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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Jonathan Maberry has a creepy, twisty novel that will keep you on your toes. Rain is a woman, who is cracking mentally. She has become haunted and obsessed about an infant she gave up for adoption years before. While her mental health struggles, she finds a pair of cracked glasses, in them she has a vision of a child being chased by a man. The child looks eerily like her dead ex-boyfriend, who was the father of her child she gave up for adoption. Rain begins to find herself ch ...more
Well, that was certainly different....!
What would you do if you woke up one morning to realize you missed out on an entire day!
That’s exactly what happened to Rain as she set off for a job interview, only to discover she’d missed her appointment by 24 hours!
On her way to the missed interview, Rain encounters an unusual elderly woman who gives her a cracked, but very exceptional pair of glasses. Somehow they allow Rain to see more clearly than she ever did before.
How wonderful! But now she ...more
I am a fan of Maberry’s Joe Ledger series so I was super excited that Netgalley gave me a chance to read this. Overall it was good. Pretty trippy, but these types of books are good when all I’m reading lately is crime novels. Reminded me a lot of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I would have preferred more character development but the plot was good enough to keep me going.
Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
3 1/2 Stars
Although Glimpse was much slower than what I’ve come to expect from Jonathan Maberry, and there were a couple of characters who annoyed and distracted me, I still wound up enjoying the book. The story is complex, the characters memorable, and the villain deliciously evil. I also thought it was somewhat reminiscent of Stephen King’s Dr. Sleep and Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, so if you’re a fan of th ...more
If you are looking for a dark read about a recovering addict, with terrorizing dreams and basically a life full of regret and depression then you might want to take a glimpse into Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry. It was an effort for me to enjoy and finish this book. Redeeming characters pull this book along but they are all wrapped up in Rain Thomas' (our main character) shadow people. A physiological scent with unhappiness throughout. Get a bit of cuddly with "Bug" Rain's scared of his shadow dog. ...more
I’m not good at writing reviews so I just do it when I feel as if I owe the author more than the purchase of the book after having read it. Jonathan Maberry has, very sneakily, become my favorite author. This is a result of his constant production and quality of work. He just write kickass stories and knows what his readers want and he gives it to us.
With Glimpse, he ratcheted up the bizarre and the emotions. It’s a great story with a great cast of characters. Monk Addison rivals Joe Ledger in c ...more
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Forced to give up her child at the age of sixteen, recovering drug addict Rain now lives a life in the shadows of regret and plagued by nightmares. When she finds herself running extraordinarily late for a job interview, she's discovers she's even later than imagined - Rain has, inexplicably, lost an entire day and has no memory of the twenty-four hours between Thursday and Saturday. Dejected, Rain encounters a mysterious woman on her train ride home who gives her a pair of cracked glasses and t ...more