Having suffered a traumatic encounter with a deranged killer, Jesse is alone and trying to survive daily. After several failures, Jesse is once again seeking employment when she is hired by Morgan and Ryland to help out at their horse ranch. Not willing to accept help at first, Jesse receives the support and psychological assistance she needs to heal. The closeness of both Morgan and Ryland enables Jesse to face her demon in more than one way.
Alison Naomi Holt, the author, draws from her own experiences of PTSD and weaves a psychological thriller that will haunt the listener. Not only were the experiences that triggered the PTSD episodes detailed but so were the reactions. The pain Jesse endured daily is haunting and lingers well past the ending of the book. All the emotions presented in this book are authentic and captivating. The details of each character, interaction, and emotion described are richly vivid and moving.
The narrator, Christa Lewis provides a moving performance with unique voices for each character. She interjects enough fear, anger, nonchalance, and more into the words and characters. She enhances the emotional nuances of characters and situations perfectly. Lewis gives a strong performance that engages the listener fully.
The psychological aspect of this novel and the characters are not just well written but are compelling and mind-blowing. This book is being awarded the Audiobook Reviewers Choice Award as it deserves a higher rating than the standard five-star ranking.
There were no issues with the sound or quality of this audiobook, it was clear and crisp.