anna Castiglioni brought the creepiness of the apartments to life!! She captured the atmosphere perfectly and gave me chills. Her tones and voices were really easy to define and she gave each character their own personalities. She portrayed Olivia perfectly too!!
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I read a lot of content in the paranormal/ghost genre and at this point I expect to not be surprised, I expect that I will be able to guess the evolving plot, I usually do. So it was an extremely pleasant surprise to find the unexpected in this tale! This story starts like The Babadook in that it follows a woman dealing with personal tragedy while trying to be a mother again. That normalcy doesn't last long as Fiona finds herself whisked away in a series of ghostly happenings in her new apartment building. Her attention shifts from her own son to the little girl next door crying out for help and in order to help her neighbor she will have to solve a deadly mystery rooted in Corona Heights.
Anna Castiglioni did a fantastic job with narration - I think voicing children is particularly difficult and she absolutely nailed it! I'd recommend this story to anyone who enjoys the paranormal genre.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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