Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Published by Self Published / Indie on 6 February 2014
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
You wake up in the morning to discover that you have been sealed into your home. The doors are locked, the windows are barred. There's no way out.
A madman is playing a deadly game with you and your family. A game with no rules, only consequences. So what do you do? Do you run? Do you hide?
Or do you die?
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I knew when Michaelbrent Collings started the book with veteran police officers vomiting everywhere the book was going to be an experience. Michaelbrent has done what few authors have been able to do —- he scared me half to death and kept me up most of the night thinking about my secrets and who I trust without a second thought.
This is about a family who has suffered a devastating loss of an older son and their mechanisms to deal with his death and their now fractured family. On the anniversary of their son’s death, the family once again struggles to become “normal” and fail. Although there are some glints that normalcy has returned it is but an illusion.
Waking from a solid night of sleep, a family of four (mom, dad, and 2 teenagers) finds themselves sealed in their home with no escape route. They are tormented and unmercifully tortured by an unknown stranger. Through phone messages left by schools and HR personnel over the course of a week, it becomes clear that no one is coming to help them. Although it is the 21st century their connection to the outside world is tenuous at best – twitter, facebook, texting. NO ONE has cared enough to check on them in the week they have been missing! Although as a reader, one might believe this to be absurd, Michaelbrent undeniably demonstrates otherwise.
A hidden stranger playing a deadly game and who has become judge, jury and executioner has decided that only those who confess their secrets willingly will live – moving from room to room searching for a way out, corpses are found, secrets are revealed, and more corpses are made.
In reading this horrifying book, you WILL change how you open your door to strangers, who has access to your home, family and secrets! You will no longer be passive because Michaelbrent won’t allow it as he puts the fear of strangers in you!
This particular stranger is not obvious, not someone you would see coming – he’s no guy offering candy or a lift or someone seeking help finding his lost dog or a hitchhiker – this is evil incarnate and will strike fear in you! The final twist to this tale is one that will keep you awake!!
This is an excellent book – well written and plot very well developed. Amazingly, at the end of the book Michaelbrent states his family needed money to buy food and he wrote this book quickly the first time; the second rewrite he improved it – it is frightening to know that anyone can write such a truly terrifying book quickly!
The narrator, Jeffrey Kafer is excellent. He reads smoothly and with just the right tone and enthusiasm. He’s clear and has a firm grasp of the characters.
The publisher, Michaelbrent Collings has done an excellent job in recording the audible version of the book. There were no issues, everything was clear.
If you love to be scared, this is the audiobook for you. Michaelbrent Collings not only gets in your mind and messes with you, he STAYS!
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