Stranger in the Woods Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Photographer Isla Wilson is thrilled she's landed her dream job, but the clients who hired her are getting stranger by the day.
It sounded so perfect—a month's assignment at the lush Scottish Highlands property of architect Alban McGregor, and his wife, Jessica.
But in the woods, there's a playhouse with a chilling history.
Two years ago, the McGregors' daughter Elodie was abducted and then died in that playhouse. The townspeople insist her abductor had to be a stranger in their town. Alban refuses to knock the playhouse down, even keeping a picture of it on his wall.
Sensing the McGregors and townspeople are keeping terrible secrets, Isla plans to discover the truth.
But the closer Isla comes to uncovering answers, the more the danger mounts. And with a dense cover of snow now blanketing the town, all chance of escape might already be gone.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 57 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||September 06 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #58,656 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#432 in International Mystery & Crime (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,147 in Crime Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,289 in Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
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A very enjoyable fast-paced read with creative plot twists woven around interesting characters and set in the beautiful backdrop of Scotland.
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Isla steps into this new environment, understandably nervous, but settles in quickly. She makes friends with some of the neighbouring families, but can’t hit it off with Alban’s wife, Jessica. The tension in the McGregor household and surroundings steadily grows as Isla becomes immersed in the tragedy that befell Elodie.
The author builds the suspense and danger as Isla gets closer to the truth. There are plenty of suspects for the abduction and some good twists. The final twist left me gasping, more in disbelief than surprise, but that’s only my take. It doesn’t detract from what is a well written and crafted story with vivid and engaging characters, all set in a lovingly described and atmospheric Scottish Highlands setting.
I had to knock it down a star as there are quite a lot of repetitive mistakes in it, apostrophes mainly being her bugbear, it appears. She got them right maybe a third of the time, so someone knows the difference, but the other two-thirds were wrong. The main problem was in names, persistently writing McGregor's (as a named example) and not McGregors'. Highly distracting and inconsistent. So was bee line written like this, something I've not seen before. She wrote draft and not draught and onto not on to once but that was it for spelling errors, which is good-going these days.
She did refer to Isla binge-watching a TV series and in the next breath told us she'd decided to finish watching later which caught my eye and I wondered too about Isla being met in a Departure lounge as opposed to an Arrival one !!! We were also told Aubrey's parents had returned home one morning but that previous night they'd been partying at her home so that was also a bit baffling. A way into the story she also mentioned Alban's "easy charm" which went totally against all her feelings about him we'd read up till then !! The first 200+ pages she'd spent telling us that he was a bit odd, really, so I'm not sure why she did that. Then in April (in Scotland) Alban was bemoaning the fact that summer hadn't last long enough.
I really liked her very sweet dedication at the beginning for her dad, though it made me sniffy, too and the cover's a very nice and eye-catching one as well.
Apparently the heroine 'forgot' that she had lived in Scotland long enough to go through a surrogate pregnancy and give birth when she decided to not only go back to Scotland but to stay with the family she had provided the baby to her own mother didn't mention it ! !
The culprit was apparently desperate for a baby but used a condom ! ! And kept out of bed and rushed round to the surrogate (nice) the husband apparently didn't notice ! !
What ever makes Anni Taylor think she can write ? ?
To save every ones time Peyton (who ever would be named Peyton? ?) Is the child abuser