Sixteen-year-old Allie has already experienced a lifetime of horror, having lost her mother and serial killer brother to mental illness.
Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana, Allie ends up in foster care and is placed with Miss Bitty, an eccentric but kindly older woman who shows her a new direction and brighter future.
But Allie's new life takes a devastating turn when young women in the area start turning up dead, and she begins to see shadowy figures outside her bedroom. As Miss Bitty grows inexplicably distant, a nagging voice makes Allie wonder if death has found her yet again...or if it never really left her at all.
©2014 Jennifer Jaynes (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 02-01-16

The title captured my interest!

Allie is a damaged girl from a dysfunctional family: Her dad left her mother, Allie's older brother, and Allie to pursue a life of crime. Allie's mother was a prostitute who murdered many of her Johns. Her older brother killed many people including their mother before killing himself in front of Allie when Allie was 15 years old. Allie turns to a life of prostitution at age 15. My prior sentences merely set up the story.

Ugly Young Thing is an excellent psychological/suspense thriller made even better by outstanding narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen Kelly on 26-07-15

Don't need to read the first in series to enjoy

What did you love best about Ugly Young Thing?

I did not read the first in this series, and it didn't matter. This story has a lot of surprising twists and the ending was such a surprise. It really held me and was not predictable. It's creepy and sad, yet there is a hopeful element as well. Looking forward to reading more by this author.

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