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Summary

When Sylvia looks out her bedroom window at night and sees a child face down in the pond next door, she races into her neighbor's garden. But the pond is empty, and no one is answering the door. Wondering if night feeds and sleep deprivation are getting to her, she hurriedly retreats. Besides, the fact that a local child has gone missing must be preying on her mind.

Then, a week later, she hears the sound of a man crying through her bedroom wall. The man living next door, Sam, has recently moved in. His wife and children are away for the summer, and he joins them at weekends. Sylvia finds him friendly and helpful, yet she becomes increasingly uneasy about him.

Then Sylvia's little daughter wakes one night, screaming that there's a man in her room. This is followed by a series of bizarre disturbances in the house. Sylvia's husband insists it's all in her mind, but she is certain it's not - there's something very wrong on the other side of the wall.

©2017 Andrea Mara (P)2018 Tantor

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The narrator was dreadful. Her character voices were good but otherwise strange rise and fall.

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great story with plenty of twist

Loved this story, its just so exciting. lots of twists and turns.
The dates are important because the story goes forward and back while you piece the story together.
Performance isn't this best, but the character voices are quite good
I found it easier to listen to at x1.5 speed. It evens out the pitch.

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  • IV
  • 28-06-18

The narrator is not good.

I’m not even halfway through this book and I’m so annoyed by the narrator’s voice. Her tone is constantly high and low. At this point I have no idea what is going on with the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-05-18

Misery loves company

A hauntingly good tale reminiscent of Stephen King, Ruth Ware, and many others. The threads of the story reveal their importance by the end...slow burn worth but the wait.

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  • Valerie
  • 12-07-18

Narrator ruined the book

I was so excited to listen to this book, but I could not get passed the narrator; No problem with pronunciation but she has a sort of lilting, sing song way of reading that actually made me cringe. Each sentence starts on a higher note and then fades to a lower pitch. I felt like I was listening to nursery rhymes.....Could not handle it so I abandoned listening after about an hour. Wanted to return the book but could not see any option for doing so.

It may well be an incredible novel but I'm not prepared to wade through the narration.

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  • Jodi
  • 10-06-18

Wow

Great listen. Couldn’t stop. Excellent narration. Great story with lots of twists & turns. A must read. Will not disappoint.