24 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Dismember by Daniel Pyle

I don’t think I scare easily. I do, however, get creeped out easily. My nightmares have nothing to do with Freddy Kruguer and everything to do with some guy breaking into my house and killing my husband and stealing my child or some lady snatching my kid from the grocery store. I’m not all that anxious about it, but that’s what wakes me up at 3am in a cold sweat. THOSE kind of nightmares.

… which would explain why, at 2am, I was sitting up in bed, reading this book, wide awake, listening to every groan of the house, every branch scratching the window, completely unable to breathe. One might wonder why I do this to myself, but the fact of the matter is that I love it! There’s something about what reading these kinds of books does to my head that is both disturbing and exhilarating. I’m sure some scientist will come up with a reason that I’m completely twisted, but well… who cares.

The author has a knack for this kind of writing. He kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen. Sometimes, it was nothing and sometimes it was definitely something. There was some serious gore int his book *shudder* but it wasn’t all gore all the time, there were actual hardcore story lines with actual developed characters. It made me care about them, even care about the murderer at times. Really superbly done.

Now for the bad… I’m taking away only one star for it, but… he messed with my bow. What bow? The bow that ties up the end of my books with a pretty nice package, that’s the one. I hated the ending. I need to KNOW what happens. I need it spelled out for me. If there’s a book two, okay, but don’t leave me hanging on a stand alone book. I know, I know, it’s a split of how you should do it… sometimes it’s best left to the reader’s imagination. Blah blah blah. But, dude, Mr. Author… you left me hanging. Sigh.

This book is recommended for horror/suspense fans that like a good solid story line.

Description:
The summer he turned seven, Dave Abbott survived a gruesome mountainside car accident that left the rest of his family savaged and dead.

Now, after living twenty-three years with the twisted backwoodsman who pulled him from the wreckage, Dave is carrying out a plan to replace each of his lost loved ones with members of nearby, unsuspecting families. He has prepared, he’s stalked, and now his chance has come to get his family safely out of the mountains once and for all.

Whether they like it or not.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2010: 92

2 Responses to “Dismember by Daniel Pyle”

  1. Mary 24 November 2010 at 1:54 pm Permalink

    The ending was a big let-down. Maybe he didn’t know how to end it. I was disappointed. Also, there was a little too much info about Trevor’s tummy troubles.

  2. Candy Beauchamp 24 November 2010 at 2:07 pm Permalink

    Hi Mary! Like I said, I didn’t like it, but I get why authors do it sometimes. Sometimes the stuff I come up with in my own head is much more interesting than anything he could write (you know what mean, that sounds weird). Overall, I really liked the book – yeah, poor Trevor.


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