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Publisher's Summary

Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn't have to question you - he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night - the voice of a woman begging him to save her.
Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.
©2016 Abbie Roads (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Dark and delicious. Race the Darkness makes your heart race!" (Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times best-selling author)
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5 out of 5 stars
By B J Heintz on 10-09-16

Don't close your eyes.

Would you listen to Race the Darkness again? Why?

I don’t normally read/listen to these types of books; I like my sweet HEA, but this one . . .
Abbie Roads uses such vivid descriptions that several times I had to close the book to clear the visual from my mind. It’s that good.

Xander Stone, after being hit by lightning, was given the gift, or curse, of being able to hear people’s thoughts. The police use this ability during their interrogations. For years Xander was plagued by an internal voice begging him to save someone, an unknown woman. He drank until the voice was silenced.

Isleen Walker and her grandmother had been held captive and tortured for eight years. The only thing that kept her alive was her frail grandmother’s promise that her savior would come and save them. It was too late. The last stabbing in her side would be the end of her, if not Queen would finish it in the morning. Grandma lied, he wasn’t going to rescue her.

The story is so involved and intense that you don’t know where she is going to take you next. Your heart starts to calm down and she scares you with something else.

Roger Wayne was an exceptional narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There were several, but I pick Isleen Walker. She went through so much but never gave up hope. Xander the hero because how he protected her, and Rowena for being the mother neither of them had.

Have you listened to any of Roger Wayne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

This was a scary story, and Roger's inflections fit the type of story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sherry N. on 10-08-16

Love this Debut Novel!!

I can hardly believe this was a first novel! Well written--a true page-turner. It gripped me from page 1 to the very last word! Well done, Abbie Roads; excellent narration, Roger Wayne!!

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