Jess Lourey – Unspeakable Things


Inspired by a terrifying true story, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota town where nothing is as quiet – or as safe – as it seems.

Cassie McDowells life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but shes grown accustomed to them.

All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale.

One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed – violent, moody, and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of whos responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassies own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.

Author: Jess Lourey
Narrator: Caitlin Kelly
Duration: 8 hours 34 minutes
Released: 20 Jan 2001
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

perforation predictable

I couldn’t wait for this book to be over. If I was reading a hard copy of this novel, I would have quit reading less than half way through. But as I was listening while spending the day prepping and painting my bathroom, I soldiered on. I didn’t realize this would be completely read in the voice of a 12 year old girl…and it was annoying. I could have dealt with that if the story was at least intriguing or suspenseful but the story just rambled along taking forever to get to the climax which wasn’t that surprising. And I still dont know why Cassie had these feelings about her father and what ever happened to him??

This story would be better categorized as a Teen/Young Adult novel.