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Bag of Bones meets Stranger Things....
Gilchrist is as beautiful as it is terrifying - a novel of mounting suspense, with an unsettlingly human heart at its core...black as it may be.
Two years after losing their infant son to a tragic accident, Peter Martell, a novelist with a peculiar knack for finding lost things, and his wife, Sylvia, are devastated to learn they may no longer be able to have children. In need of a fresh start, and compelled by strange dreams, the couple decide to rent a lake house in the idyllic town of Gilchrist, Massachusetts, a place where bad things might just happen for a reason. As bizarre events begin to unfold around them - a chance encounter with a gifted six-year-old boy, a series of violent deaths, and repeated sightings of a strange creature with a terrifying nature - Peter and Sylvia are drawn into the chaos and soon discover that coming to Gilchrist may not have been their decision at all.
Set against a small New England town in the summer of 1966, Gilchrist is a sinister tale about the haunting origins of violence, evil, and the undying power of memory.
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By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-27-18
After losing their son in an accident two years ago, Peter Martell and his wife Sylvia are devastated to learn that they might never be able to have another child. Peter has been having strange dreams and remembers the name Gilchrist from them. Out driving one day, he sees a sign for a place called Gilchrist and goes to investigate. Whilst there, he decides that a nice stay in a lake house will hopefully help his marriage and rents a cabin. Once there strange things start happening and Peters life is about to change forever!
This was a slow burner. We start off by getting to know Peter and Sylvia, which I really liked because it made them easier to like and connect with. Then we see some of the characters of Gilchrist and get to know them too. We get to see that this place isn't what we thought it was and that something evil is in town! I liked that the characters are all fleshed out and we get a sense of who they are.
The plot was slow to start too, but right from the start, we get a sense that something is coming and it makes the anticipation climb. There are some twists and turns that I enjoyed too. I also enjoyed the setting of the small town and that it was set in the 60's, it made it feel like the old school horror books.
In all, this was a good read. At nearly 17 hours, it's quite long, but it didn't feel it. It took me three days to listen to, though I wanted to listen to it quicker because I wanted to see what was happening. An enjoyable listen and I'll have to check out more from this author.
Kevin Clay did a great job with this. He was clear and concise and had tones for each of the characters, the only reason it wasn't a five start from me was because I felt like he needed to work a bit on his inflections and cadences to bring the creepy atmosphere to life fully!!
I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Nomi on 04-03-18
I’m a bit conflicted about weather I liked this or not. The idea and story could have been great. But the execution was just a bit off. Parts were terribly boring, I found myself needing to backup because I wasn’t paying attention. But I did want to finish it just see how it ended. The narrator did a great job.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
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