Leslie Calloway is a twenty-eight-year-old volunteer at a 1-800 line, designed as a call center for children whose parents are out of the house. One snowy New England night, she receives a panicked phone call from a young boy named Justin. He says, "There's a man in my house," and Leslie is the only person who can save him.
Armed with only a handheld receiver, Leslie must...more
First and foremost, let me just report to you a phenomenon. I WON THIS BOOK! I WON THIS BOOK!
I joined a giveaway for this book and the kind and awesome author picked me as one of the lucky winners of a physical copy of the book delivered right at my doorstep. I’ve never had much luck in these things until now, so really, thank you so much, Mr. Dan Krzyzkowski.I won’t even attempt pronouncing your last name, but thank you! :)
Now onto the review.
I joined the giveaway contest for the book for a ...more
This is a story of a 28 year old female volunteer at a 1-800 line,designed as a call center for children whose ...more
I think probably my favorite part (which is weird considering it's fast-paced) is that it takes place in 1994. No cellphones, no internet, no satellites with constant connection to the outside world. A lonely boy is a lonely boy because he is stuck inside all day with nothing else to do. He's bored of playing ...more
Suspense Story from
the Start, to the Finish.
4 Hand Clapping Stars.
Listened with TTS.
Leslie volunteers at a center where kids can call if they are home alone and scared or just lonely. As snow begins to fall, her next call is a young boy left home alone while his parents had gone out. His claim that intruders are in His house has Leslie on edge. She talks him through to several hiding spots looking toward an eventual escape. Will he find his way out before the bad men find him?
I was frightened, worried,and hopeful.
I don’t know that I could handle a situation like this. Leslie is a strong character.
I had to put it down a couple of times because I could feel my blood pressure spiking.
A fairly short read, but I kept hoping it would end soon.
All in all, a very good book.
The Caller is an awesome story. There's tension, fear for a child and a lot of mental issues going on. But man if it wasn't just way too long! To ...more