A family tragedy thrusts Amanda into the foster care of the Henning family at the start of her senior year of high school. Amanda soon learns that the prestigious private school isn't what it seems. Monarch Preparatory School for Girls is a place plagued by rampant teen pregnancy, promiscuity, and violence.
Amanda is confused when Kat, who rules the school, befriends her. Perhaps more confusing, though, are her momentary lapses in memory, misplaced or moved objects, and instances of depravity taking place within the Henning household.
Unbeknownst to Amanda, Ceremonial Father conducts ritual sacrifice and blood orgies with a group of Satanists.
What is truly happening at Monarch Prep? Can Amanda make it to graduation? Most of all, what role will she play?
"Lucifer's Children combines the teens in trouble of classic John Saul with the no-holds-barred visceral intensity of Edward Lee and Jack Ketchum. This is hardcore horror with a heart. You'll want to look away from this smashing, page-turner, but you simply won't be able to." (David Bell, author of Somebody I Used to Know)
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This story is *definitely* not for the feint of heart. Or for the easily offended. Or for the weak of stomach. But I kind of loved it! At times I felt the author trying to be as vulgar as possible and that took me out of it a little (the story didn't need to TRY to be vulgar) but other than that, I thought this was a bold, unique and enthralling story that I had a hard time putting down. While definitely a horror book, it has a juicy 'mystery' element that I was dying to have solved. I'd recommend this book to any friends who aren't sensitive to child abuse. Lots and lots of child abuse. Joe Hempel does a fantastic job of narrating this book. Most of the characters in this tale are young women and Hempel did a remarkable job of voicing them, even to the point where I knew who was speaking without the author identifying them. Performance in the voice acting of a book like this is key and he absolutely nailed it!
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- Tad B.
Disturbing and Interesting