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The Book of Accidents
The Book of Accidents | Chuck Wendig
________________________________________ A family returns to their hometown - and to the dark past that haunts them still - in this masterpiece of literary horror by the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers Long ago, Nathan lived in a house in the country with his abusive father - and has never told his family what happened there. Long ago, Maddie was a little girl making dolls in her bedroom when she saw something she shouldn't have - and is trying to remember that lost trauma by making haunting sculptures. Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania. Now, Nate and Maddie Graves are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver. And now what happened long ago is happening again . . . and it is happening to Oliver. He meets a strange boy who becomes his best friend, a boy with secrets of his own and a taste for dark magic. This dark magic puts them at the heart of a battle of good versus evil and a fight for the soul of the family-and perhaps for all of the world. But the Graves family has a secret weapon in this battle: their love for one another.
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BookwormAHN
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Thanks for the tag @wanderinglynn 😺

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Crazycatlady1
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This book was a wild ride with lots of twists and turns.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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5-15-22: My 45th finished book of 2022! This book was insane, in a good way. Oliver, a 15 year old empath, and his parents, Nate an ex Philly cop, and Maddie an artist, move out of Philly to Oliver‘s grandfathers home. What lies in wait for them is otherworldly. A dead serial killer, multiple realities and versions of themselves, ghosts, art that comes alive. The family must band together to make it through. Very fast paced and exciting!

GidgetsTreasures75 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣4️⃣5️⃣ 4mo
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AVChrista
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Looking forward to this one!

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Traci1
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This had a terrific start and a solid ending. The middle went a bit off the rails and could easily have been edited down a lot. I think overall it was a pick, but for a while there I actually thought about bailing.

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Rachiiebookdragon
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Mehso-so

This was a odd book to listen to.. kind of interesting though..

3.5/5

Read for prompts for:

#Buzzwordathon2022
#PopSugarReadingChallenge2022
#52BookClubReadingChallenge2022

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Bookboss
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Date night with my husband included a stop at the bookstore!

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ReadingOver50
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A creepy, trippy book of alternate time lines. Nate and Maddie are ok characters. For me the star was Ollie, their son. He was supposed to be in high school in the book but read like a 10 year old. I always felt a shock when I read his class mate was driving him someplace.

This is an epic story of good vs evil. Ollie and his family battle the forces that want to bring about the end of the world.

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Rissa1
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Solid 4⭐
Not a traditional horror story, definitely out there. Still wondering how authors come up with these storyline? Even though I wonder how I am glad they do.

LibrarianRyan I did NOT know there was a Michaels meters pop town. I have to go find it now! I thought I had all the horror pop towns 8mo
Rissa1 My husband gave it to me for my birthday in Dec. Good luck on your quest to find it. 8mo
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Rissa1
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Filling in at school today and tomorrow. It is nice to be out and still get to read.

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Rissa1
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I should mate that tote of socks but this book has me. Laundry is getting done. Clean sheets on the bed. Kids at school, husband at physical therapy, the sock will wait.

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Rissa1
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I am the mom reading during the kids movie. We are the only people here so I am distracting no one.

AkashaVampie 2 questions.... what movie are they watching? and is that the name of the chapter? lol 8mo
Rissa1 @AkashaVampie The movie is Sing 2 and that is the chapter title. 8mo
Rissa1 My favorite chapter tirle so far gas been " We all float Down Here" 8mo
Reggie Lol, that‘s awesome. 8mo
AkashaVampie @Rissa1 oh I was kinda thinking it could be that movie. Haha love the chapter names!!! 8mo
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EadieB
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#WeekendReads #Rachelsbrittain
@DarkMina Thanks for the tag!

1. The Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen

2. Vegetarian Chili 🌶

3. The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig has a definite Autumnal feel

DarkMina Did you like The Book of Accidents? 10mo
EadieB @DarkMina Yes I did! It is a creepy literary horror with dark magic and fantasy about good vs. evil. I live in Perkasie PA and the tunnel mentioned in the book is at the bottom of the hill my house sits on. I enjoyed all the sites in PA that were mentioned in the book as I have physically been there If you like Stephen King books then I would recommend you read this one. 10mo
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JacqMac
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This was so good. Kind of Stephen King-ish. It probably could have used more editing, but I couldn‘t put it down.

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JacqMac
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I can‘t seem to get warm today. I‘m going to finish this book though. And before I have to help the kid study for a physics test. Eww… physics. Thanks to this book, I‘m also going to surpass 20hrs.
#scarathlon #TeamHendrix @StayCurious
#20in4 @Andrew65 #spookoween @TheSpineView #wickedathon

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌 And good luck with the physics! 11mo
TheSpineView Sounds great 11mo
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JacqMac
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I started a new book when I went to bed last night. Because when isn‘t that a good idea? Now I‘m tired. But I‘m having trouble putting it down.
#scarathlon #TramHendrix @StayCurious
#20in4 @Andrew65 #spookoween @TheSpineView #wickedathon

Andrew65 Looks good. 11mo
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AlisBookNookCorner
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🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/10/21/the-book-of-accidents-by-chuck-...

Wow! I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this novel! This story follows the Graves family as they move into Mr. Graves's old family home. Little did this family know that there are secrets buried here that refuse to rest. Unleashing a devilish turn of events that will change their lives in ways they never saw coming. #halloweenread

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Branwen
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It's funny how this month I ended up reading three books that are my favorites of the year (Cloud Cuckoo Land, Under the Whispering Door, Empire of the Vampire) and then came across these two books in a row that I'm DNF'ing. I love Chuck Wendig normally, but this one is a bit too gory and has too many animal deaths. The other has a kitten death early on and I couldn't handle it. 😞 I'm sorry these didn't work out for me!

RaeLovesToRead Oh no! Kitten death... must remember to avoid this one. Doesn't Knaussgard know you always save the cat?! 😢 11mo
TrishB Thanks that‘s probably a no from me then! 11mo
Branwen @RaeLovesToRead @TrishB Yeah...it just ruined any desire to keep reading! 11mo
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LiteraryLona
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Reminiscent of Stephen King‘s storytelling, this story manages to be dark & twisty while still examining our individual nature. I found myself thinking about second chances, right and wrong decisions and the cosmic luck of our universe.

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Fr3NcHtOaSt
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First time reading a Chuck Wendig novel. It‘s mostly horror with some dark fantasy in it. I‘m enjoying it.

#TheBookofAccidents #ChuckWendig #book #ebook #reading #kindle #kindleoasis

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KristiAhlers
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So I‘m kinda doing a theme read for my favorite month of October and to start it off I just finished this one. I personally found it to be entertaining. A little Stephen King like and yes it‘s got random twists and turns and is kinda confusing but still creepy good. I truly enjoyed the characters so I was down for the journey.

Bklover This looks good. I‘m sitting here at Barnes and Noble and I definitely need to get off of Litsy or I‘m going to spend too much! 12mo
KristiAhlers @Bklover I really enjoyed it I picked it up on a lark. 12mo
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erank58
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May not be the most impressive TBR in terms of quantity, but my goal is to get in at least 1 a week during #scarathlon2021 😊 #teamhendrix

I also may take a trip to the library to see what other creepy reads I can add. I'm a mood reader, so we'll see how closely I stick to to this plan! @StayCurious

StayCurious Looks like a great stack to me! Remember it's all about enjoying your spooky reads! +50 early bird points. 12mo
KristiAhlers I just finished The Book of Accidents. I thought it was a decent creepy read! 12mo
erank58 @Katbooklover great! It's def a highly-anticipated one for me this year! 12mo
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Traci1
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My physical #scarathlon2021 tbr. I've got audios and ebooks I'd like to get to as well, so I know I won't read all of these. But I'm hoping to make a big dent.

#teamhendrix
@StayCurious

vivastory I just received Book of Accidents in the mail yesterday 12mo
Addison_Reads I really enjoyed Book of Accidents. It's weird, so be prepared, but it's a good creepy read. Go #TeamHendrix. 12mo
EadieB I enjoyed Book of Accidents very much! 12mo
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Traci1 @vivastory @Addison_Reads @EadieB I'm really looking forward to Book of Accidents. The struggle will be to hold off cracking it open til October. 🎃 12mo
EadieB @Traci1 Ah! Yes! That could be a problem for sure! 12mo
Emilymdxn Woooo I see Angel and the gang! 12mo
Traci1 @Emilymdxn I've never actually seen the show, but I thought I'd try it out. 12mo
Clwojick That‘s a good looking stack! 😉😎 12mo
StayCurious If you want to start some of your reads a bit early that‘s ok - just so long as you finish in October! 12mo
Traci1 @StayCurious ooh, good to know! 12mo
Read-y_Picker @StayCurious This is very important information! lol 12mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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Mehso-so

3¾⭐ | NARRATION 😀 = Good | Narrated by 📣 XE SANDS & GEORGE NEWBERN
This was one weird yarn...I say yarn because it was reminiscent of a ball of yarn rolling down a hill and unraveling in all sorts of crazy ways. Tripping over rocks and picking up scraps of debris along the way. Some of that debris clouded up the story…making it difficult for me to stay IN the story. Overall, it had great characters but the story was fairly confusing.

Jgacreations Same…..don‘t hate it, def didn‘t love it. 13mo
Megabooks Xe is hit or miss for me as a narrator 13mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @Megabooks I have figured out that I have to acclimate to her voice with each book I listen to by her. I don't like her at first, but eventually, once I get used to her...I love her. I just wish it had more narrators since it had multiple POVs. 12mo
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Jgacreations
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Mehso-so

It‘s long and a little weird. It‘s not bad but def not my favorite.

IamIamIam Tim is a big Chuck Wendig fan... I'll have to let him know about this one. 12mo
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alecia3dixie
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This book was not for me. I just thought it was so confusing and so boring. I didn't understand what was going on most of the time. And at the end of the book it all came together and I understood. But I just didn't feel like it was worth listening to for just the end to finally figure out what the heck you've been listening to. I just wanted the book to end so bad. 1/5 stars

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Booklover2
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Mehso-so

A homage to Stephen King old style horror, which is nice to see although it fell a bit short for me. It was badly in need of an editor as there were some repeats going on here. It was not at all what i was expecting, although the twist into a multiverse was very cool. My grumbles was the dialogue of the characters didn‘t feel real to me and it was a messy ending. I would have liked a lot more explanation about what was all that going on lol!

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Twainy
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🎧 Do not read this book if you are easily triggered. You‘ve been warned.

Wife swears a lot. Grisly animal deaths. Child abuse. Body horror. Etc.

Starts as a slow burn & then spins off like a top. Even though it builds slowly it has some truly horrific elements, dark humor, suspense, fantasy, magic & sci-fi. It‘s a real mash-up!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4 👇🏻

Twainy
It did give me a Stephen King vibe. It‘s character driven. Nate‘s abusive father dies & against his better judgement he makes the pivotal decision with his wife Maddie & son Oliver to move to the country to live in him childhood home.

The story starts out creeepy & escalates to absurd Lovecraftianish horror? I liked the male narrator‘s voice, the female narrator‘s voice felt too quiet. 👇🏻👇🏻
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Twainy Nate & Maddie both have troubled pasts. Their teenage son is very empathic & feels the pain of the world. There‘s a good VS evil vibe.

Echoes of The Shining.
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Tera66 Thank you for the warning on animal death, and fantastic review, friend! 14mo
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Twainy @Tera66 I love horror stories but a few times I was thinking … ewww. 🤗 good book but I‘m certain there‘s a trigger for nearly everyone. 14mo
Tera66 @Twainy I can take most things, but animal abuse, I just can't. I still may try this one eventually tho😁 14mo
Reggie I‘m so excited for this one but I think I‘m saving it for October. Idk. I‘m conflicted. I want to read it now but what will I have then. And now your review has me wanting to read it next. Dang it! 14mo
Twainy @Reggie I needed that laugh. I swear you have the best & most horror stories. This book was another weird one!! I‘ve thought about October too … Are there some good scary books on the horizon or do I need to reread? 🧐 14mo
Reggie I went looking and found this list. It might help. https://tornightfire.com/new-horror-books-in-2021/ I was totally just expecting a list of 5…. Lol 14mo
Twainy @reggie ahhh Queen of Teeth? The summary is giving me nightmares tonight. And the author of the ridiculous Bunny has a new book out. There‘s some gems here … I‘m looking at Chasing the Boogeyman! 😈 14mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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I had never read a Chuck Wendig novel before. This book reminds me of old school Stephen King with a little Stranger Things mixed in. It unfolds through the perspectives of Oliver, Nate & Maddie. Each member of this tiny family carries secrets & trauma that feed the evil in their world. As the monster among them grows larger, their relationships must evolve.
Trigger Warning ⚠️ necessary. If you can think of a trigger, it's probably in here.
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Addison_Reads I agree with you about the old school King vibes. There's even a chapter called We All Float Here Too. I really enjoyed this one. 14mo
vivastory I haven't read this one yet, but I heard it was horror. When I went to B&N yesterday they shelved it under mystery. I stuck a copy under the horror section 14mo
FelinesAndFelonies @vivastory It has the mythical aspect of older horror novels. Anyone looking for a whodunnit and picks this up in mystery may find themselves in over their head. 🙃 14mo
Twainy I‘m reading this right now. RAGE PEE 😆 (edited) 14mo
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BookwormAHN
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I really loved this book even though it's nutty and hard to describe without spoilers. What I can say is that it's about a family trying to stay together even with their own secrets and a bunch of supernatural insanity that they end up in 👻
#BBRC #YeahBaby #SupernaturalThriller @LibrarianRyan

BekahB I‘m planning on picking this up at Barnes & Noble this weekend. I‘m excited to read it! 14mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahh 14mo
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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #NetGalley

I enjoyed Wanderers, but I really loved this one! 💚 The creepy woods mixed with the ghost of a serial killer and a town with secrets all came together for the perfect horror book.

Reggie I picked this up this past weekend. Excited to get to it! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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FelinesAndFelonies
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Random House sent me this ARC which I sadly did not receive until publication day but I'm never mad about a free book! Now, to decide between this one and Sixteen Horses. 🤔

vivastory I'm looking forward to this one, but I need to read this one first 1y
FelinesAndFelonies @vivastory I just looked it up. I love dystopian novels. Now, I must buy it. Thank you! 1y
vivastory I've heard great things about it. I would dive into it now, except I just finished a chunkster apocalyptic novel. So I'll probably wait a bit. 1y
FelinesAndFelonies @vivastory was your previous chunkster Sleeping Beauties? I guess I didn't realize it was apocalyptic but if it is I'll put it on the list too! 1y
vivastory It was Sleeping Beauties. Now that I think about it, it would probably be more accurate to describe it as a pandemic horror novel than apocalyptic. 1y
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Mel
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Reminiscent of the big horror tomes of the 80s (think King, Koontz, McCammon), this is a chunkster of a book that really delivers on the good versus evil, return-home-to-creepy town story! #NetGalley #TheBookOfAccidenrs

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TracyReadsBooks
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This is a good one to read with the lights on…I really liked the first half of the story—it was creepy & atmospheric & Wendig did a great job building tension & suspense. And then there was a chapter after which, the book just didn‘t hold together quite as well for me. That being said, I enjoyed it overall & if horror is your thing, this is a solid read. Good characters & plenty of creepiness make this a pick. On sale 7/20/21.

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abookishbutterfly
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The Book of Accidents proved to be refreshingly different from anything else I have read. I loved the Graves family, but I especially adored what Wendig did with Oliver‘s character and the storyline surrounding his sensitivity. It brought such a beautiful purpose into the narrative.

My full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3925152101

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TracyReadsBooks
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Making an effort to read some ARCs before the book comes out. This one is up next.

FelinesAndFelonies I was notified I had an ARC of this coming but it hasn't shown up yet. I look forward to your review. 1y
TheSuspenseIsThrillingMe This one sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. 1y
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abookishbutterfly
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Did we need pain? Was some pain good, and some of it bad? Some of it ours to keep, and some of it invasive?

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“He felt people‘s pain—literally, he could see it, feel it, like a dark star pulsating. Sometimes the pain was small and sharp, other times like a geyser of sickness fountaining out of a person. Their fear, their worry, their trauma. It shared it with him. And he couldn‘t turn it off.”

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EadieB
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#BookSpinBingo

Long ago, Nathan lived in a house in the country with his abusive father. Long ago, Maddie was a little girl making dolls in her bedroom when she saw something she shouldn't have. Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania. Now, Nate and Maddie Graves are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver.

EadieB Now what happened long ago is happening again and it is happening to Oliver. This is a creepy literary horror with dark magic and fantasy about good vs. evil. I live in Perkasie PA and the tunnel mentioned in the book is at the bottom of the hill my house sits on. I enjoyed all the sites in PA that were mentioned in the book as I have physically been there If you like Stephen King books then I would recommend you read this one. (edited) 1y
ShelleyBooksie You are so brave reading a scary book that is based on your area 1y
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EadieB I would like to thank Del Rey Books and NetGalley for a free copy for an honest review. 1y
EadieB @ShelleyBooksie I didn‘t know it was based on the creepy tunnel in my hometown. Got it from NetGalley so I felt obligated to review it! 1y
vlwelser This sounds awesome. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
susurran Can't wait for this one! 1y
EadieB @susurran I definitely enjoyed it! 1y
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Listening to Tropical rain sounds and reading on tje afternoon lull

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Book 100

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Bookgirl
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This is straight up supernatural horror, and an interesting read. I love how one of the main characters can literally see people‘s pain. What a fascinating concept - and a horrible burden. Good characters, multiverses, horror, atrocious acts, and also acts of love and family bonds. I liked the ending despite, or due to?, its ambiguity. Solid addition to the horror genre. #netgalley #arc #dogsoflitsy #rescuedogs

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thewellreadpug
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A book that any fan of horror will most certainly enjoy! 5 stars!

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CaitlinByTheBook
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Wow! What a book. This was dark and sinister with strong character development. It explores evil in an interesting way with a sci-fi horror dimension. I wanted to read straight through, but could only take it in a little at a time because of the creepiness throughout. 5⭐️
ARC releases July 20, 2021

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CaitlinByTheBook
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Currently reading. I received a copy of this ARC from a friend who works in a bookstore and wow, it‘s something. Dark and creepy. I‘m anxious to find out how it ends, but I can only read so much at a time. ☠️

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