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From the author of A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World comes a haunting and suspenseful story of isolation and dread within a small island community. 

There's something in the water.... 

On the edge of the Northern Atlantic lies a remote island. The islanders are an outwardly harmonious community - but all have their own secrets, some much darker than others. And when a strange disorder begins to infect them all, those secrets come to light. Ferry service fails, and contact with the mainland is lost. Rumors begin to swirl as a temporary inconvenience grows into nightmarish ordeal. The fabric of the once tight-knit island is unnervingly torn apart—and whatever the cause, the question soon stops being how or why it happened, but who, if anyone, will survive.

©2022 C. A. Fletcher (P)2022 Redhook

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Hmmmm....very atmospheric

Props for putting us on this island and creating the atmosphere that the author did, but... The book was quite long and is one of those "slow burn" novels. And frankly, when it got to the "action" part, I found that I preferred all the build-up with the character and world building. (I actually have no idea if this island exists or not--must look it up.)

All her characters are either fully realized or developed enough that you don't feel like you're missing anything. Problem is that there are too many of them--some much more interesting than others. There are so many that they all get a turn. I'd be reading about the Telco man (completely uninterested) and be thinking, can we please get back to Sig's POV--or some of the other few that I found interesting.

I also sort of felt like we got short shrift on Sig, her niece, et al solving the mystery of what was going on. As for what was going on...hmmmm. Well. At least it was not the "usual."

Loved the ravens!

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loved it

I loved the introduction, I really felt like I got to know the characters. When the action began it was creepy and unique. The narrator was amazing as well. My only disappointment was that there were a couple of chapters near the end that were cut off. I don't know how much was removed, but it was a bit distracting. Otherwise, great book.

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wow

so cool. I hope to hear the longer version which is not currently available in my location.

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Indifferent

After reading A Boy and His Dog at the End Of The World, I was very excited to give this a listen. the narrator was excellent! although there were distinct parts where you could hear her talking around a lozenge or something, but otherwise loved her narration.

The characters were pretty developed for the most part.

The story was unique and creative for sure, and I think the setting on the island and the island itself certainly took home the bragging rights.

The only problem is... I don't know if I cared about this book. which means I definitely didn't hate it, but I definitely didn't love it. I actually came to the reviews to look for reasons why I should love it, hoping there was something that somebody may have caught that I didn't.

I don't feel as though I wasted a credit, but if I had known I'd have this feeling prior to listening to it, I maybe would have reallocated it to a different book

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C.A. Fletcher blows me away again

this story was wild and gripping, the writing was fantastic, and the narrator was amazing! definitely recommend anything by c.a. Fletcher

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Disappointing

After A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World I expected more than a supernatural horror tale. This novel is Maeve Binchy’s version of Night of the Living Dead.

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Long, slow paced, and cliched

This book was needlessly long. I really struggled to finish it and the ending was disappointing.

Every horror movie trope was tossed in. The author took cell phones and the internet out of the mix (in painful detail). Now everyone is more isolated and can't communicate.

He also spends so much time having people fall down. like every excuse for a character to fall and a water monster can catch up.

there is so much painful detail about characters that don't go anywhere (see Kevo).

I won't spoil the ending, but even for a book about water zombies, it comes out of nowhere. but I guess if a water curse is possible, so is this.

I regret this one.