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Publisher's Summary

An all-new creepy fantasy series from the New York Times best-selling author of Asylum.

After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, 17-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. 

But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.

Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure who to trust?

©2017 Madeleine Roux (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Zikayoka
  • 19-06-2017

One heck of A writer

Amazing storyteller, crisp defined characters, and awesome pacing. Narration sounded a little to cheerful for the subject matter, yet didn't detract from the haunting and original story. Worth a credit.

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  • Beth H.
  • 28-09-2017

Captivating

Absolutely amazing! Between the story itself and the performance of the reader, I had a hard time leaving the car to go into work. Absolutely shocking, exciting and thrilling to the very end!

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  • Frerin
  • 09-09-2021

good story lacking performance

I found the performance was lacking due to the performer putting the wrong voice inflections in character speech as well as doing the same accent for different charters of different ages. it made it a little confusing.
I loved the story though.

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  • Jeannie Irwin
  • 05-07-2021

Worth it

Great listen! I really enjoyed the twists of characters and plot. This is the first of a trilogy- I’d bought the 2nd and 3rd at a bookstore and was glad to find the first here!

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  • CamoGirl
  • 18-05-2020

An excellent read, by B.G. Wow!

This a great story, how it weaves everything together: The flashbacks and the present. I highly recommend this if anyone is looking for a story fully fleshed out with characters that grow on you!
Madeleine Roux is awesome writer and wants to take you on an adventure! Please read!

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  • jenny c. dunn
  • 10-01-2020

Dark and mesmerizing!

This was a little darker than anticipated, but I couldn't stop listening! I loved it. Definitely wanted more!

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  • Chas
  • 06-11-2019

Loved this story!

Great start to a series, really liked the narrator. Would definitely recomend it. Can't wait to start the next book.

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  • Imani Grey
  • 11-08-2019

poor Louisa

Was a more than stellar voice Actress, Thrilling plot and not to mention the dark maqam of things from going sad to worse. Louisa is all of us when our backs are to the wall, loved the symbolisms and little snippets of secrets here and there. Made me buy the entire series because I need to know more.

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  • Angela Briggs
  • 25-07-2019

One of the characters is Satan..lots of the occult

I just wanted to put that out there for people like me who don't mind dark stories so long as they do not include continuous references to the actual Bible and even Satan. Just makes me kind of uncomfortable. Buyer beware if you are sensitive to that kind of content!

The story had some pretty good aspects to it but kind of missed the mark for me. I felt like I listened to the whole thing just because I bought it. There were times when the story got really good, and then it just fell off or there was too much talk of the occult. If you are into that sort of thing, you may enjoy this story more.

I wasn't a huge fan of this narrator. Whenever she spoke as one of the characters, all of her sentences ended like questions. I am sure the Irish know how to end their sentences without questions.

The main character annoyed me. She seemed very...stubborn. Not in the, "I am going to stick to my wits because its right" way, but more "I am afraid and I don't want to hear anything or listen to anyone" kind of way. Dunno, she just wasn't a very enjoyable for me. Then what was supposed to be her big reveal had already been revealed...at the beginning of the book. But, then it was like convenient; not useful to the story.

I did enjoy the imagery of the ferryman. But, I feel like there were a lot of questions that were not answered. A lot of loose ends at the end of the story. I just didn't enjoy this book very much and it is NOT just because of the religious aspects. The story line just didn't wow me. I got this book because I enjoyed Asylum and figured this different wavelength of writing for this writer might be interesting to see. It wasn't :(

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  • Amanda
  • 06-08-2018

Whoa..!

I didn’t know if I would really like this book all that much but I loved it! I’ve already got the next book and the rest is in my wish list and my ears are patiently awaiting me to hurry up and keep listening so I can get to the next one!!!! The ending got me hard! I kept trying to be a detective during the book to figure out each character that visited Coldthistle house, some I got wrong but some I got right and it’s such fun! Can’t wait to continue listening to the next one!

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