• Hanging House

  • An Emmie Rose Haunted Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Dean Rasmussen
  • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Hanging House

By: Dean Rasmussen
Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
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Publisher's Summary

An unsolved murder. A reluctant psychic. Hanging House never sleeps, and neither will you.

Emmie just wants to get as far away from her psychic past as possible. Who can blame her? Seeing dead children isn’t a “gift". It's heartbreaking terror. 

But once she loses her job in the big city, there’s only one place for her to go: back into the heart of her trauma and fears. Her childhood home. 

Hanging House. 

Determined to make the best of her new life, she soon realizes she can’t outrun the ghosts of her past. 

She needs to face and conquer the looming darkness, or she won’t get out alive. 

Hanging House is the first novel in a new paranormal mystery series that delivers an unsolved murder, ghostly mysteries, and a twist of horror. 

Fans of Wendy Wang, Darcy Coates, Abe Moss, Cheryl Bradshaw, or Heather Graham will love this exciting new supernatural suspense book. 

Download your copy now to start your next chilling adventure.

©2021 Dean Rasmussen (P)2022 Dean Rasmussen

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COULD NOT PUT DOWN

I love a good paranormal story without the monsters and other fictional beings. This was a very good story that kept my interest peaked. Now moving on to the 2nd book.

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Good read

The performance was good. The story kept me listening. The characters were likeable. It's your typical ghost story. Thought we could have used a bit more back story on the ghost haunting the house.

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WOW!

WOW! What a great, scary and “realistic” ghost story. Great characters and excellent narrator. Already bought the next book.

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Amazing!

I could not stop listening and can hardly wait to begin the next one! The author weaves a story that touches on so many theories and questions about life after death and the paranormal! I loved it!

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I just liked it ! Narrator was good and the story itself was good! I enjoyed it.

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Great Book

Overall it's an excellent addition to anyone's library. Good read !!! I really enjoyed reading this book.

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i loved it ♡

cute ghost story. I really enjoyed it, i liked the atmosphere and i’ll be listening to it on repeat to help me sleep

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So good!

I really liked this book. I love a good ghost story, and this definitely qualifies! Would love to read another book from this author. Narrator did a very good job.

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Fantastic Paranormal Mystery!

After losing her job, Emmie’s only choice is to go back to her long abandoned childhood home, spruce it up and get it on the market pronto! One tiny problem, her childhood home is Hanging House, aptly named for a very good, horrifying reason. I have to say that I LOVED this story. Part mystery, part thriller, part horror story and throughly enjoyable in every way! The characters are fantastic, unique, and well developed. They have a sense of reality about them that makes them endearing, some a bit quirky, some a bit uppity, some a bit awful, just like some people I’m sure we ALL know and love. The plot was very well thought out, very clear, easy to follow with a few twists (no spoilers) that I for one did not see coming. I always like to be surprised and this story accomplished that, especially in the ending and wrap up, again no spoilers! What I can say is there were awe’s and tears involved! Now the narration, that was something special. The characters were extremely well voiced, with a full and appropriate range of emotion displayed. The pacing was good and the flow was smooth. I have to say that overall, this one checked all my boxes! Five stars across the board!

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Tense!

Paranormal at its best.

Kasi Hollowell did a great job narrating and bringing the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Alexandria H
  • 06-09-22

Beautifully told.

I bought this on a whim after it was suggested and I'm so glad I did. this is definitely up there with the likes of Darcy coates and Webber.
I'm straight onto the second book now

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  • mangankillarney
  • 05-05-22

Oh Believe

I loved the narration of Kasi Hollowell, she bought out the characters and made the ghost appear.

Emmie has been seen ghosts of dead children, since she has been a child. When her family moved into a house Emmie was continually harassed by one dead girl seen hanging from a tree on the property. When her friend Frankie died , she was left broken and bruised. When able she moved away. Fate brings back to her old home and the hanging girl. Still able to see ghosts, All asking for help.
With a help of a old school friend and a ghost haunter , Emmie's gift helps solve a murder mystery.


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  • n j plumridge
  • 04-08-22

Bug eyes!

This is my first book written by this author, so it was a leap of faith and I was so glad I did.
The story was good and very well written, though not the scariest I had read, it was up there with the best of them, ghostly murdered children lingering around the MC made me wanting more of this series.
the author and narrator worked well to bring this ghostly tale alive.

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  • John Marsden
  • 04-07-22

Not bedtime reading!

This is a really enjoyable listen, It is well written and edge of the seat stuff from start to finish. The characters are well defined and likeable, I particularly liked the cheeky little boy! Unlike the previous reviewer I was on edge all the way through, Hanging House would have had me running a mile! The book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a good ghost story with a murder mystery built in. I look forward to listening to more of Deans books. The narrator was outstanding I thought, she really brought the story to life. Well worth it's 5 stars!*****
I was given a promo copy of the book by the author and voluntarily leave this honest review.

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  • Neville Townsend
  • 04-05-22

Good

Although not scary this is a good ghost story with good characters which hopefully becomes more fleshed out as the series continues.
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  • Sarah
  • 05-24-22

A wonderful haunted mystery

I listened to this book all in one day, it really captured my attention and drew me in. I can't wait to see where Emmie goes next in her haunted adventures.

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  • Sorcha Demarco
  • 05-24-22

Gripping Story and Captivating Writing

This was one of the easiest listens I've found in a long time! a truly well written captivating story that had me hooked from the very start. the author has a talent for keeping the reader/listener entranced throughout the story! I will say that in regret not stumbling across the book version first as I've been trying to find a paperback to captivate me to rediscover my love for reading and I honestly think this would have been the perfect book to reignite that love! I would highly recommend this and I'm currently downloading book 2!😍

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  • Mariel
  • 10-27-22

What happened to Frankie?

Hanging House: An Emmie Rose Haunted Mystery Book 1
by Dean Rasmussen
narrated by Kasi Hollowell

I received a complimentary copy from the author and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Emmie grew up in a house unlike any other, The Hanging House. Her parents, obsessed with anything and everything to do with the occult, were happy there, but were they aware of the house being haunted? The house had a separate apartment where Frankie, her childhood friend, lived with his mother, Mary, a single parent. As a child, she knew she had certain abilities and that she could see things, dead children specifically, that others couldn't, which terrified her. After graduating from school, she left home as soon as possible, finally leaving her childhood ordeal behind her, including the tragic memory of Frankie's death who died in what they deemed to be a freak accident.

Unfortunately, several years later, the company that employed Emmie was not doing well, and she eventually had to follow many of her co-workers, leaving work for the last time jobless. She had no choice but to return to her childhood home in Green Hills, Minnesota, returning to the house that traumatised her so much in her youth, complete with all its memories. But would the house and its ghostly residents remember her?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, hooked from the first page. The thought of your childhood home, a place that is supposed to be a safe environment full of apparitions, especially one like “ the hanging girl”, would terrify me. But Emmie found the strength to return and face her fears head-on...not sure I could or would have made the same decision but lacking funds, what other choice did she have? The author creates an air of mystery and terror. I tried to solve the mystery whilst reading and became enthralled with the plot that tried to unsettle and frighten me.

I also listened to the audio version narrated by Kasi Hollowell. She brought the book to life, infusing Dean Rasmussen's writing with passion and emotion. Her tone is perfect for this book, creating an ambience in all the correct places, and providing me with another enjoyable discovery of this book.