The Hut in the Woods

  • by VLZ
  • Narrated by Sallie Downing
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The young and the beautiful Carly Ruth Laden thought she had it all; two doting and loving parents who were always there for her, protective older brother, and a gorgeously hot husband who any girl would want for their own. Yes, life seemed perfect for Carly. But that was all an act. Inside, she felt that her seemingly perfect marriage was crumbling. She thought her husband was having an affair. When she discovers the truth of her husband's apparent change, she is given the shock of a lifetime. But things get even worse. When she decides to go home and confront her husband, all of a sudden, she disappears. Her parents and her brother are left to endure the agonizing and horrifying events that start to unravel, events that none of them ever thought were possible.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Uniquely written and powerfully poignant

I really enjoyed this book. Its format was unique. The story unfolds as multiple towns folk share their recollections and opinions of a murder and its resolution. The accents and phrasing placed me in the small town and helped me understand the characters and the relationships. The author has the dynamics of small town "characters" down pat! It is very well done.

The narrator was perfect for this story.

All in all, the book was very well done, although I did not really care for the ending. It was too heartbreaking and left me agonizing for the characters. I guess that is saying a lot for the author!!
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- Nancy

Emotionally Fulfilled

What did you love best about The Hut in the Woods?

The story itself.

What other book might you compare The Hut in the Woods to and why?

To Kill A Mockingbird. It took me back to simple times, when people were neighbors and the trust and support was there between these individuals.

What about Sallie Downing’s performance did you like?

Miss Downing's take on the story was very well done. Sallie left you feeling a bit sad, yet in the same sense, she left you with a smile. Her rendition of the characters was spot on in my opinion, and I truly enjoyed the tone of her reading.

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

No, I can't say I listened to the entire reading in one sitting. It was four sittings, two hours the first three, then the last four, but only because I knew I was drawing toward the end and it was just to hard to let go when I was so close.

Any additional comments?

I hope that readers will recognize this author, VLZ, for the wonderful wit and writing technique which I have to say you don't see much of in this crowd of upcoming authors. VLZ should be one to be noticed.

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- Ryan Breen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2015
  • Publisher: VLZBOOKS