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Possession

Narrated by: Charlotte Stevens
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Summary

A terrifying novel of a young man who is willing to defy everything. Even death.... 

Fabian Hightower has been killed in a car crash. At least, that is what a policeman is asking Alex, his mother, to believe. But Alex knows she saw him that morning - at a time when he must have been dead.   

When the funeral is over Alex tries hard to forget her bizarre experience. But her mind seems to be playing strange tricks on her, turning her grief into horror. When she turns to a medium her worst fears are realised. Fabian has unfinished business, and he is determined to come back. But why?  

Whatever the answer, something terrifies the medium so much she refuses to return. Alex longs to turn to others for support. But there is a secret about Fabian that only she knows - a secret she must never share....

©2020 Peter James (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"One of the best crime writers in the business." (Karin Slaughter)

"Genuinely frightening...only Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Stephen King's The Shining have scared me as much." (Evening Standard)

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  • 19-04-20

Different

Couldn't put it down but then the ending was abrupt and obscure, some untied threads.

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Never Again

When will I learn?
Once again I find a horror book by this author to be absolutely awful, a writer in this genre he is not.

Been bitten too many times...……..

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Normally love Peter James's books

Normally enjoy Peter James's books but this one was good up to the last few chapters. The story felt like it was missing big chunks and I found it hard to follow. Still unsure about what actually happened. Can't talk about it because I don't want to spoil it for anyone that might want to listen.
Disappointed.

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Genuinely Spooky

A very entertaining read for all who enjoy supernatural stories. Elements of mystery and the paranormal are blended in the plot, and the result is a binge-worthy listen. Recommended.

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Normally I love Peter James, but on this occasion I could not bear the narrator! He sounds as though he is straight out of a stately home with the nasal intonation often heared.
Sorry Peter, its coming back, I cannot listen to him.

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  • 01-06-20

Loved it

I loved it even though it was so far fetched. It was very creepy in places.
Finished it in a day so quite fast moving. Well narrated. The narrator definitely brought it to life. I like Peter James books anyway so I suppose I'm a bit biased.

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  • 31-05-20

ghost story

narrator good clear expression able to change characters
not keen on story kept going hoping for the best but wouldn't recommend main female protagonist irritating with 'darling Fabian'
and helplessness pity I like Author

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possession

gripping entertaining book loved it struggled to finish unsuspected ending looking to find another book by this author

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Brilliant

This book had me hooked from page 1 to the very end. Spooky and gripping