by Carolyn Nash
Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin
Length: 2 hours and 21 minutes
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Narration: 4 cups
What if you're a suburban mom with a snarky sense of humor and a wild imagination prone to dreaming up disasters? What if you and your friends take your daughters for a camping trip, and while on a quick trip to the nearest country market you see a man being bullied and then beaten? What do you do? Back away quietly? Not if you're Molly Deacon who, along with her Mittyesque imagination, has a temper not to be trifled with. Stepping in to rescue Alan Cartwright has consequences far beyond what Molly could ever imagine, and she must find hidden reserves of strength to survive a terrifying chase through a foggy night.
Out of the Fog by Carolyn Nash is a suspenseful thriller with a heroine who tends to have one heck of an imagination and a snarky sense of humor. Narrated by Ilyana Kadushin I quickly slipped into the tale and listened in a single sitting. At just about two and half-hours it is the perfect listen for travel.
Molly Deacon is camping with her daughter and friends when she is elected to make a run to the nearest market for supplies. We quickly get to know Molly and her vivid, somewhat “worst case scenario” imagination as we drive the countryside roads in heavy fog. When she arrives at the local market, she witnesses a group of men beating a young man at the local bar and grill next to the market. When the shop owner refuses to help Molly steps in and rescues Alan Cartwright. What results is a terrifying evening that will have you listening intently.
Nash tells a compelling tale in this short that allows us to learn about the characters, the town and those pursuing Molly. She manages this while notching up the thrills. We join Molly as she must outwit her pursuers and I loved how her vivid imagination came to her aid. I liked Molly even when she was terrified she kept it together and I would like to think I would have responded similarly.
Ilyana Kadushin did a wonderful job of narrating. She managed to convey both Molly’s fear and her humor. She helped set the tone giving me an enjoyable experience. Alan was more of a mystery, making me question whether we could trust him.
Out of the Fog is perfect for those who love a good thriller and a snarky, quick-witted heroine.