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ABANDONED: A Lively Deadmarsh Novel Book 2 – Beginnings and Betrayals

Katie Berry continues the interwoven saga of Lively and Minerva Deadmarsh and Chief Inspector John Harder in this second book in the ABANDONED series, Beginnings And Betrayals.

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Some questions are finally answered, but othersarise as Lively and Minerva find the Sinclair Resort Hotel to be much more than it seems. In a bold attemptto uncover more of what transpired forty years before, the pair formulate a plan that will either help them immensely or doom them completely.Chief Inspector John Harder continues his official investigation to peel back the intricate web of mystery surrounding the Sinclair Incident. Along the way, he discovers that he may have a far greater role to play in things than he’d initially thought and that the stakes are more personal than he could have ever imagined.

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Haunting Jump-Worthy Moments!

The story of the Sinclair Resort Hotel, Lively and Minerva Deadmarsh, and Inspector John Harder continues to unfold.  Lively and Minerva make some disconcerting discoveries and uncover answers that had eluded everyone until now. Inspector John Harder is not only searching for answers, his missing officers but now his wife.  All these stories are unfolding together but separately. Is this a supernatural tale, a tale of dimensions, a tale of lost time, or something deadlier and eviler?

Katie Berry, the author, continues to weave the tale of the Sinclair Resort Hotel and create plot twists that are both fascinating and horrifying.  Just when you think you know what’s going on, bam … she broadsides you with an expertly devised plot twist.  Characters continue to evolve as their time in the hotel grows.  Lively’s enthusiasm with meatloaf MRE’s is a bit terrifying. The dialog flows smoothly and authentically. 

The narrator, Alex Knox gives another top-notch performance.  His voices are consistent with the previous book and his ease at performing is obvious.  I enjoy his use of unique voices and his cadence. He moves the story along smoothly and interjects the perfect amount and appropriate emotions.  He is a joy to hear.

This is a series that I have enjoyed from the moment I started listening.  It is through the work of Berry and Knox for the listener to lose themselves in the story.  Like the first, this has some jump-worthy moments! I cannot wait to see where this story takes me.

There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook, it was clear and well produced.

Disclaimer: This Audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias, honest review.

See original review here: https://www.audiobookreviewer.com/abandoned-2

What Amazon readers are saying:

“If you haven’t read this you’re missing out.”

“I loved the first book in this series, and I enjoyed the second just as much.”

“It manages to do so many things at once and not become predictable…

“I breezed through this and loved every second.”

“I absolutely am enjoying this adventure and look forward to my next encounter.”

“I couldn’t pull myself from the pages!”

“It has every quality of a good horror/thriller you could imagine.”

“The ending cliff-hanger, from this one and the first book, are too good.”

“…leaves you rushing to turn the page and read as fast as you can to see what will happen…”

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