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This was a very fast paced, intense read that I couldn't put down.. Thomas is an amazing writer that develops his characters into people you actually would love it sit and have their company with. They feel real.
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The four remaining friends from the youthful Suicide Squad are each struggling with problems, echoes from the war, and had mostly lost touch with each other since Maggie's husband and their friend Ricky was buried. Maggie had purchased the house in Jotham which had scared them so much as teenagers, yet none of them seemed able to remember. She wrote to them asking that they come visit her, and they did - Jonathan with his wife and step daughter, although mother and daughter quickly left after Jon's drunken outburst on the first evening, homeless Bobby even though the full moon was approaching, and Jake, still struggling to reconcile his relationship with God. And still they don't remember the house despite a photo showing them all standing in front of it.
Maggie has changed. She looked I'll. And everywhere the chirping, the clicking ...
Interspersing the unfolding events with excerpts from their past, happier days as a close friendship group before war entered, and destroyed, their lives, Mr.Thomas flowers writes with skill and word craft, whilst narrator reads in a frequently deadpan voice, though with good intonation and giving individual voice to each of the protagonists, which serves to increase the tensions of the text. A slow, insidious horror of mind and body, creepy and impactful.
This book continues directly from book one and really needs the predecessor to fully appreciate it.
My thanks to the rights holder for creeping gifting me a complimentary copy of Emerging, at my request, via Audiobook Boom.