Christine Lakin's superb narration of this horror novel from the author of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER immerses listeners in the gruesome. Christopher and his mother, Kate, finally settle in Pennsylvania after years of moving around. But what they thought was a safe and secure home turns out to be a playground for something sinister. When Christopher disappears for six days in the forest, Kate never expects it will be the start of a battle against evil forces. Lakin is exceptional in portraying the story's many characters: seven-year-old Christopher, fierce Kate, an intrepid sheriff, a soft-voiced gentleman dubbed the "Nice Man," and the "hissing lady." As Christopher uncovers mysteries, Lakin's multifaceted voice creates a mood of dread. Despite the work's length, Lakin keeps listeners engaged. A.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781549143182 $45.00 Twenty CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5491-4319-9 $26.98
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