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Ashes Beneath Her

A Northern Michigan Asylum Novel
Written by: J.R. Erickson
Narrated by: Margy Stein
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Orla has a gift, an ability to sense things she touches: memories, traumas…murders.

On a sunny day in 1975, she sets off on a bike ride into the picturesque countryside and vanishes. She is not the first young woman to go missing and she will not be the last. 

Ashes Beneath Her is the third novel in the stand-alone Northern Michigan Asylum Series.

©2019 Jacqueline R Erickson (P)2019 Jacqueline R Erickson

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  • Chopsticks11
  • 2019-12-04

Another Amazing Novel

This is another wonderful story by Ms. Erickson. I love that all of the novels are loosely connected but not necessary to be read in a specific order. The secret is to remember the year in which the story is set. Ms. Erickson is an amazing storyteller that has the ability to pull you into the story and not let you go.

This is my third novel in this series and at first, I did not understand the changes in narrators. Now I've come to realize that since each novel has its own unique characters, the different narrators assist with the realization that they are different characters and not completely connected. I could be wrong, but I feel like there is a very thin thread of an underlying story that is running throughout them. I anticipate that there may be a final (hopefully not soon) novel, that should be read last, but that all of the ones that come before will not be dependent on the order.

I certainly recommend this book, and all of the books in the series.

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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  • latasha
  • 2019-11-06

my favorite so far!

i really liked this story! it takes place during the summer in the 70's. Girls and going missing with no witnesses, leads, nothing. the story takes shape around Orla and her disappearance, Hazel, Orla's friend and her search for her and Abe, Liz, her daughter Susie is one of the missing 6 as well. The story is really good and kept me attention. I love the setting, the suspense and the writing. Out of the 2 i've listened to from this series, this one is favorite. i would definitely read more in this series.

I requested this audio book from the author and left this review voluntarily.

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 2019-11-06

Riveting!

I was tense throughout the story. Well-written, holds your attention to the end!

This would make a great movie!

Margy Stein does a great job of bringing the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Milica
  • 2019-11-04

Excellent and suspenseful thriller

Orla, who can see the truth from items she touches, disappears after going on a bike ride without a trace. Abe, a journalist, sees a pattern where Orla is the sixth girl that went missing in the area. The police wont help since there is no evidence, no bodies, and no witnesses. Abe is on a mission to find out the truth.

When i started listening to this book, i didnt even realise it was the third in the Northern Michigan Asylum series. It stands alone and was a brilliant story! You hear various perspectives, as well as Orla's journey since she disappeared. It is gripping and exciting and kept me intrigued throughout. I absolutely loved it!

Margy narrated very well and made the story even more enjoyable. I highly recommend this story and look forward to hearing more in the series!

Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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  • PattyH
  • 2019-10-29

Very Good!

Very well written with a lot of suspense and drama. I stayed up all night because I couldn't stop listening. I really enjoyed the authors writing style.
I just realized I also have the 1st book in this series so I guess it will be another sleepless night later!

I want sure about the narrator aft first, but after listening for a bit I realized she was perfect for this book.

I received a review copy of this audible free at my request. this is my honest review.

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  • Randy Murphy
  • 2019-10-28

Fantastic

Once again the author drew me in and kept me wanting more. A rather haunting story and well worth the time. The narrator brought the world and characters to life. I was given a free copy of this book in return for an unbiased review.

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  • willee
  • 2019-10-27

Best Thus Far

I enjoy this standalone series and feel this is the best one so far. I enjoyed the character developments and a couple from the last books. In this book Orla has been taken like several other young girls and bring attention to reporter Abe who is searching for the serial killer/kidnapper. He meets Liz whose daughter Susan has been missing and Orla’s friend Hazel meet with him. Other characters include Bethany, Ben, Spencer, Dr Crowe, and Dr Fredrick to name a few and Orla has special gift of sense of things she touches. Just listen to this murder thriller, cannot wait for next one. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • Crystal Crossings
  • 2019-10-23

Awesome paranormal thriller.

What an unbelievable awesome paranormal thriller. How the author wove the story kept me on the edge of my seat. I don’t see books with my home town in it so that made this book even more personal to me. Six girls are missing and one reporter and a friend of that last girl taken worked together to solve this mystery. Suspects, following any lead possible even the ones that sounded a bit off the wall, took Abe on a twisted road. Margy Stein was outstanding as the narrator.