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College student Drew Brady never wanted the power to spy on his friends. But late one night, he finds a box of old Polaroids buried under his house that can change to show him whatever he desires, and Drew finds himself with the power to watch the people around him without them ever knowing.
Yet as Drew falls deeper into the rabbit hole of jealousy and despair, he begins having strange visions of the students who lived at the house 20 years ago and the gruesome fates they met after moving out. He finds evidence of a stalker who may be living on the property. The line between reality and nightmare blurs. Drew realizes there is something under the house that is manipulating him through the pictures, an eldritch, not-quite-dead thing that will drive him to do unspeakable evil if he doesn't look away....
A blistering horror story, Lurk is unlike anything you've ever heard.
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By J on 02-21-17
Great debut novel!
Lately I've been trying to listen to several new audiobooks, but I eventually gave up on them due to poor narration or uninteresting plots. Thankfully, this didn't happen with Lurk!
I was hooked fairly early on and I enjoyed Drew's journey. It was nice to have the main character someone you may not necessarily like or enjoy, but his motivations and thought processes are well developed. The other core characters were also well written.
Now as a horror novel, is it actually worth it? Well it definitely creeped me out/unnerved me a good number of times. The vivid descriptions help and as an audiobook I think it's even better. Kevin Meyer's creepy as hell laugh/chuckle (you'll know it when you listen) was fantastic for example. Though his range isn't broad (female characters weren't distinct) and sometimes it was hard to figure out which character was speaking, I still enjoyed the narration overall.
I'm looking forward to see what Adam Vine writes next!
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By Lucia Stegaru on 02-23-17
Lurk keeps you on your toes!
Would you listen to Lurk again? Why?
Yes! The novel is pretty thought-provoking. You don't know whether to trust the narrator, if what he is saying is true/real. Listening to the book again would probably uncover some new nuances I may not have noticed before!
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Definitely. You see Drew descend into his own mind, and are on the whole journey with him. Adam Vine very vividly depicts the kind of turmoil Drew goes through, and you just never know what is going to happen next!
Which character – as performed by Kevin Meyer – was your favorite?
Drew, probably. There was not too too much distinction between characters, especially the female ones. Kevin Meyer captured Drew's emotions pretty well, though.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Drew coming full circle at the end really shocked me! It was an unexpected surprise that really added to the creep factor. It also left me with so many questions, in a good way! By the end, you are not sure if you can even trust anything Drew says, which makes it all way creepier.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful