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Keepers of the Cave

Johnston & Riley Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Abby Craden
Series: Johnston & Riley Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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While the investigations go on in Dallas and Baton Rouge after the disappearance of a senator's daughter, FBI agents CJ Johnston and Paige Riley are assigned to the sleepy backwoods of East Texas for a dead-end assignment to infiltrate an all-girls school. 

Random disappearances dating back 50 years and more raise red flags that point to the tiny, isolated community of Hoganville. But CJ and Paige fear there will be little distraction from the memories of the one-night stand they shared six months ago. 

Nevertheless, they integrate themselves into the lives of the teachers and staff, but soon the odd behavior of the townspeople has them convinced something sinister lurks there. Something, perhaps, that even the residents of Hoganville don't know about.

©2012 Gerri Hill (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Tracy
  • 22-06-2019

Kept me intrigued the entire time!

Not one for romance novels; however, lately I was turned on to them. I am more into murder mystery, serial killer (you know ... effed stuff), and more. This definitely has an effed up scenario about breaking into and destroying a cult. The romance was hot and you could feel the tension of the characters.

Between both of these aspects, the book kept me intrigued from being to end. I blew through the book in two days. I stayed up late and the moment I awoke, I put my headphones back on.

Now to the narration... it was hands down fabulous. Not many women can pull off men's voices very well, Abby Craden did. Also the flip flopping between characters was flawless. For me, if I can close my eyes and feel as if different characters are really talking and not just someone pretending to be these different voices; then they are good. Well, more than good ... they are awesome. Can't wait until the next book.

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  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 13-06-2019

Creepy, Murder Mystery with 2 Sexy FBI agents

first, I have to admit Gerri Hill and Abby Craden can do no wrong in my opinion. I get overly excited when I see new audiobooks of either and when together... destined to be greatness! This book did not disappoint. From the beginning until the end, I was hooked. Loved the characters and the mystery was creepy and great! Loved every minute of it.

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  • Carolyn G. Manuel
  • 04-06-2019

A Cult and a Hunt for Missing Girls

Two FBI agents are sent under cover to small town and juvenile detention school. They are searching for evidence of missing young women. Posing as a lesbian couple they infiltrate the school and find a mystery that is unbelievable. Great performance and ending. Love anything by Gerri Hill. Recommend.

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  • Desmond Clark
  • 06-06-2019

Great Caesar’s Ghost what a story!!

This was one scary story! From the first mention of the screams in the woods at Hogansville; to disappearing people; to who knows what evil lurks in one’s heart; I’ve been on the edge of my mind attempting to fathom what in the world was going on in this story!! A must read - as I’m not telling anything — that will keep you guessing!! Serious horror story!!

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  • 386 Senior
  • 07-07-2019

Not your usual Gerri Hill

It started out fairly interesting, then it got kind of slow and boring and finally unbelievable with a really hurried ending that left you wondering. I have read all of Gerri Hill's books and this did not even sound like her. I was very disappointed. I have always given her a 5 star rating but not this one.

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  • Emily
  • 21-06-2019

GREAT LISTEN!!!

This book has EVERYTHING!!! Kept me on my TOES!!! Can’t wait for the next in the series!!! Abby Amazing as always!!

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  • Sab
  • 20-06-2019

WOW

Great book, but I don’t think I can take the next one it is way too fantasy for me... my heart is till palpitating...
And Abby Craden wow she is so good getting the listener into the dark mood of this book....

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  • Kris
  • 07-08-2019

Out of the Park good!!!

Very well written.
I found it to be an amazing thriller. loved the main characters and the other supporting members. This Book has just enough angst to keep you hooked until the end; and with a long breath you find yourself wanting so much more of it.

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  • Sheena at The Lesbian Review
  • 02-08-2019

So good

I am in love with this audiobook. It’s the perfect blend of scary, mystery and romance. And Craden couldn’t have delivered a better performance. Absolutely worth it

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  • Silverwalnut
  • 28-07-2019

KEEPERS OF THE CAVE

This novel was a fun listen. Strange but fun. The story is not my usual type of reading selection but as I said I was entertained and that is why I read to be entertained. On my way to listen to book two.

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  • miss cj langran
  • 08-06-2019

Simply amazing

Really out there story worked really really well. Gerri Hill seems to be able to turn her hand to all genres with total confidence. Loved main characters particularly CJ, but I suspect that this was mostly to do with the talented Abby Craden. The book has set itself up for a blistering sequel, I can’t wait.

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  • Nanook
  • 07-06-2019

Excellent

I read the print edition of this in one sitting a few years ago. It was so bizarre and yet consuming, well written and with her usual amount of humour, sex and drama. Gerri Hill is really very good at the combination . Reviewing the story by having Abby Craden read it to me was a real treat, and I eagerly await more of the same from these two.

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  • SVC
  • 08-08-2019

Great story, very engaging

hope there's a follow up story to this as so many questions left unanswered. really enjoyed it.

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  • Bernadette
  • 02-07-2019

excellent storytelling

gripping tale and a lovely couple at odds with each other. loved the narration by Abby Craden. made the story come alive.

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  • Mrs Lucinda Begg
  • 07-06-2019

Would I recommend this book?

Depends on whether or not you are into lesbian sex. The repeated sex got to the stage that it was annoying and boring. More could have been added to what had the potential to be a really good story. Won’t rush to listen to another Gerri Hill book.

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