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Summary

You can't see them. But they can see you.  

This forest isn't charted on any map. Every car breaks down at its treeline. Mina's is no different. Left stranded, she is forced into the dark woodland only to find a woman shouting, urging Mina to run to a concrete bunker. As the door slams behind her, the building is besieged by screams. 

Mina finds herself in a room with a wall of glass, and an electric light that activates at nightfall, when the watchers come above ground. These creatures emerge to observe their captive humans and terrible things happen to anyone who doesn't reach the bunker in time. Afraid and trapped among strangers, Mina is desperate for answers. Who are the watchers and why are these creatures keeping them imprisoned, keen to watch their every move?

©2022 Head of Zeus (P)2021 W F Howes

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"Dark, claustrophobic." (T. Kingfisher, author of Paladin's Grace)

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Worth the listen!

Original take on traditional folklore, really kept me on the edge of my seat! One of the best audiobooks I have listened to in a long time. I have already added the author’s next title to my wish list.

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Gripping!

Couldn't stop listening and kept guessing until the end. Loved it! Good narrator too

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A well-read audio.

I loved how the writer got into the character's heads and showed how they interacted with each other and their environment.
Some readers might find the isolation of the story tedious, but the characters batted off each other enough to keep me interested. If I was reading this story instead of listening to the audiobook, I might well have lost interest.
I found the narrator's voice very clear, and she gave the main characters individual traits, so there was no confusion over who was who.
I look forward to more coming out from this author and the narrator. They are a winning combination.

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Outstanding!

A suffocatingly claustrophobic and unsettling read. This book goes beyond horror, as it is crafted beautifully and has a lovely melodic feel to it. Outstanding performance by the narrator, who created a really immersive experience. I’ll keep my light on!

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Phenomenal! Gripping! Must read!

Wow! Excellent read.. Loved every second. Very chilling and gripping story, a real page-turner.

Characters were great, the narrator was fantastic so hats off to Jacqueline Milne. Couldn't recommend enough and I cannot wait to read more A.M. Shine.

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  • 13-08-22

Good Fairy tale

This was different. I really enjoyed the narrator's Irish accent, it was great for story telling.

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  • 11-08-22

Horrifying and Awesome

To those who like their horror books to conjure realistic, creative and memorable moments to mind and carve them there, buy this book.
Well written too and would give more than 5 stars if I could, not only because of the aforementioned attributes, but the character development that really made you care about their peril.
I have hundreds of Audible books. This one is in the top three of the best . Enjoy…if that’s the right word about nearly perfect horror.

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  • 28-07-22

Freaky

This was a freaky one for sure. Nice twists and turns and the ending makes you want more.

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  • 28-07-22

That ENDING though!

Truly blown away by the twists in the tail end of the story. Definitely going on my favorites list.

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  • 22-07-22

This was amazing

This book was great. I loved every second of it. The writing was beautiful, this author knows just how to paint a picture. The ending slapped me in the face and I can’t wait to read more by this writer!
The narration was perfect.

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  • 19-05-22

Loved every second

Had to pace myself so it lasted as long as possible. (Four days). Absolutely loved everything about this. The story, the characters, the setting, the narrator was PERFECT. I listen to audible a lot (constantly) and this was top three books for sure. There was a place this could have ended and felt like it might, but the story kept going and it added SO much depth. Just loved it. I’m so sad it’s over and the author hasn’t written more books. I’ll be keeping an eye out for sure.

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  • 17-05-22

Chillingly Amazing Story

Really really great story. It was so good I listened all the way through. You never know quite what to expect, but I guarantee you won't see it coming .

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  • 15-05-22

Everything old….

…Is new again!
Do you remember? Did you believe? This is an awesome take on myths from the old land. Well written characters and a super creepy setting really bring the story to life. Jacqueline Milne gives a outstanding performance. I can’t wait for more!