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By: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Narrated by: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
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A doctor with a taste for adventure. A doomed mountain vacation with his family. In the midst of a million acres of wilderness, Patrick Flint is about to discover that not everybody loves the new town doc. 

All Patrick Flint wants is a peaceful getaway in the Wyoming mountains for his rare days off. He’s grown weary of the bicentennial celebrations, the angry families of patients, the rash of campers coming down from the mountains high on speed, and the midnight call-outs to cover for the town veterinarian. When his wife Susanne balks at the trip just as they’re walking out the door - leaving him to go it alone with his lovestruck teenage daughter Trish and eager-but-adolescent son Perry - Patrick is wounded but determined, despite the news of a murderer escaping custody on the other side of the mountains. 

After two days of rain-soaked horseback riding to hunt and fish, Patrick’s gotten nothing but weird encounters, wet socks, and a whiny daughter. So, on the third day, when Trish begs to stay behind at their campsite to read, Patrick is secretly relieved. 

Meanwhile back in town, Susanne’s had a rough time of it herself. A break-in, a wreck, and a premonition that something is terribly wrong with her family. Unable to ignore her growing fears, she enlists the help of a Wyoming-tough neighbor, and the two women make for the mountains. 

When Patrick and Perry return to camp, Trish has vanished, along with the horses, the truck, and the trailer. Clues point in opposite directions. Did she run off with the boy whose note Patrick found at the camp? Or was she taken - as the tire marks over their destroyed tent suggest? Whichever it was, the tracks lead into the mountains, not out of them. With help too far away to make it before Trish’s trail is washed away, Patrick and Perry embark on a desperate trek into the wilderness to find her, with Susanne not far behind them.

©2019 Pamela Fagan Hutchins (P)2019 Pamela Fagan Hutchins

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The story was great

While I liked the story and the characters I was not thrilled with the narrator. I know it’s the author but often I could not differentiate between the characters.

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great story

the author needs to get a great narrator.
she can write, but not good on the reading.
no change of voice for characters

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The delay this author/narrator takes between chapters of Toooooooo long. If makes me think my device has stopped. I almost stopped listening because of it. Not necessary.

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what a great book

I drive a truck I listen to audiobooks all day everyday. this is one of the best books I've listened to in quite some time. going to hit post on this review and then start book number two in the series.

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An adventure into back country Wyoming along the lines of Joe Pickett or Longmire. Fun read... Patrick Flint and his young family as they navigate a camping adventure that turns out to be much more than they bargained for. Thrill and action every second...but, it was too much and unbelievable. Also, unbelievable that almost everyone they met was a bad guy...only one samaritan. I'll still read book #2.

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Great audio

Interesting, couple of horse related things were wrong. Overall good book. Will listen to more from this author

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Paula Hutchins author.


Loved it. Very well written and read. Looking forward starting another book by Pamela Hutchins.

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This book is very simple to read/listen. I prefer more challenge than this author gave. Easy to figure out the plot. Another downer for me was the narrator- just made the book harder to listen to.

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Content was awesome.

Enjoyed the content and the mentioning of God and prayer. Covered a lot of area but stuck to the family bonding.

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Don't trust FB reviews!

I was drawn in by a FB review and paid for what appears to be a complete vanity publication. Absolute drivel