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VIOLET – Scott Thomas (out now!)
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In the lineage of Peter Straub’s Julia, Scott Thomas’ Violet is the disturbing tale of a woman haunted by her long-abandoned imaginary friend.
For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for ten-year-old Kris Barlow, it was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother.
Three decades later, loss returns—her husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew pain—to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. It’s there that Kris and her eight-year-old daughter will make a stand against grief.
But a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown—and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return
My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars
Last year I picked up KILL CREEK by Scott Thomas and absolutely loved it! So I was anxiously waiting for his next book, VIOLET, to come out. This one is perfect to get you in the mood for the fall season and Halloween coming up. The more horror and ghost stories, the better! I did enjoy this one, just not as much as I loved KILL CREEK.
While this was creepy and spooky there was so much information and detail in this book. The main reason I took off a little bit on my rating was because it took away from the pacing for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love when an author can give you the details to set the scene and transport you into the book, but this one had some parts that could have been shortened. I know I’m not the only one to mention it, but there was a lot of talk about cleaning floors and similar tasks. This all being said, I know I’m in the minority on this. So it’s definitely more of a me thing than the book.
Overall, I would 100% recommend both books! If you’re looking for a good horror read, then this is perfect to add to that TBR. I will continue to pick up whatever Thomas releases in the future!