He understood why she did it. She had lost her own baby - one conceived by the unwanted advances of a sexual predator - and hated thinking of them out there in the cemetery, alone and cold. She had to bring them into the warmth. She had to give them the lives they'd otherwise never live. It was her mission.
But with each new doll brought home, her yearning for a living child of her own continued to grow. Yes, he knew why she did it, but even so, he wasn't able to stand by her, and he knew she was going to get a lot worse before she got better. But how do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? And how do you turn your back on your own sister?
From Matt Shaw, the author behind the black cover books, comes a terrifying story of lost love and mental illness. Expect twists and turns as he takes you on a dark journey into the depths of a broken mind.
©2016 Matt Shaw Publications (P)2016 Matt Shaw Publications
I write short stories and love reading. I can't stand poor grammar though. I like most types of books but I don't like erotica or romance.
In rating this book the way I have I am ignoring emotions and rating purely the quality of the book and the writing. I think it's the only to examine such a book of pure unadulterated evil and weakness. reading this book it's surprising that any of us have relationshipes at all risking everything for a leap in to the unknown and yet we do and most of the time it works out. This is a horror about those times when it doesn't. It features a rapist, a weak mother and two half mad siblings. One mad with grief, hatred and blaming herself for her weakness. The other mad with the need to hide secrets and protect his sister who was driven to murder by her mother and the man she let in to the house after the death of her real father. it's an examination of human nature at its worst. written well enough it makes you want to hate them all for different reasons. The girl had alternatives which she did not explore and for that you hate her. The rapist of course and the mother for being weak. The boy is the only one free from blame. I liked it though. I will add only that the naration is poor. the reader often stumbling on his words and slurring more than once. ignore that and examine the book from a human nature perspective rather than an emotional one and you have an extreme horror without ghosts and zombies and all the rest right here it could be the family next door. You just never know.
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