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Summary

You don't know him. But he knows you.

Soon he would be able to touch her, to feel the warmth of her blood. And when the time came, nothing would stop him.

As DC Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven, she is shocked by what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.

When more bodies are found, Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked. What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine. The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper - from over 20 years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.

Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection. Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play?

With her mother's terrifying legacy spiraling out of control, Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer - but to save herself and those she loves.

A heart-stopping supernatural thriller to engross fans of Rachel Abbott, Paul Finch, and James Oswald.

©2016 Caroline Mitchell (P)2016 Bookouture

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Chilling and thrilling.

A fast paced and often terrifying tale. Unlike any crime thrillers you would have read before. The past meets the present in a cleverly woven story which lingers in your memory long after the final chapter.
Looking for something thrilling with a paranormal twist? Look no further. The X Files meets Prime Suspect. Truly looking forward to the next instalment by Caroline Mitchell, she certainly knows how to grab the readers attention.

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Disappointing, not for me.

Found the book to be unbelieveable and the author is being srlf indulgent. I will not be buyong others in the series. The narrator did well with the script provided.

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Satisfyingly Creepy

Definitely gave me the heebie-jeebies in places, which is what I look for in a paranormal crime book. The story was good, all be it a touch cliched and predictable occasionally. The involvement of a wee gee board and tarot cards was disappointing. The narration was okay, I ended up listening to it in double time however because it was too slow for my taste. The Irish accent was entertainingly awful! Overall it was a good start to a series with potential, I will read the next instalment.

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Adifferent outlook.

Fantastic story.Can't wait to hear the rest.Thankyou for these new people to get to know

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Great read

loved it, very gripping and a really good read and will download more by the author.

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Terrible narration

This could have been a good listen but the narration was robotic and with little intonation required for depth and characterisation. What a disappointment for the author and I wonder if she had any hand in the chosing of her narrator? Satisfyingly creepy but after sticking with it for a good few hours, I just couldn't continue so skipped through to the end - and had missed far too much to understand just what had happened. Would be happy to try another novel by Ms Mitchell but not if it is read by this narrator.

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A fantastic story!

I loved reading Paranormal Intruder, when I saw Don't turn around; something spoke to me. I knew I had to read it and I'm soo glad I did, it was better than I imagined. I began reading it travelling back from Scotland and just finished it now relaxing with a cuppa! it definitely deserves more than 5⭐ that's for sure, Caroline; I raise my cup of tea to you!! xx

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Thank you very much for this read well I should say listening to

I enjoyed this book did not want to stop listening to it looking forward to listening to the next instalments once again thank you very much be safe thank you very much

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started ok, went downhill.

Sorry, Just not for me...It was going OK, but once the story started the devil & creepy stuff I stopped listening. I don't mind some creepy stuff but this was crazy, Please God it isn't true anyway. I found the narrator abit tiresome too. Sorry not fir me.

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perfect combination

A perfect combination of everything that draws me to a book crime, murder, serial killer and a touch of the paranormal what more could you want. Looking forward to my next read.

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  • 03-04-17

Attention grabbing

Enjoyed the back story it provided. Had to pay attention so nothing was missed! Great

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  • Sue
  • 04-11-16

Fantastic New Dectective Series

I love a whodunit. This book had me guessing every step of the way and the ending was something I didn't see coming. I am hoping that Audible will include the 2nd book in this series (for some reason only the first and third volumes are on Audible).

I'm addicted and hope to listen to more of this author's wonderful story telling.

Emma Newman was excellent as a reader as well. Highly recommend!

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  • Dana Jackson
  • 24-01-17

Evil

Couldn't finish it.
Too much evil and very scary. Didn't want it in my mind and subconscious.

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  • Lynne B. Wiley
  • 13-02-20

Never again

I was disappointed in this book. I did not realize it was going to be about the paranormal. Not my kind of read. I did finish it but don't plan to listen to the next in the series. Narration was great. Story is a little farfetched.

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  • Tonya
  • 18-01-17

Great listen!

I really liked this book and loved the narrator. The story kept my attention and was a welcome escape. I found myself looking forward to each chapter.

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  • Maya
  • 19-12-16

Great twist on my favorites - serial killers

I was a bit hesitant when I realized there was a paranormal element to this novel. the author does a brilliant job of bringing the demon into modern day England and a contemporary story, without losing our faith. really well done.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-16

intriguing but frustrating

the main character didn't follow through at obvious times she should. that was frustrating. if she had persisted, like the strong person, we hoped she was, she would have gathered more info. I hate knowing more about the character than the the author thinks I should.

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  • Michael S. Scott II
  • 15-12-16

I want more!!

really enjoyable book that started out slow but finished with a bang! I can't wait to start the next book and I will definitely follow this author on Facebook Twitter and Kindle.

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  • EMR 5731
  • 15-12-16

Good start!

The story line is a good beginning for a new series. Suspense, police procedural with a dab of the supernatural.

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  • M. Groom
  • 12-06-16

A page turner

If you could sum up Don't Turn Around in three words, what would they be?

Good character development

Who was your favorite character and why?

Will. He was steady and he tried

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

No

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I have no idea

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. The characters are relatable. The author makes you care about them.

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