BY VINCENT ZANDRI
Published: November 30th 2010 by StoneHouse Ink
Details: Paperback, 375 pages
Isbn: 0982770502 (Isbn 13: 9780982770504)
DESCRIPTION (From Publisher)
Thirty years ago, teenager Rebacca Underhill and her twin sister Molly were abducted by a man who lived in a house in the woods behind their upstate New York farm. They were held inside that house for three horrifying hours, until making their daring escape . Vowing to keep their terrifying experience a secret in order to protect their mother and father, the girls tried to put the past behind them. And when their attacker was hunted down by police and sent to prison, they beleived he was as good as dead.
Now, it's 30 years later, and with Molly having passed away from cancer, Rebecca, a painter and art teacher, is left alone to bear the burden of a secret that has only gotten heavier and more painful with each passing year. But when Rebecca begins receiving some strange anonymous text messages, she begins to realize that the monster who attacked her all those years ago is not dead after all. He's back, and this time, he wants to do more than just haunt her. He wants her dead.
A BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vincent Zandri is an award-winning novelist, essayist and freelance photojournalist. His novel As Catch Can (Delacorte) was touted in two pre-publication articles by Publishers Weekly and was called “Brilliant” upon its publication by The New York Post. The Boston Herald attributed it as “The most arresting first crime novel to break into print this season.” Other novels include Godchild (Bantam/Dell) and Permanence (NPI). Translated into several languages including Japanese and the Dutch, Zandri’s novels have also been sought out by numerous major movie producers, including Heyday Productions and DreamWorks. Moonlight Falls is his fourth novel. He is the author of the blogs, Dangerous Dispatches and Embedded in Africa for RT ( Russia Today TV) which have been syndicated and translated in several different languages throughout the world. He also writes for other global publications, including Culture 11, Globalia, Globalspec and more. Zandri’s nonfiction has appeared in New York Newsday, Hudson Valley Magazine, Game and Fish Magazine and others, while his essays and short fiction have been featured in many journals including Fugue, Maryland Review and Orange Coast Magazine. He holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College and is a 2010 International Thrillerl. Writer’s Awards panel judge. Zandri currently divides his time between New York and Europe. He is the drummer for the Albany-based punk band to Blisterz. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at http://www.vincentzandri.blogspot.com./
I was so glad to get a chance to read this book for review. I actually had been waiting for it since I read "Moonlight Falls" in May. "The Remains" is the second book by Vincent Zandri that I have read and so far I have loved them both. He is a great writer and really knows how to keep you in suspense. The characters have plenty of detail and the story is told well. This book is easily read and moves along at a pretty fast pace and is suitable for young adults as well. I started reading this book late in the evening and I ended up staying up way too late because I couldn't put it down. I kept telling myself, just close the book and go to sleep it would be there in the morning but I just had to keep reading. Vincent Zandri knows how to get your attention from the very beginning and will keep it there till the very end. I just love a great late night read especially an excellent suspense such as this one.
I would like to thank Vincent Zandri, StoneHouse Ink, and Dorothy from Pump Up Your Books for supplying me with this great book to read.
I was provided this book from the author Vincent Zandri, StoneHouse Ink and Dorothy Thompson from Pump Up Your Book. This review is of my own honest opinion on the book that I have recieved from this company free of charge to do this review and that in no way influences the way I do my reviews. I am under no obligation to give a positive or negative review. All reviews are of my own thoughts and should not influence a non-purchase on any item soley based on my reviews as these are only my own opinions.