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The Forgotten Child

A Riley Thomas Mystery, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Summary

Ever since Riley Thomas, reluctant medium extraordinaire, accidentally released a malevolent spirit from a ouija board when she was 13, she’s taken a hard pass on scary movies, haunted houses, and cemeteries. Twelve years later, when her best friend pressures her into spending a paranormal investigation weekend at the infamous Jordanville Ranch - former home of deceased serial killer Orin Jacobs - Riley’s still not ready to accept the fact that she can communicate with ghosts. 

Shortly after their arrival at the ranch, the spirit of a little boy contacts Riley; a child who went missing - and was never found - in 1973. 

In order to put the young boy’s spirit to rest, she has to come to grips with her ability. But how can she solve a mystery that happened a decade before she was born? Especially when someone who knows Orin’s secrets wants to keep the truth buried - no matter the cost.

©2018 Melissa Erin Jackson (P)2019 Melissa Erin Jackson

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  • Kimberly N
  • 18-08-20

GREAT READ...SO WHERE'S THE NEXT CHAPTER

just waiting on the next chapter of Riley...her story has to.be continued ...definitely will reccomend!

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  • JW
  • 07-03-20

narrator is annoying

the narrator is not good. speaks too fast and does not enunciate every word. she tries to do different voices and it does not work, it makes listening to this book annoying.

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  • Melissa Newell Wootton
  • 19-01-20

Can’t wait for book 2!

Following Riley through this mystery was so much fun! She is so easy to like! I enjoyed following her story and learning more about her and how and why she is the way she is.

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  • Cntrls
  • 09-01-20

Sound quality bad, but the story is well worth it

A lot of people complain about the narrators, but it seems to me more of a mix between really bad sound quality and the woman not being great at male voices. Still, you get used to it after a bit. The story itself though is really good. I enjoyed all the characters. there were a few moments of "oh gosh, you cant be that stupid." but it seems like all horror has some of that. lol

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  • Kellie Jussel
  • 30-09-19

The Story was worth giving a listen 😀

This story was well written with humor, drama, danger, and romance. I thought the characters were well developed and really enjoyed the relationship between Riley and Michael. The antagonist was very easy to hate. The only thing I didn't like was the voice of Brittany Gray. I'm not sure what it was but the story was worth it. Enjoy! 😁☕

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  • ML
  • 22-07-19

Distracting Narrator

The book is entertaining, but the main narrator has a lisp, which is really distracting. The narration leaves a lot to be desired.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-07-19

A Great Listen!

This is a fast-moving, engaging mystery with a strong narration. The voice of the serial killer, Orin, is creepily on point. Give this one a listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-19

Terrible narration

The main narrator had a lisp and her diction was very distracting. The story was interesting and would have been more eager to listen if the narration wasn’t so weird.

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  • Brandon Moore
  • 26-05-19

A Great Paranormal Mystery

I already loved this book, but the audio version adds so much to make it pop! I cant wait to read and hear more from the author!

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  • JLW
  • 13-05-19

Did not like the narrators

I did not like the narrators at all. One seemed to have a speech impediment, and the inflection was not appropriate in many parts of the text. It was hard to get into, because the reading style took me out of the story. I read for escape, and it was hard to do that the narrator was "obvious" to me. I found my mind wandering instead of listening. If I love a book, I have trouble leaving the car when I arrive at my destination. I did not have any trouble leaving the car while listening to this book.