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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library ADA (Text) 33500013776463 New Checked out 10/07/2023
Twin Valley LINK Site ADA (Text) 33500013776455 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 0063222892
  • ISBN: 9780063222892
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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Summary, etc.: After posting a negative book review, a woman living in a remote location begins to wonder if the author is a little touchy—or very, very dangerous—in this pulse-pounding novel of psychological suspense and terror from the critically acclaimed author of No Exit and Hairpin Bridge. Emma Carpenter lives in isolation with her golden retriever Laika, house-sitting an old beachfront home on the rainy Washington coast. Her only human contact is her enigmatic old neighbor, Deek, and (via text) the house’s owner, Jules. One day, she reads a poorly written—but gruesome—horror novel by the author H. G. Kane, and posts a one-star review that drags her into an online argument with none other than the author himself. Soon after, disturbing incidents start to occur at night. To Emma, this can’t just be a coincidence. It was strange enough for this author to bicker with her online about a lousy review; could he be stalking her, too? As Emma digs into Kane’s life and work, she learns he has published sixteen other novels, all similarly sadistic tales of stalking and murder. But who is he? How did he find her? And what else is he capable of?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 March #2
    Emma Carpenter suffered a terrible tragedy, ending up homeless and penniless. Taking a job as a house sitter on a remote island on the Washington coast, she spends her days reading e-books, walking her dog, and communicating with her neighbor, Deek, using a telescope and a whiteboard since she has no desire to meet anyone face-to-face. She's in a holding pattern until she can take the backpack of rocks she keeps by her back door and walk into the ocean. But then she does something out of character, writing a review on Amazon of one of the e-books she's read. She gives it one star, and almost immediately, the author begins sending her increasingly threatening messages. As the situation escalates, Emma senses impending doom, and she's right—in a single night of terrible violence and bloodshed, her worst nightmares come true. The imaginative and thoroughly original plot features bewildering and bizarre twists and a totally unexpected ending. Adams' modern-day Gothic effectively blends horror and thriller and is guaranteed to keep readers off-balance with its intensity and overall creepiness. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Authors Fiction
Stalking Fiction
Books Reviews Fiction
Housesitting Fiction
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

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