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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (333 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Benedict Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781423334354
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Two years ago, in idyllic Carystown, Kentucky, nine-year-old Isabella Moon disappeared on her way home from school. Is it just coincidence that Kate Russell, a young woman with no discernible past, arrived in town just months before Isabella’s disappearance? When Kate walks into Sheriff Bill Delaney’s office to tell him that Isabella’s ghost has led her to the child’s hidden grave, he immediately views her as a suspect. Mystery follows mystery as a local athlete drops dead, inexplicably, on the basketball court, and someone close to Kate is viciously murdered. Quiet Carystown was to be Kate’s salvation, and she’s settled into a comfortable job, a charming cottage, and a blissful romance. But having lied to her boyfriend, Caleb, for so long about the terrors of her past life, she finds she can’t trust him to understand the terror that Isabella Moon has now brought. And Kate’s best friend, Francie, is too wrapped up in her own troubles - particularly a secret affair with a man she at once loves and despises - to give Kate the help she needs. Utterly alone, Kate is torn between finding justice for the dead child and keeping away old ghosts of her own. The unsolved disappearance of Isabella Moon has been the biggest disappointment of Sheriff Delaney’s career. But he senses that Kate is trouble. As he investigates her impossible claims, he also uncovers a series of unsettling truths about Carystown itself. Behind his hometown’s genteel façade is a morass of lies and murder, drugs and destruction. And Carystown’s residents are about to discover that even though the past is buried, it can rise again - with a vengeance. Dark and suspenseful, tense and eerie, tinged with the supernatural, Isabella Moon is an engrossing, beautifully written debut novel, a breathtaking and artful story of the dark mysteries that can lurk in the most bucolic of places - and the ghost of a little girl who watches as evil rises unstoppably to the surface. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Athena | 2/16/2014

    " A bit disappointing. Another one of those books randomly picked off the mystery shelves of the local library. Somehow not as suspenseful as I would have like with an ending that was all together unsatisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/15/2014

    " the ending was a bit odd but its a interesting read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra | 2/6/2014

    " This should have been an interesting and suspenseful mystery, but in the hands of this author, it was just a mess -- too many storylines, distractingly bad soap opera-ish names, and after wasting my time reading 351 pages, I'm still not sure what the point of it all was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 2/5/2014

    " I was really disappointed actually. It took me a long time to really get into the story (about 8 chapters in) and then the way it ended was just a complete let down. What happened to the main character!!?! It just leaves way too many questions open ended. Honestly it was all just too dark for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/31/2014

    " I picked up Isabella Moon at the library on a whim, but found myself liking the characters and the plot and the supernatural aspects of this story. If you are looking for a good Halloween read, try this. I am looking forward to the next work by Laura Benedict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Hutto | 1/9/2014

    " I liked the book, but was disappointed with the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristin | 1/8/2014

    " lots of characters with twisted lives that have nothing to do with the story line and add nothing to the story but pages. This book was a waste of my time! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacy | 12/13/2013

    " Interesting enough that I finished it. Not so interesting that I am particularly happy that I finished it. Sigh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/5/2013

    " Good story but the ending left me with more questions than answers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 6/28/2013

    " A little more romance than I usually like in mysteries but I enjoyed this book. Interesting characters and a ghost who seems less spooky than spunky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 6/14/2013

    " I really liked this book though I was confused in the end about a couple of things. Seemed like it moved at a slow, but believable pace until the last part, when it felt rushed. Very engaging read... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 5/5/2013

    " Zero stars. This book was crap. I'm sorry I wasted any time on it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angelique fernandez | 2/27/2013

    " Not a good read. Should not be given any star at all; unconvincing, unenjoyable, and I hate my sister for choosing this instead of Eat Pray Love; I got this book as marked down price but still I think it should've been just given away for free or better yet not have been published at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lelia McKee | 8/1/2012

    " disappointed in the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 4/1/2012

    " An okay mystery story set in Kentucky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Bonacci | 3/10/2012

    " I liked this one, it was like a TV movie only I was reading instead of watching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lue | 2/8/2012

    " I like the book. In fact, I could not put it down. I did not find the end satisfactory thus the 3 star rating. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clare | 1/14/2012

    " Possibly one the most ridiculously written sex/love scenes ever. The dialogue was supposed to be sexy but it sounds like what I imagine a bad porno to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 11/12/2011

    " This book literally kept me up at night reading...to finish with a not-outstanding conclusion. 3 and half stars I'd award it, but I'll give it four because it's a first novel and because I've been thinking about it all day. It's a spooky ghost story/murder mystery/southern gothic tale. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 10/4/2011

    " This was one of those very strange books in which I don't particularly like any of the characters (maybe Kate and maybe Bill), but I wondered how the tangled web was woven and who's the good guy and who's the bad guy, so I kept reading. But in the end, the time spent really wasn't worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 9/30/2011

    " This book hooked me very early and kept my interest all the way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryke Barber | 7/23/2011

    " Nice thriller with good charcaterizations. The ghost aspect is a little unsurprising. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Annie Guy | 5/1/2011

    " This book stinks! I have 2 hours of listening left to finish the audiobook and I can hardly bear to keep listening to such a poorly written piece of work. I'll never read another book by this author again! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/17/2011

    " I didn't think there was really any suspense and it didn't grip me as it basically tells you who did what, too obvious for me but not a bad story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/30/2011

    " This was similar to a Jodi Picoult book and I love her writing. Also reminded me of "Lovely Bones" and "Sleeping with the Enemy". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/23/2011

    " Good story but the ending left me with more questions than answers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 12/7/2010

    " A wonderfully haunting ghost story. One of those books that stays with you long after you're done reading. It wrapped me so in to the lives of the characters that it was hard to separate myself from their town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 10/22/2010

    " I picked up Isabella Moon at the library on a whim, but found myself liking the characters and the plot and the supernatural aspects of this story. If you are looking for a good Halloween read, try this. I am looking forward to the next work by Laura Benedict. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 6/15/2010

    " It started out great. A little weird but an overall good story. And then you get to the end. It's like Benedict just got tired of the whole thing and wrote the last three or four chapters in fifteen minutes just to get it over with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 4/23/2010

    " All in all this was a good book. It grabbed my attention as I tried to figure it out. At times it seemed like there was a lot going on, but it all worked out. One thing though: another ending I didn't like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 3/22/2010

    " An excellent small town thriller coupled with a lovely, heart-breaking ghost story. Taut with dark under-currents and suspence, the imagery and sadness will stay with me awhile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/24/2010

    " I liked the book, but was disappointed with the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 2/16/2010

    " Easy read but a little too graphic for me. Drug use and a lot of sexual imagery. Not my taste. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Athena | 12/24/2009

    " A bit disappointing. Another one of those books randomly picked off the mystery shelves of the local library. Somehow not as suspenseful as I would have like with an ending that was all together unsatisfying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/25/2009

    " I had a hard time getting into this story... not sure why. Not many surprises worth noting. Some of the characters bothered me. Overall a pretty generic ghost story. I wish the ending had been better so I would've felt like it was worth the effort to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 8/22/2009

    " I found the ending disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiah | 7/31/2009

    " I went through a real mystery and horror phase once, but it was a while back. But that is the joy of libraries, they push you to read new things.

    The book is engaging, enjoyable and I found it difficult to put down. Glad I read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emma | 7/20/2009

    " Started, got a good five chapters in but it didn't grab me. It was boring, and lacked emotion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 7/20/2009

    " This book hooked me very early and kept my interest all the way through. "

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About the Author
Author Laura Benedict

Laura Benedict is the author of several dark suspense novels including Bliss House, praised as “Eerie, seductive, and suspenseful,” by Edgar award-winning author, Meg Gardiner; and Devil’s Oven, a modern Frankenstein tale. Her work has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, PANK, and numerous anthologies like Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads, and Slices of Flesh. A Cincinnati, Ohio native, Laura grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and claims both as hometowns. She currently lives with her family in the southern wilds of a Midwestern state, surrounded by bobcats, coyotes, and other less picturesque predators.

About the Narrator

Renée Raudman is an actor and multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.