Author: Tamara Thorne And Alistair Cross
Published Date: April 9th 2016
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
A Girl’s Worst Nightmare is Her Mother …
Priscilla Martin. She’s the diva of Morning Glory Circle and a driving force in the quaint California town of Snapdragon. Overseer of garage sales and neighborhood Christmas decorations, she is widely admired. But few people know the real woman behind the perfectly coiffed hair and Opium perfume.
Family is Forever. And Ever and Ever …
No one escapes Prissy’s watchful eye. No one that is, except her son, who committed suicide many years ago, and her daughter, Claire, who left home more than a decade past and hasn’t spoken to her since. But now, Priscilla’s daughter and son-in-law have fallen on hard times. Expecting their first child, the couple is forced to move back … And Prissy is there to welcome them home with open arms … and to reclaim her broken family.
The Past Isn’t Always as Bad as You Remember.
Sometimes it’s Worse …
Claire has terrible memories of her mother, but now it seems Priscilla has mended her ways. When a cache of vile family secrets is uncovered, Claire struggles to determine fact from fiction, and her husband, Jason, begins to wonder who the monster really is. Lives are in danger – and Claire and Jason must face a horrifying truth … a truth that may destroy them … and will forever change their definition of “Mother.”
These two authors work SO well together that the flow is seamless. I’ve read other works with author pairs and you can tell when the other picks up the writing. This book flowed so well. It got into your head, and twisted around in there and made you connect so deeply with these characters. There’s a main mystery in this book, but also so many small side ones that also take time to come out, that you’re constantly trying to figure it out!
This story was dark. I will warn those away that don’t like very dark and twisted things to stay away. There’s many taboo subjects covered that may make people uncomfortable but I loved it. It’s exactly one of those great things about horror. Things that are so normal and everyday can be hiding some really really dark things. Complete 5 stars from me. I am excited to see what comes next from this pair of authors! They are an unstoppable horror force!
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