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Summary

A game that turns to a nightmare....

Non Omnis Moriar

I shall not altogether die

A young boy watches his mother die. A sadistic man dies in agony. Drunk students play with a Ouija board in a damp cellar. Can bricks and mortar retain imprints of the emotions experienced within them? 

Frannie is delighted when a chance meeting with a handsome man and his son leads to a romance. The fact that the relationship is marred by gruesome tragedies, she dismisses as an unsettling coincidence. But eventually she can no longer ignore the fact that she is the only thing linking these horrible events. Is it a murderous practical joke? 

Or worse?

©2020 Peter James (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Great Supernatural Thriller

When I pre-ordered this book I thought it was a brand new standalone novel by Peter James, though I discovered it was actually first published in 1992! However it has now been released on Audible.

The book starts in 1652 with a gruesome murder and then moves to 1988 when a young boy witnesses the death of his mother in a car accident. I couldn't work out how these two events could be connected, but the clink is very gradually revealed during the book.

I felt the book had a bit of an old fashioned feel, possibly because it is almost 30 years old, but while listening to the book I felt a real feeling of dread and foreboding. Peter James really does do horror very well (I loved The House on Cold Hill). The ending felt a little rushed, but I loved the prologue which made me gasp!

Nathalie Buscombe does a fantastic job with the narration.

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Very gruesome!

I think these books are for horror fans only - not being one, the opening scene was just too gruesome and violent for me! I did finish the book (and the rest wasn't as bad) but I definitely wouldn't say 5star.

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Absolutely brilliant!

I’ve listened to a lot of Peter James work but this is undoubtedly my favourite. I listened to the entire book in 24 hours because I couldn’t put it down. Tense, chilling, and absolutely captivating. I listened to some of his other supernatural books last year but for me, this one is in a different league. It helped that I really liked the narrator. In all honesty I often avoid books with young female voices as the narration is often dire and I get frustrated that the same few women are chosen again and again slaughtering great books when there are some great British actresses who could actually do the books justice. I really liked this narrator. She brought the story to life and did just enough to characterise without it getting in the way. Really glad I bought it.

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Great scary read

The story is a great ghost story with twists and turns.I was hooked from start to finish! Would make a great movie if it hasn’t already

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Bloody brilliant

I generally love Peter James books but this one is the best yet!! I wish it was longer!

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Nightmarish

Consistently enthralling throughout; I couldn’t stop listening. I highly recommend this novel to all who enjoy horror and/or Peter James’ books. This is superb!
The narration is excellent too.

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Not very good.

Barbara Cartland meets Denis Wheatly but.....the romance has no passion and the horror no tension. Lacking any suspense with shallow predictable characters, about as exciting as a mill pond, a very calm mill pond.

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great listen

This book was like Pringles-once you start you can't stop. The story is great and narrated well

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can't make my mind up

I love the Roy Grace novels and this is obviously nothing like those. I love Dean Koontz and Stephen King and guess this is more along the lines of those but it isn't. just not really my kind of book. I did finish it but it was a bit of a struggle

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a good listen

awesome start. It became a bit flat at the end but still a great story.

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WELL, I TOOK A CHANCE ...

Although this is not in the genre I normally listen to, I took a chance because of the author (great Roy Grace novels) and the narrator. What a great duo these two turned out to be; the story was interesting, well-paced, with likable characters and unexpected turns, and the narrator was terrific. “Prophecy” would also make a good movie.

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