How far would you be willing to go to save those you love? Rain is a young woman trying to rebuild herself after years of drug addiction and abuse. Ten years ago, at age sixteen, she gave up her baby after the father, her first love, dies in Iraq. Now, three years clean and on the way to a job interview, Rain borrows a pair of reading glasses from an old lady on a Brooklyn train. The lenses are cracked and through the crack she catches a glimpse of a little boy running and screaming. The boy looks so much like Rains dead lover. Like their son must look now. Rain realizes that the glasses give her quick glimpses of her lost son, Dylan, who needs her to find him. Dylan is important to our damaged, hopeless world. But hes in terrible trouble because evil creatures - the Shadow People - are trying to corrupt and destroy him. If Dylan dies, then hope dies. But how does a recovering junkie fight supernatural monsters? And how far will one woman go to save her lost son?...
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I don't believe I've ever read a novel quite like GLIMPSE before; I'm not even sure how to categorize it.
After Rain has spent about 3 years trying to get clean, she is now battling a new demon who is trying to destroy her son. Such a truly creepy story filled with, not just dreams, but nightmares. This book definitely held my attention! I will be looking for more by this author.
Thank you to St. Martin's Press for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
"Time is a scalpel," said Doctor Nine, "and hope is the whetstone that keeps it sharp."
This is the first May read for the horror read and review group NightWorms, and for the first time the Worm reviews are all over the place. Our reviews kind of mirror the novel itself. I liked parts of it but some parts didn't make a lot of sense. This is a book that is sort of all over the place, and it's too bad, becaus ...more
Thank you St. Martin's for "granting my wish" through Netgalley and providing a digital copy of this book to read and review.
For some reason, I got this author confused with the one who wrote Raising Stony Mayhall. I guess I was mixing that zombie book up with Patient Zero. Ha!
Anyhow, this is my first Jonathan Maberry book and there were pros and cons. I really liked the characters and thought their troubled pasts and addictions were done well. Rain is the main character. She was a pregnant tee ...more
First a big thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book to review.
I love the Joe Ledger series. My best friend Morgannah Lefebvre teases me that hes my book boyfriend. So I wasn’t going into this novel unfamiliar with Maberry's work. Yet in some ways I may as well have been. In this story of an addict named Rain, who gave up her baby immediately after delivery at the tender age of 16 and refers cryptically to a Dr. Nine is very different as a MC than Joe Ledger. Yet t ...more
Enter a world where magic is real. And the difficulties of dealing with Guilt and Grief are all pervasive .... This is nothing like the Joe Ledger books .. but rather , a unique, supernatural chiller tour de force. The "Cracked World Society": a group of 4 addicts fight for sobriety. All with memories of loss and pain and failure and descent into addiction. "Rain" (Lorraine) Thomas is are main protagonist and is a "hot mess" She circles the drain of life for seven years with multiple types of a ...more
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in return for review.
This book reminds me of Stephen King books from 20 years ago back when Stephen King was the best horror writer to ever pick up a pen. He is still the greatest ever but his writing style has changed. Jonathon Mayberry has picked up the torch and I for one am so glad to read this book.
This book had me from the very first page. I really could not put it down.
The backstory on the character named Monk could be a novel all by itself. I wish the a ...more
I’ve been a fan of Jonanthan Maberry for a good number of years and was delighted to hear of this new supernatural stand-alone novel not connected to the numerous series, collections, comics or YA projects this prolific author is often involved with. I enjoyed it so much I comfortably rank it alongside his finest adult work, “Patient Zero”, “Ghost Road Blues”, or “Dead of Night”. This mind-bender of a novel cleverly combines unsettling horror with supernatural thriller and fully deserves to pick ...more
I think I like Maberry's Ledger series only, I find his other writing not suitable to my particular palate.