During a paralyzing blizzard, teenage sisters Hannah and Meg are stranded at home - alone. But, in Someone at the Door, suspense author Richie Tankersley Cusick ratchets up the anxiety; not only are the two girls fending for themselves, but there's also a killer on the loose. Audiobook performer Luci Bell's energetic, girlish voice easily embodies the two sisters as they face a series of mysteries: the two young, strange men who arrive at the door to take shelter from the storm, and the series of strange events that take place after their arrival. Intelligent, unpredictable, and bone-chillingly scary, Someone at the Door will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.
The phone and the radio were dead, but they'd already heard the news: a mass murderer was on the loose. Hannah and her younger sister, Meg, were miles from the nearest neighbor, trapped in a raging blizzard, home alone. When two wounded, bleeding strangers show up, Hannah doesn't know whether to help them or turn them away.
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"Good Mystery with a Few Blemishes"
I would recommend it to someone who likes a good mystery. It is a classic who-dunnit. Two young sisters stranded at home (in the middle of nowhere) during a monster snowstorm have just heard that an psycopathic killer is on the loose. Two strangers appear at their door looking for refuge after a car accident. There are strange noises, things go missing, bodies turn up, the lights go out and the storm rages on. It definitely reminded me of Hitchcock.
The narration was good in that it was consistent and understandable. But it was way too cutesy for me. I realize the two main characters where teens but the voices were irritatingly juvenile. It made me think of Scooby-do and the story is not on that level. Luci Bell is a good narrator but her voice choices for the two main characters were off-putting. If you can get past that the story will hold your attention as you try to figure out who the murder is.
The only other minor negative is that story seems to stretch out a bit longer than necessary and got a little repetitive. Overall a 3.75.
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