Archive for the ‘Horror’ Category

I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE by Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman knows how to write about terror, both the subtle, covert, shadow type and the more acute, stomach-wrenching, in-your-face type. This is a book about acts of terror, specifically kidnapping and rape. It is primarily about the kidnapping and rape of 13 year-old Elizabeth Lerner in 1985 and the 39 days she spent at the hands of her kidnapper and rapist, William Bowman, a serial killer.

August 17, 2010 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin

In this staggering book of speculative fiction, Cronin has proven that he can transcend genre and, with his power of language, create a distant world that feels close and credible. THE PASSAGE is not your typical zombie or vampire novel; it isn’t cheesy or reductive. It shares some characteristics with its progenitor, THE STAND, and fans of King’s work will be arguably riveted by this (more updated) novel. But there are as many differences as there are similarities, and Cronin’s ambitions are ultimately more complex and expansive.

June 7, 2010 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters

With THE LITTLE STRANGER author Sarah Waters departs from the settings, characters and style of her first three historical novels, TIPPING THE VELVET, AFFINITY, and FINGERSMITH, all set in Victorian England. Nor is this book like her more recent THE NIGHT WATCH, a sensitive and passionate love story set in wartime England. THE LITTLE STRANGER is a sinister, Hitchcockian-like tale of a haunted house, ghosts and madness. It provides a most chilling, unputdownable read.

December 19, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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THE GARGOYLE by Andrew Davidson

THE GARGOYLE is one of the most gripping novels I have ever read. I am not one to usually read books more than once and I can probably count on two hands those novels that I’ve read two or three times. This is my second reading of THE GARGOLYE and it is even better the second time around.

November 21, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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VORACIOUS by Alice Henderson

lice Henderson’s VORACIOUS gets the adrenalin pumping from the first page and doesn’t let up. Her protagonist, Madeline Keye, has a special gift that feels more like a curse to her most of the time. When she touches objects that others have touched, she sees flashes of images of what they are thinking, what they did in the past and sometimes what they are planning to do in the near future. Once her ability helped to catch a serial killer, but failed to save her best friend that was with her.

October 9, 2009 · Judi Clark · One Comment
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