Title: Monster

Author: S. E. Green

Narrator: Susan Marlowe

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Monster-A-Psychological-Thriller-Audiobook/B07T25VR1V

Summary

It takes a survivor to know a madman. When the police need to crawl inside the mind of a monster, they call Caroline.

As a child, Caroline was abducted along with her twin sister. For over a year, their captor forced them to play his sick games, using their hunger to test the lengths they’d go to survive.

Caroline escaped. Her sister didn’t.

Now a young woman gnawed by survivor’s guilt, Caroline’s horrific past has left her with a unique gift to understand the twisted motivations of serial killers. She couldn’t save her sister-but she can at least help the police keep other girls safe.

But there’s something different about her latest case.

Something familiar.

Teenage girls are being murdered, their organs removed. As the scope of horror widens, Caroline begins to experience blackouts of lost time and disturbing hallucinations that are leading her to one terrible, impossible conclusion.

Caroline is a keeper of secrets. She knows her captor can’t be responsible.

Yet a message is being sent…a buried echo resurfacing…a personal connection of a dark and dangerous appetite.

My Review

5/5 Stars

Eerie and twisted.

This was a murder mystery with a paranormal edge. When she was a child, Caroline and her twin were abducted and tortured. Years later, Caroline is called in to help with what appears to be a series of cannibalistic murders. Caroline is no ordinary survivor, her experience gave her a unique ability to connect to the murderer, so much so that she begins to suspect there’s darkness in herself. Darkness she never knew existed.

This was a great suspense novel that kept me guessing right up until the end. This books shows that the monster you don’t know is much easier to identify than the one that you do.

The narration perfectly matched the tone of the story.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.