Frances Barnett and Abby Bernacki are two haunted young mothers living in the same house in two different centuries. In the late 1800s, Frances eagerly followed the famous murder trial of Mary Stannard and finds an escape from the monotony of new motherhood " but is her obsession entirely innocent? 125 years later, Abby has been adjusting to motherhood smoothly""until recently. When she starts to question the house's history, she is given the diary of Frances Barnett. The more Abby learns, the more she wonders about a negative""possibly supernatural""influence in her house. And like Frances, Abby discovers that by trying to uncover another's secrets, she risks awakening some of her own.
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by Emily Arsenault
by Bruce Goldfarb
by Lynne S. Petersen
by Elizabeth K. Kracht
by Gay Browne
by Ellen J. Langer
"Arsenault's story of two young mothers living in the same house centuries apart is both eerie and mesmerizing. The events of the two time periods are both told from a first-person point of view, with a different narrator for each. Bernadette Dunn deftly conveys the loose grip that Frances, who lived in the late nineteenth century, seems to have on her sanity; Dunn knows just when to infuse her narration with a tinge of madness. The modern-day protagonist, Abby, is voiced by Nan McNamara, who does a wonderful job keeping Abby relatable as she grows convinced that something supernatural is happening in her house. Both narrators bring considerable talent to Arsenault's well-plotted book, making for a wonderful but intensely creepy listening experience. J.L.K. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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