When artist Katie Summers emerged from a four-day coma, she remembered all too vividly the horror of that nightthe terrifying dead eyes that had stared back at her in the rear view mirror, causing her to crash her car. But no one believed her.
Released from the hospital, still weak from her ordeal, Kate took a taxi to her remote farmhouse on Black Lake. Darkness had already fallen. There was only the wind in the trees to greet her...and the cold and empty house.
But the house was not quite empty. Something awaited her upstairs in her bedroom. Something with cold, dead eyes...
"...Written with the finesse and grace of a master...certain to keep the reader awake, turning pages long after bed time, and listening carefully to everything around them. ...a powerful new voice in the world of suspense and mystery."
"...brilliant...a spine tingler of the first order..." (Ariana Overton, author of Tapestry)
"When you read this one, make sure your doors are locked and all the lights are on!" (Myshelf Reviews-Pam Stone)
Author Bio: As well as penning suspense novels, Joan Hall Hovey's work has appeared in numerous publications. Her short story, Dark Reunion, was anthologized in Investigating Women. Joan Hall Hovey lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with her husband and is currently working on a new suspense novel.
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About the Author
Joan also tutors with Winghill Writing School and is a Voice Over pro, narrating books and scripts. She lives in New Brunswick, Canada with her husband Mel and dog, Scamp.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Author, Joan Hall Hovey, packs a terrifying punch as her first novel, 'Listen to the Shadows', spins a chilling tale of revenge, murder and madness whose true horror is cleverly cloaked with a misleadingly attractive face. An author to watch in the future. Jill M. Smith Rave Reviews, N.Y.
'...a blend a various genres...will appeal to fans of romance, gothic and suspense novels. Hovey's scenes focusing on this deranged psychopath are razor sharp, and one is reminded of author Ruth Rendell.' -Evening Times Globe, Saint John, NB
Written with the finesse and grace of a master, Joan Hall Hovey's first novel, LISTEN To THE SHADOWS, is an engrossing tale of fear and danger certain to keep the reader awake, turning pages long after bed time, and listening carefully to everything around them. ... a powerful new voice in the world of suspense and mystery. Her tight plot, well-developed characters and originality will satisfy the reader's craving for tension and danger. I certainly look forward to more novels by the promising author with great eagerness...Cindy Penn -Wordweaving.com
'...a work so accomplished, so fluid and so suspenseful it is difficult to believe it really is a first novel!'-Felix Griffin, Rave Reviews, NY
...This one will put goosebumps all over you ...chilling. I read it during a thunderstorm and found myself jumping several times. Excellent! ***Huntress Books Reviews
Have you ever read a book that grabs your attention by the first sentence and never lets go? Well, LISTEN TO THE SHADOWS is an excellent romantic suspense that is exciting, tensed, and the elements of mystery, fear, and courage so masterfully woven in one masterpiece that I can't believe this is the author's debut! Grab a copy now, or you'll be missing a great read...Defelah Morgan
In Listen to the Shadows, Ms. Hovey gives us a chilling, and very believable, insight into the mind and motivations of a true sociopathic killer. Obsession, icy lack of emotion or real feeling for another human being, and more. To say this book is a spine-tingler of the first order, is to do it a grave injustice. It is a brilliant novel that portrays just how wrong a human mind can go; to the limits of insanity. Sharpwriter.com -Novelist, Ariana Overton
...This is a book that will stick with me for a long while, as I was reading it my heart would beat fast and the hair on the back of my neck stood straight, and to me that is the true sign of a good thriller. When you read this one make sure that the lights are on and that all your doors are locked... Myshelf.com-Pam Stone