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Halloween Bingo Tracking Post #9

 

 

 

Called:

 

9/1   Classic Horror

9/3   Cryptozoologist

9/5   Cozy Mystery (not on my card)

9/7   New Release

9/9   Southern Gothic

9/11 Terrifying Women

9/13 A Grimm Tale

9/15 Modern Masters of Horror

9/17 Creepy Carnivals

9/19 Relics and Curiosities

9/21 Diverse Voices

 

 

 

Read:

 

Terrifying Women – The Creek

Country House Mystery – Ten

Genre: Suspense – Glimpse

New Release – Obscura

Cryptozoologist – The Jersey Devil

Southern Gothic – The Elementals

Classic Horror – The Exorcist

Murder Most Foul – Hunting Fear by Kay Hooper

 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I’ve listened 275 out of 626 minutes.

Murder House - Therese Plummer, James Patterson, Jay Snyder, David B. Ellis

 

 

It took a while to get to any real action. This. is not what I expect from a Patterson book. 
So far, it seems like just background setup.

 

Also, the prologue was difficult to listen to. It was a school shooting from the POV of the shooter.  

[spoiler]

[/spoiler]The weapon is a bb gun, but you don’t find that out until it’s over.

[spoiler]

[/spoiler]

 

I’m listening to this for the Free Square:

 

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Reading progress update: I’ve listened 275 out of 626 minutes.

Murder House - Therese Plummer, James Patterson, Jay Snyder, David B. Ellis

 

It took a while to get to any real action. This. is not what I expect from a Patterson book. 
So far, it seems like just background setup.

 

Also, the prologue was difficult to listen to. It was a school shooting from the POV of the shooter.  

[spoiler]The weapon is a bb gun, but you don’t find that out until it’s over.

[/spoiler]

 

I’m listening to this for the Free Square:

 

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The Creek by Jennifer L. Holm

Review:

The Creek - Jennifer L. Holm

 

First, pets go missing, and then a child is killed. Twelve-year-old Penny and her friends hear the gossip about Caleb and they, like all the parents, think he is the killer. After all, he terrorized the town before he was sent away and now he is back. 

 

The story was okay. The characters don’t have a lot of depth and Caleb is basically just a shadow of evil. The final reveal is a bit of a stretch. But it was a quick read with some twists and creepy moments. It’s aimed at middle-grade readers and I think that age group would enjoy it.

 

I read this for the Terrifying Women square:

 

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Halloween Bingo Tracking Post #8

 

I am a bit behind on updates, but this should catch me up to the current call. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

Called:

 

9/1   Classic Horror

9/3   Cryptozoologist

9/5   Cozy Mystery (not on my card)

9/7   New Release

9/9   Southern Gothic

9/11 Terrifying Women

9/13 A Grimm Tale

9/15 Modern Masters of Horror

9/17 Creepy Carnivals

9/19 Relics and Curiosities

 

 

 

Read:

 

Country House Mystery – Ten

Genre: Suspense – Glimpse

New Release – Obscura

Cryptozoologist – The Jersey Devil

Southern Gothic – The Elementals

Classic Horror – The Exorcist

Murder Most Foul – Hunting Fear by Kay Hooper

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Ten – audiobook

Review:

Ten - Gretchen McNeil

 

Minnie’s face was deathly pale.

– First sentence

 

This is a YA novel “inspired by Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None” (according to the Amazon page). 

 

Ten teenagers are at a house party on an island full of summer homes in the middle of February. There is a huge storm which of course knocks out power and phone lines. As her friends start dying, Meg tries to figure out the clues left behind, all while protecting her best friend from falling apart, and hiding her secret crush.

 

The characters are mostly underdeveloped (some of them die rather quickly after we meet them) and basically unlikeable.  But the book is fast-paced and kept me guessing until the very end. I had my suspicions, but they were wrong, which is always fun.

 

I read this book for the Country House Mystery square (a closed circle murder set during a gathering like a house party):

 

 

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Glimpse

Review:

Glimpse - Jonathan Maberry

 

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

– Edgar Allan Poe

 

Rain’s life is spinning out of control. Yes, she’s an addict and her past is filled with mistakes, but now it seems her nightmares are coming to life. 

 

Dr. Nine is the evil force in this book and he is creepy as hell. Rain and her friends are wonderfully flawed characters. And Monk is an amazing character all on his own, a cross between a private detective and paranormal vigilante.

 

I enjoyed this one. It is a bit of a slow burn, but totally worth it. I was surprised by the twists and by the ending. I love Maberry’s writing, the Rot & Ruin series, the Pine Deep series, and the Dead of Night series. This one is different but still scary and fun.

 

I read this book for the Suspense square:

 

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