Title: The Facility
Author: Brandon Ford
Narrator: Carly Kincaid
A picture-perfect life is shattered when Holly Vogel discovers her husband has crossed an unthinkable line – with their five-year-old daughter. She immediately takes the child and flees, closing all communication with a man, now seen only as a monster.
Reeling, Holly wrestles with innumerable possibilities. She can’t bear the thought of putting her only child through a lengthy trial. And though he’s committed an unforgivable sin, she can’t escape the love she feels for the man once seen as her one and only.
Scouring the internet for answers, she happens upon a website claiming to be the answer to all her prayers. A website created specifically for women in the same or similar situations. A website known only as “The Facility”.
Another wonderful chiller by Brandon Ford.
In this story, we’re thrust into Holly’s world. After finding out her husband, Reese, crossed a boundary with their five-year-old daughter, Jenna, she decides to take matters into her own hands. The Facility promises they can help Holly and make the nightmare disappear. But can it really? Or will it lead to an even darker ending than Holly imagined?
Even though this is a short listen, it really packs a punch. From the very start of the book, emotions are heavy, but they only get heavier with each decision that Holly makes. This is one of those books that really makes you think. I admit it was hard to get past the first few chapters because I desperately wanted to throttle Holly for her terrible decision making, but she made good points. Until we’re in a desperate situation, we never really know what it is that we’ll do.
So I kept listening, and I’m glad I did. Like Brandon Ford’s other works, the end twists and snakes into something you never see coming. My only fault with this book is that it isn’t longer! I would’ve loved to know more about the Facility and why it seemed as if they were hiding something. I could see a potential spinoff or maybe prequel come from this. Hopefully!
Narration was okay. It was a little slow, but I think emotionally, it met the needs of the character and story.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.