Dead Spots by Rhiannon Frater
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
Date Read: March 2015
In the dead spots, dreams become reality, terror knows your name, and nightmares can kill you.
The stillbirth of Mackenzie's son destroyed her marriage. Grieving, Mac reluctantly heads for her childhood home to seek refuge with her mother, who constantly reminds her of life's dangers.
Driving across Texas, Mac swerves to avoid hitting a deer...and winds up in a dead spot, a frightening place that lies between the worlds of the living and the dead. If they can control their imaginations, people can literally bring their dreams to life—but most are beseiged by fears and nightmares which pursue them relentlessly.
Mackenzie's mother and husband haunt her, driving her to the brink of madness. Then she hears a child call for help and her maternal instincts kick into overdrive. Grant, Mac's ally in the dead spots, insists Johnny is a phantom, but the boy seems so real, so alive....
As the true horrors of the dead spots are slowly revealed, Mackenzie realizes that time is running out. But exits from the dead spots are nearly impossible to find, and defended by things almost beyond imagination.
Publisher: Audible, Tor
Also by this author: The First Days, Fighting to Survive, Siege br> br>
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Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.75
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Dead Spots by Rhiannon Frater was everything I have come to expect (in a brilliant kind of way) when cracking open a book by her: emotional, twisted, and at the core a story about overcoming life circumstances. LOVED IT!
1: This was different, unique, awesome, twisty, and downright not what I was expecting (storywise) at all (and I read her damn books should have known better than to assume I could figure it out)
2: Characters were complex. Everyone was a shade of grey!
3: Twists, Turns, and WOAHS! They all happened
4: Action! It was there and kind of awesome!
5: The world just rocked! I have now decided that I will never stop at an abandoned building ever on a road trip!
Narrated By Cassandra Campbell / Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins / Publisher: Audible Studios
Cassandra has never let me down on narration and she simply knocked it out of the park with Dead Spots. In fact, I was really surprised that she did “bit” crazy as well as she did. It just worked for me on most levels!
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