• Come to the Tower, Love

  • Northeastern Gothic Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Greer
  • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-29-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gothicked Books
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Teacher Morgan Peers has gone from living a tough life to becoming an heiress nearly overnight. When she inherits Woodmere Manor in the Hudson Valley in New York from her estranged father, she makes big plans for the future, but the past still holds sway over the fog shrouded mansion. Morgan begins to question her sanity when she sees a ghost and learns about the tortured history of the house, and its five tower rooms.
To complicate matters, two men make it difficult to listen to her own heart. Owen Long, the estate caretaker, offers friendship and understanding while Noel Crimson, a local priest with a tragic past of his own, haunts her thoughts. And time is running out because someone or something wants Morgan dead. Morgan must figure out if man or spirit haunts Woodmere Manor if she is going to save her life and find love.
©2012 Lisa L Greer (P)2016 Lisa L Greer
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3 out of 5 stars
By Reg on 04-07-17

More Gothic Romance...

...than suspenseful, creepy tale. When Morgan suddenly inherits Woodmere Manor from a father she didn't know existed, she is thrust into a mystery on her very first night! She is enchanted with a strange portrait of a woman and another of a solemn man who stare at each other from across a room. Morgan must decide if she is just spooked to be living in the mansion alone or if there is something more supernatural or sinister going on.

I would have liked more suspenseful, creepiness in this listen over the romance aspects that took up much of Morgan's time. She did such stupid things. First, she sees the man from the painting on her lawn and then goes and adopts...a cat?? Second, she immediately develops an attraction for the local priest. I mean like at first sight. Third, the priest offers to bless her home when she confides in him about her finds in the tower and she doesn't have him do it, like right now? The premise was a good one for this story but I would have liked less of the romance and angst that took up so much of Morgan's thoughts and more creepy, suspenseful atmosphere as well as more backstory on Morgan, her father, Noel, and Owen.

I enjoyed some of Daniela Acitelli's narration like Morgan, Noel, and her old lady voices but others were annoying or weird sounding like Owen and the psychic lady. Owen's voice was so weird, it had me wondering how Morgan could be conflicted by him at all.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Pamela M. Neumann on 02-07-17

Bad ending

What a great story. I was so into this story. I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't wait to start listening each day. I didn't like the way the narrator pronounced things when talking with any of the male characters (slow and deliberate).
This book doesn't stand on its own. It just stops and you need the next book to continue the story. I don't like books that can't stand on their own.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Layla on 02-01-17

Could be better but not a bad short story!

What did you like best about Come to the Tower, Love? What did you like least?

I found the story to be slow to begin with then it picked up towards the end. The ending was rushed, there were I few things that were not explained. I did not like the heroin Morgan as much as I liked the priest (Noel). I liked the interaction between Noel and Morgan. In my opinion that was the best part.I solved who did it quite quickly the only thing I got wrong is the why which surprised me.I didn't find it spooky at all. I have listened to other murder mysteries which were a lot more creepy then this.With a bit more work this could be a really good book

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Make it more creepy since it is a Gothic book. I would have kept away from Owen the gardener. since she did not really like him from the beginning then she changed her mind towards the end because of a certain situation. which I found very stupid of her to do, since she broke her own rule not to date men at the moment. When she tried to break it off she took ages! Why. I did not think it was difficult. She found she liked another guy so she tried to break it off with Owen and yet she let him kiss her. What! Then something happened which she has only herself to blame for. I do not feel any sympathy for her at all. The ending was rushed. I believe it needs more time spent on it. As I mentioned before I liked the interaction between Morgan and Noel. This was the best thing (in my opinion) of the book.

What didn’t you like about Daniela Acitelli’s performance?

I don't believe this Narrator suited this book. I found her to have the same monotone for each character she did. I did not differentiate between them at all.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

I would go and see this if it was done into a movie, since they would do a better effect of the Gothic theme.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author.

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