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Night Sounds

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  8 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Friends sharing a house in college frequently pledged friendship forever—“as long as the grasses grow and the rivers flow.” Years later, when circumstances bring them together again, they agree to share a house while they rebuild their lives. Can they really keep that old pledge now, when they have family responsibilities and struggle with their own challenges—especially w ...more
Kindle Edition, 331 pages
Published November 24th 2011 by Heartworks
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Rachelle Ayala
Jan 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Night Sounds is an incredible set of character sketches of women in abusive situations and the men around them. It reads like a case study, especially for the main character, Samantha Jensen, who is a a successful professor and writer on the outside, but an abused wife with serious self-esteem issues on the inside. Secondary characters include a successful artist whose husband is going through a mid-life crisis and an irresponsible mother of two whose husband left her.

While I liked the character
Nikole Hahn
Jan 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Description: A story about a woman enduring verbal and physical abuse and being stalked by her husband after finally escaping him.

Night Sounds by Pam Young piqued my interest. It looked and sounded like something that would get me hooked. Instead, I did a lot of skimming. This puzzled me. The writing was good. Why didn’t it interest me?

First of all, there were errors. I’m not against self-published books. I’ve given fine reviews on self-published items and some not-so-good reviews. Inconsistent
Tia Bach
Jan 27, 2012 rated it liked it
To outsiders, Samantha’s life is enviable. She has a handsome husband, Jim, and a successful career as a Professor of Psychology and author. But everything is not as it seems. Samantha’s success hides a very dark personal life.

She needs her dear friends now more than ever. Samantha describes her friends, “they represented her hope—for the day she would accept the challenge of her most difficult and certainly most dangerous goal, to leave Jim forever.” Claire, Jessica, Mollie, and Michael are al
Christine Cunningham
Samantha Jensen is a successful college professor and a perfect housewife. She is also beautiful and author of a new book. The dark cloud that hangs over her life is the brutality her husband Jim metes out on a constant basis. Warring within Samantha's mind is a voice that is demanded to be heard and freed from the turmoil. The other voice is a combination of the outside demands and values based on what she thinks everyone expects her to be. After finally choosing to escape Samantha goes on a sp ...more
Jan 16, 2012 rated it liked it
“Everyone knows everyone. No, everyone is *** related!” says a character in Night Sounds, Pam Young’s novel of dysfunctional relationships. Samantha finally leaves her abusive husband, seeking comfort among former room-mates all struggling with problems of their own. Claire files for divorce but wishes her marriage could be saved. Michael protects and guides but doesn’t commit. Mollie betrays. Meanwhile Xavier haunts, Susan stalks, and assorted students run into problems of their own.

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