The Comfort of Black
Written by: Carter Wilson
Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
The Comfort of Black was a good mystery. It had an unexpected twist that I never saw coming. It is difficult to discuss the story without giving anything away but I give you the no spoiler cliff notes version. Hannah grew up with an extremely abusive father. Although all his abuse was directed at her mother, it none the less damage Hannah and her younger sister, Justine.
Years later her abusive background she discusses in therapy but really does not affect her day to day life. She met and married the man of her dreams. When they first met he had just made his first million. Now after five years of marriage he is worth forty million. It all seems ideal which means it is inevitable that it comes crashing down. Hannah’s husband talking in his sleep one night sets in motion a series of events that puts Hannah’s life in danger, leaves dead bodies in it’s wake and changes her forever.
While the story is good, the real treat is the narration of Rebecca Roberts. She never disappoints. All of the voices male and female were very well done. Each character has a distinct voice and emotions that are carried through that voice. Hannah’s voice betrays her insecurity, fear, and anger as the story moves forward. Billy, Hannah’s abusive father, has to be one of the creepiest male voices I have ever heard. The menace and hatred in the voice Rebecca created made me tense up every time I heard it. Rebecca’s pacing is perfect. Her voice matches the flow of the story. The production values were excellent. The Comfort of Black is a very enjoyable thriller/mystery, especially when narrated by Rebecca Roberts.