Alma Harper has been trying to forget what happened in Widowsfield 16 years ago. She has a good life as a music teacher now, and might rekindle her relationship with her one true love. However, the number 314 haunts her, and threatens to bring her back to the day that her brother disappeared. When a reporter shows up, just days before March 14th, Alma realizes that her past is coming back to haunt her. What happened on March 14th, at 3:14, 16 years ago? No one but The Skeleton Man can remember.
©2012 Aaron Wise (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Singer/performer from Canada living in the UK. I enjoy horror and paranormal fantasy books.
I was a little disappointed with this book. It had a lot of great reviews deeming it terrifying and creepy as hell, and it started off that way with a really intense opening, but then it mellowed out and got really slow for the middle section of the book. At times I thought I was reading a broken-home romance drama until brief scenes came along that reminded me of the main plot of the book. The ending was great, but I felt it's intensity and excitement came a little too late. I didn't hate this book, but I feel it just didn't deliver enough. The narration was great and Vanessa Johansson kept me as interested in the slow parts as I could be, but the book itself just wasn't paced right for my liking.
"Not what you think"
This was a cheesy, corny, cliche dramatic love story in the guise of a horror story. So cheesy it was painful 90% of the time. Such a shame because the actual horror bits were great.
"Couldn't put it down"
This was one of the best books I've read in a few months. I couldn't put it down and I can't wait to delve into books two and three. Perfectly written and genuinely creepy as hell. If you haven't read the chaos horror that is 314, drop what you're doing and enjoy the spiral into deja vu hell.
The opening sequence was one of the freakiest things I have ever listened to.
It is well written and suspenseful.
The narration was excellent.
It started off great then slowed down a bit but picked up at the end. There is a lot of jumping back and forth between timelines which can be confusing but the author explains why at the end of the book. I was about halfway through the book and then I found out it was part of a trilogy. Initially I was upset because I knew that all the loose ends would not be tied up but the book finishes answering one major question. I look forward to the other two books.
I feel sorry for the performer having to read this book. The metaphors are too frequent and too ridiculous. I didn't even make it through the entire book. Please for the love of your ears, skip Chapter 8.
This book has no redeeming qualities. Nothing.
The characters are shallow, whiny, and impossible to relate to.
"I can't believe I listened to the whole thing."
First of all I like to have a character I can connect with or at least like. The characters in this book were all somewhere between naive and dangerous. They talked about being friends yet they betrayed each other all the time. Not my idea of friendship. Just kind of off. Second the plot didn't make any sense!! Which I why I kept listening. I though surely at some point in time the author would tie it together. Instead it was cheaply ended by saying it wasn't ended and you would need to get the next book. ??
The reader didn't have a lot to work with here but did a good job nonetheless.
I won't be buying book two because at this point I don't think even another whole book will put the pieces together for this story.
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