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Stranger in the Woods

By: Anni Taylor
Narrated by: Harriet Gordon-Anderson
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Publisher's Summary

Photographer Isla Wilson is thrilled she's landed her dream job, but the clients who hired her are getting stranger by the day.

It sounded so perfect—a month's assignment at the lush Scottish Highlands property of architect Alban McGregor, and his wife, Jessica.

But in the woods, there's a playhouse with a chilling history.

Two years ago, the McGregors' daughter Elodie was abducted and then died in that playhouse. The townspeople insist her abductor had to be a stranger in their town. Alban refuses to knock the playhouse down, even keeping a picture of it on his wall.

Sensing the McGregors and townspeople are keeping terrible secrets, Isla plans to discover the truth.

But the closer Isla comes to uncovering answers, the more the danger mounts. And with a dense cover of snow now blanketing the town, all chance of escape might already be gone.

ANNI TAYLOR lives on The Central Coast, north of Sydney, Australia, with her partner and four boys. Her thriller novels include The Game You Played, Birds in Flight and Poison Orchids.

©2018 Anni Taylor (P)2022 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Great story, loads of twists

Great story - fast paced, engaging. Masterfully narrated - a pleasure to listen to. definitely recommend

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Another hit!

This is my second book by this author and she’s fantastic I really enjoyed this book and the last one I’ll be listing to the rest of the books from her definitely recommend this!

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Strong start - Weak finish

I was consumed at the start with this book. However it then dragged and then limped to the finish line, and became completely implausible. With a far too neat and convenient stitch up of details at the end, it lost all integrity. Unfortunate as I was captivated at the beginning.

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Great story!

Loved the story and the choice of narrator was perfect, I loved the character voicing. What a great twist at the end.

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Excellent book.

I thoroughly enjoyed this title, becoming very hooked quite early on in the story.
I was unsure initially about the two intertwining plots, feeling as though it overly complicated things.
The connection between the two was executed wonderfully though. A job very well done. I will explore more from this author and the narrator also.

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A Brilliant Read

This is the first book I have read by Anni Taylor and it was a really good read. I had this book as a freebie on my Audible plus, so I wasnt expecting something this good. A LOT of twists and turns I had no ideas of what the outcomes were going to be. The narrator does a good accent but I think Aviemore is the only word pronounced wrong!! Or it could be a new suburb or town in Scotland hahaha Anyway I am off to actually purchase the first in "The Tallman's Valley" series by same author, thanks Anni & Audible for making this available (Audible plus is a great way to listen to new authors) Regards Chrissie

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The narrator is great

Absolutely a great story with a most enjoyable voice narrator. A narrator is just as important as the story and she does this such a gentle justice.

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Gripping story

Fabulous story, perfectly narrated
First time listening to this author, will be looking for others

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Loved it.

Kept me guessing the whole way through. Great story, Lots of characters but easy to follow.

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Brilliant story

A beautifully told story on some dark subject matter. Excellent plot twists that keep you guessing to the end

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