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Thirteen

A Psychic Surveys Companion Novella
Narrated by: Toni Frutin
Series: Psychic Surveys Companion, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

Although Thirteen feeds into the best-selling Psychic Surveys series, and is the story of sub-character, Ness, it can also be read as a standalone.

Don't leave me alone in the dark....

In 1977, Minch Point Lighthouse on Skye's most westerly tip was suddenly abandoned by the keeper and his family - no reason ever found. In the decade that followed, it became a haunt for teenagers on the hunt for thrills. Playing 13 Ghost Stories, they'd light 13 candles, blowing one out after every story told until only the darkness remained.

In 1987, following her success working on a case with Sussex Police, 25-year-old psychic Ness Patterson is asked to investigate recent happenings at the lighthouse. Local teen Ally Dunn has suffered a breakdown following time spent there and is refusing to speak to anyone. Arriving at her destination on a stormy night, Ness gets a terrifying insight into what the girl experienced.

The case growing ever more sinister, Ness realises: some games should never be played.

©2017 Shani Struthers (P)2018 Shani Struthers
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Toni Frutin reads well and has a pleasant voice, my only issue was that the story is told in the first person, the first person (Ness) is from the South Coast of England. whilst she attempted an English accent when she was reading Ness's conversations, she used her own Scottish accent when Ness wasn't talking aloud and I found that disconcerting.

The story was well written until the end when it just seemed to trail off, that was disappointing as I've read all the Psychic Surveys series.

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Loved it

Honestly can’t get enough of these stories. Ness is wonderful. So real & just want to know she’s ok!
Creepy tale, culminating into a full on creep fest when things get together! I don’t want to put any spoilers. Such tension.
The characters are live and wonderful at the centre of these tales.
Narrator as always so soothing and tension building. Great!

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  • Sherrie I. LaForce
  • 21-08-18

good story but not as good as her other ones

story was okay plot was just okay and the narrator was okay so it was kind of an average book

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  • Akhila Nandgopal
  • 20-07-18

Awesome!

This was so good! I loved getting to know Ness more! She is such an elusive person in the main series and now I love knowing her.

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  • Mikhaila R.
  • 25-06-18

Another Solid Story by Shani Struthers!

I've been happily losing myself in Shani Struther's books recently and though I rarely write reviews, I felt compelled to write this one. While the Novella itself is a great companion to the Psychic Surveys series (really loved Ness' backstory), I was absolutely transfixed by the narration. Toni Frutin did an outstanding job bringing the author's characters to life!