by Dawn Hosmer
Narrator: Erica Maity
Length: 9 hours and 31 minutes
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My name is Mackenzie Bartholomew, or at least it was. I’m staring at my dead body, lying in a casket. I was a healthy, thirty-nine-year-old, mother of three.
I have so many questions but very few answers.
Was I murdered? Did I commit suicide? I don’t know if I’m in some sort of purgatory or if I’ve gone straight to hell.
I’m stuck somewhere in between life and death, forced to travel back in time to relive moments from my past, ones I’d rather forget. I’m desperate to piece together the details surrounding my death. If I don’t, I fear my soul will never find rest.
Chock full of family drama, secrets, betrayal, and lies, Somewhere in Between is a Psychological Thriller with wicked twists that will keep you hooked until the last page.
When I saw the blurb for Somewhere In Between by Dawn Hosmer, I knew I wanted to listen to this psychological thriller. A dead woman at her own funeral who has no idea how she died, watching her husband, attention grabbing mother, and children….
A twisted psychological thriller that alternates chapters between then (memories from her past) to now (events she views as a ghost). This was brilliant and addictive.
Thirty-nine-year-old Mackenzie Bartholomew is literally “somewhere in between” No longer dead, but no light insight. With no control, she is thrust back to events in her married life to the now. She is forced to relive moments. I will warn listeners there are triggers. View Spoiler » Domestic abuse, rape, self harm, and verbal abuse « Hide Spoiler
I wasn’t entirely sure what direction Hosmer was leading Mackenzie or the listener, but I couldn’t set this down. In fact, it kept me up listening until 2 am on a work night because I needed to know how she died.
A look into domestic abuse and living with a narcissist were raw, factual and enlightening. So many women stay for the children and slowly allow their rights to dwindle. Mackenzie both frustrated me and held me in awe by her bravery and willpower.
The story felt genuine, and the conclusion was one I figured out, but I wasn’t quite sure of the how. I will leave that for you to discover.
Erica Maity narrated. I have to say it was fantastic. From pacing to tone, she captured the essence of the story and helped build on the scenes and suspense. Her character voices were flawless, and she added another level of enjoyment to this thriller.
If you are looking for a fresh psychological thriller, I recommend grabbing this on audio. This was my second title for this author, and I look forward to more.
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This sounds fantastic. Psychological thrillers are my favorite mystery sub-genre.
Tyler H. Jolley
I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I crave thrillers. This is perfect! Just downloaded it off your recommendation. Thanks!
Sidenote- what are you thoughts about the cancellation of BEA? I’m so stressed it might be a permanent thing.
uh sounds like a Lovely Bones format, not really my type of style =(
Lover of Romance
oh this book sounds fantastic. I actually love seeing domestic abuse featured and the psychological aspects of that. I think its something that should be addressed more, there is such criticism of women who stay for certain reasons when there should be more support and understanding.
Ooooh, now that does sound promising. You’ve got me curious about the reveals and I love that the narrator was a good match.
Ya know, that would such. Being a ghost and having to go through all that wouldn’t be great.
Anne - Books of My Heart
This sounds frightening to me. I’m glad it worked out so well for you.
Oh this sounds fantastic. I love a good psychological thriller and this one certainly has a unique premise.
Sounds like a really good thriller if it gets you up on a worknight. I’ve never tried listening to thrillers on audio.
I am intrigued. Adding to my Wishlist. Great review.
Thank you for this review, it sounds awesome. I have already added this to my TBR list and I look forward to some late night reading and lots of coffee.
Oh great to know for this one! I’ll take a closer look of the series
Not the series sorry, I made a mistake by reading it was the second book of the author you read