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Maverick is preparing for senior year. He's no longer stuck in the "friend zone" with the girl of his dreams, he's looking forward to choosing the right college and being on his own, and he plans to have a blast along the way.
But a knock on the door changes all of that forever.
Maverick begins a mind-altering, life-changing journey to discover the truth - a truth that certain individuals will do anything to keep hidden.
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By Rabid Reader on 07-17-16
Fascinating and exciting story
A suspense filled, exciting and unusual audiobook that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This paranormal thriller takes the creepy urban myth of Black-Eyed-Kids and weaves it into a scary, well written story that holds you captivated to the very end. The characters are likeable and fascinating and you soon become invested in their lives. The narration was great, he brought the characters to life and gave each individual personalities. His voice changes were excellent, especially his female voices, they were very believable and I had to look twice to see if there wasn't a second female narrator. Threads of humour, conspiracy and romance are interweaved with the eerie tension in this story and in the future you will definitely think twice before answering a knock at your door at night. I look forward to hearing the next in the series. I received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review
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By Michelle on 06-28-17
Great take on the urban legend of Black Eyed Kids
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Death Knocks by Miranda Hardy and Jay Noel takes a lesser known urban legend of Black Eyed Kids and turns it into a suspenseful, fun read. Maverick is about to start his senior year in high school and is spending the evening with his best friend playing video games when a knock at the door changes his whole life.
I thought that Hardy and Noel do a great job at writing characters that were likable, relatable, and yet flawed. Stakes are continuously raised throughout the story and the pacing was done well. The story kept moving forward at a good pace.
Memo from the nit-picking department: While this didn't bother me enough to diminish my enjoyment of this book, it did nag at me. The book seemed to take place in the modern time of 2017is (there were game consoles and cell phones), yet not once was the possibility that the black eyes were caused by special contacts which exist. It just felt this possibility was overlooked.
I listened to this book on audiobook narrated by Jeff Simpson. Simpson did a good job making each voice distinct and bringing the characters to life, using different inflections and accents in an enjoyable way. The quality of the recording was excellent as well.
**I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.**
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