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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (90 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Thayer Narrator: Melissa Edris and Paul Michael Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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With her acclaimed novel A Certain Slant of Light, Cynthia Thayer dazzled critics with her subtle grace and lyrical prose. Now this masterful storyteller brings her prodigious literary gifts to a very different kind of novel, a haunting edge-of-the-seat thriller that begins with a simple act of kindness and ends in a scene of escalating violence in a secluded Maine cabin.

The stranger arrived on a cool October evening. Jessie and Carl invited the stranded young man into their cabin, fed him supper, and let him spend the night. The next morning he repays their kindness by taking them prisoner in their own home.

Who is this man who calls himself Jonah? Why does he seem to know everything about them? What is his connection to their troubled, missing daughter, Sylvie? As Jonah's behavior grows increasingly erratic and frightening, Jessie and Carl are trapped in a single day of brutality and shattering revelations that will test the limits of their sanity and their will to survive.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 12/24/2013

    " I loved the characters and the flow of the book. It hooked me quickly and never let go to the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rowan MacBean | 11/5/2013

    " In the wee hours of the morning, I picked up this book, planning to read myself to sleep. Well, now I'm done with it, and I haven't slept. It kept my attention so well I didn't even notice when the sun came up or when my stomach started growling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lms7214 | 7/23/2013

    " psychological thriller about couple held captive in their home by a disturbed young man who knows their mentally unstable daughter....good...many layers "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/12/2013

    " All I could think was, has this woman been watching Funny Games? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 4/19/2013

    " Much scarier than I thought it would be. Ending felt abrupt though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/12/2012

    " This book was fascinating. It explored many interesting elements including mental illness and World War II Nazi Germany. It was so compelling I completed it in one day. Also by Thayer: "A Certain Slant of Light" and "Strong for Potatoes." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 6/18/2012

    " I couldn't finish this book I did not enjoy it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 6/6/2012

    " I read this book in a day... It was super easy to read and kept my interest, but nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 5/24/2012

    " A very different Cynthia Thayer book. But, well written and interesting characters as usual. Disturbing plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leeann | 8/14/2011

    " A surprising, really quick & well-written read! Enjoyed it thoroughly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 6/3/2011

    " All I could think was, has this woman been watching Funny Games? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/5/2010

    " Chilling and well-paced. Got to a point where I really could not put it down until I finished. Some
    disturbing scenes may haunt me forever, however. This speaks to Thayer's writing but isn't entirely pleasant ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 4/8/2010

    " This book caught me right away. A wonderful insight
    into relationships and the secrets all of us have even from
    loved ones.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/16/2009

    " This book was fascinating. It explored many interesting elements including mental illness and World War II Nazi Germany. It was so compelling I completed it in one day. Also by Thayer: "A Certain Slant of Light" and "Strong for Potatoes." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leeann | 8/1/2009

    " A surprising, really quick & well-written read! Enjoyed it thoroughly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 6/21/2009

    " A very different Cynthia Thayer book. But, well written and interesting characters as usual. Disturbing plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 3/3/2009

    " I read this book in a day... It was super easy to read and kept my interest, but nothing special. "

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