Tracy Sierra

Mystery Thriller

A mother is forced to the breaking point when her life and the lives of her children are threatened by an intruder

Home alone with her young children during a blizzard, a mother tucks her son back into bed in the middle of the night. She hears a noise—old houses are always making some kind of noise. But this sound is disturbingly familiar: it’s the tread of footsteps, unusually heavy and slow, coming up the stairs.

She sees the figure of a man appear down the hallway, shrouded in the shadows. Terrified, she quietly wakes her children and hustles them into the oldest part of the house, a tiny, secret room concealed behind a wall. There they hide as the man searches for them, trying to tempt the children out with promises and scare the mother into surrender.

In the suffocating darkness, the mother struggles to remain calm, to plan. Should she search for a weapon or attempt escape? But then she catches another glimpse of him. That face. That voice. And at once she knows her situation is even more dire than she’d feared, because she knows exactly who he is—and what he wants.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

“Reality can be more disorienting than dreams.”

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5) After putting her kids to bed, a mother hears footsteps downstairs. She goes to investigate and knows immediately it is not her husband. As she runs through possibilities in her mind, she grabs her sleeping kids and hides. The man endlessly searches the house, taunting her and the children.

Oh this one took me on a wild ride! I had anxiety throughout the entire book. I could not listen fast enough! It had me questioning everyone in her life and even made me question her sanity.

I recommend going into this one blind, it’ll have the best effect!

AUDIO REVIEW: Amazing! Emily Ellet did an incredible job. Her voice carried the suspense beautifully, I feel her intensity just made the audio better.

General content summary: F words= 3

Person breaks in a family home and relentlessly taunts a young family (intense scenes with children)


Family deaths  (cancer, drunk driver, fall, some details)

Corpse (some details)

Potential rape? Vague

Injuries (blood, some details)

Organ donation 

Physical violence (injury, blood, death, few details)


Gun shot (injury, few details)

Multiple murders (few details)

Thank you to PRH Audio for the copy!

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