Through the Door T.L. Brown

February 8th, 2024 Kimberly Review 8 Comments

8th Feb

Through the Door is the second audiobook in the T.L. Brown Door to Door Mystery series. Narrated by Elyse Osterhaug, we once again join Salesman Emily Swift, as she travels to the Empire with her best friend to find Lydia, Emily’s mother. Adventure and danger await you!

Through the Door T.L. Brown
Through the Door
by T.L. Brown
Series: Door to Door Mystery #2
Narrator: Elyse Osterhaug
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Source: Author
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Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.5x

Salesman Emily Swift is back—and so is Templeton! After learning about her supernatural abilities, 30-year-old Emily Swift returns home to Kincaid to rebuild a normal life with her boyfriend. As she struggles to get a handle on her “door traveling” energy, a strange warning squawks from her car radio: a terrorist group called the Fringe is still watching her.

Before she can figure out if the message is from a friend or foe, Emily’s quirky mother, Lydia, goes missing—and resurfaces in the Empire! As Lydia travels from city to city in this peculiar world, a wake of chaos is created. Add the murder of a hated art critic and a kidnapping into the mix, and things go from bad to worse.

Friends Tara and Rabbit join Emily as they race against the Fringe to catch up with Emily’s wandering mother. Will Emily’s nemesis, the mysterious Templeton, join her in rescuing Lydia? What will it cost her? Is the price too high?

In Through the Door, book 2 in the Door to Door Paranormal Mystery series, you’ll find:

A gutsy main character who won’t back down.
Loyal friendships.
Mother-daughter family dynamics.
Kidnapping and rescue.
A new and oh-so-dangerous bad guy.
A sacrifice you won’t see coming.
An ending that will have you reaching for book 3 in the series.

Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wizard of Oz, and the slapstick comedy found in Janet Evanovich’s early Stephanie Plum books will love Emily Swift and the Door to Door Paranormal Mystery series!

Emily is not supposed to travel through doors without mentor but that doesn’t stop her from taking the train! Emily’s mom Lydia is missing and together with her bff, Tara and Rabbit.

This was another exciting mystery in the Door to Door mystery series. It blends magic, fantasy and danger as we learn about the Empire, door travel, and deal with the dangerous group known as the Fringe.

The author blends humor with a rule-breaking female lead who values protecting loved ones. I loved being in the Empire again and we meet some great characters as they hunt down Lydia. Lydia, herself, is an interesting character who ends up being accused of a crime and kidnapped. Of course, Emily is determined to save her, and that means dealing with her nemesis, Templeton. Now Templeton is an interesting character and we learn some things that cast a different light on him.

Betrayal, allies, and twists kept me listening into the wee hours. Elyse Osterhaug narrates and does a splendid job of capturing Emily’s personality and the tones of the story. I highly recommend the audiobook format.

The story can take some dark turns, but the humor helps keep the balance. We had quite the adventure. The author continues to flesh out the world, and while the mystery was solved, there is much to be learned. I look forward to the next installment.

Fans of cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist will want to start this series. I recommend listening in order because of the story’s progression.

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About T.L. Brown

T.L. Brown

T.L. Brown is the author of the Door to Door Paranormal Mystery Series, three books about an average 30-year-old caught between two worlds: the known one and a new, often dangerous place known as the Empire. She is also the author of an adult dark fantasy series: Bellerose Witchline.

About Elyse Osterhaug

Elyse Osterhaug

Elyse is a committed voice-over artist who started out in audiobook narration and moving into various additional forms of voice over work. She studied linguistics and did a lot of traveling to take on a variety of accents.

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