Narrator: Jessica McEvoy
Published by Self Published on 21 December 2015
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
Genres: Horror, Paranormal
Source: Author, Submitted
Agatha isn't looking forward to Christmas. While other eight-year-olds are hoping for a pile of presents, she just wants her evil stepsisters to leave her alone. Summer and Rain have a cruel idea of what passes for fun, and it always involves tormenting Agatha.
When the three of them get stuck inside their house on Christmas Eve, the twins force Agatha to play a twisted version of hide and seek. But they aren't the only things hiding in the house, and someone is about to get more than they bargained for beneath the tree.
©2015 Caryn Larrinaga (P)2015 Caryn Larrinaga
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Hide and Seek is a short, quick and creepy listen.
Agatha is an eight year old girl that has a divorced and remarried mother and step father. Her new father also has two young girls, a little older than her, but right around her age. These two step sisters are the stereotypical evil step sisters that plague Agatha’s every waking moment. The story is told in the first person from Agatha’s perspective. So we get to experience the torment in full force.
I had a feeling that the ending was going to end with a twist but it was not the twist I thought it was going to be. This always tells me that the author, Caryn Larrinaga, has real talent as to not give everything away in a straight forward manner. Making the paranormal aspect hit me in the face with a huge face palm.
For a horror story it was pretty tame and focused almost solely on the emotional torture that Agatha has been going through. Making it a really good psychological suspense thriller.
I really enjoyed Jessica McEvoy’s voice. Female narrators, at least the ones that I have listened to, tend to have a very youthful, high pitched voice that do have their place. McEvoy does not have this, at least not in this story, she uses a soft-spoken, almost a loud whisper throughout. That was perfect for keeping the story on the creepy side.
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