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Janet works as a telephone operator in 1950s Richmond, Va. When she patches through a call for help from a child reporting an intruder at an isolated farm, she realizes she knows the family. Enlisting the help of the man she desires, she makes an emergency trip to help someone in danger - or is it, really, to help herself?

©2013 Cary Holladay (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Debbie
  • 19-12-2020

1950s Richmond, Virginia Telephone Operator

This short tale of an old time telephone operator that overhears a terrified child making an emergency call to report an intruder in their home is mysterious and interesting. Janet enlists the help of the man she believes she is in love with to go and help her rescue the child, whose parents have both been brutally assaulted, and then the story takes some unusual twists and turns. Since I was born in the 1950s, I can clearly remember the days of party lines and telephone operators. Janet got to the house before the police did, since she knew the family, saving the lives of the parents and protecting the frightened child. Good short listen.

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  • Cat Teacher
  • 06-10-2016

Love the quirky details!

Cary Holladay never disappoints. She has a way of gleaning the quirky details of everyday life. I loved listening to this story!

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