The Ashes: A Gripping Psychological Suspense Thriller (The Rebecca Underhill Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B01LZOBGHE
- Publisher : Bear Horror (November 25, 2016)
- Publication date : November 25, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2964 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 589 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #598,703 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Their nearest neighbor, Sam Goodman, has bought the house next door, where Rebecca’s good friends lived until their deaths. Sam also rents out part of his property for the same neighbor to grow corn.
Rebecca is concerned that Michael has been talking about two different voices he’s been hearing. One – from the barn – is his father, he says. The other, even more disturbing, is from the cornfield, and he says that voice is from Mr. Skinner. Michael is only eight, but he has the ability to draw that Rebecca’s friend Franny did. He draws a very good likeness of his father, which Rebecca puts down to having seen pictures of him all over the house. However, the person he calls Mr. Skinner makes her skin crawl.
Little does anyone know that Mr. Skinner had been a former cell mate of Whalen, who had kidnapped Rebecca twice.
As the book progresses, learning about the man, Skinner, who adored Whalen before Whalen was released and Skinner escaped (after Whalen’s death) and why the police may not be broadcasting the fact of his escape scared me to death. What if this is going on right now, anywhere?
Whalen had a preference for basements. So, it seems, does Skinner. Only Skinner makes basements more terrifying. I’m glad our washer and dryer are upstairs and I have no reason at all to go into ours.
The last few chapters, as in The Remains, will have you holding your breath, reluctant to release air for fear you will be gasping in more in a paragraph or two.
Literally until the last chapter, when everything you are scared for for Rebecca to admit takes her where she needs to go comes true, you cannot help but be terrified for what comes next.
This is another edge of your seat, what the holy baloney can he have happen next, type of book. The characters (with the obvious exceptions of the boogeymen) are very likeable. You want to urge them on to the best life ever. Until we learn of Skinner. Then we are terrified for them. You know those movies where you scream at the character: don’t go into the basement. Well, here you go. There’s a reason for that! Loved this book and the one before it, and highly recommend it. Where’s Rebecca #3?
As I got into this story I suspected there might be a book before this one. The author relates a huge event in the past that comes back to haunt Rebecca, her best friend, and their children. A psycho killer has escaped from the asylum and is coming for them, bent on finishing the job his cellmate started all those years ago.
You’ve seen the movies or read the books with similar scenarios. What will get you is how the author turns it darker, more horrifying. I’m warning you right now, don’t expect happy endings for everyone. This killer is cunning, patient, and doesn’t even seem to be entirely human. He’s like a spider. He spins his web and waits for the prey to get trapped in it.
I questioned some of the actions, especially Rebecca’s and her boyfriend Sam’s. They knew the killer was out there somewhere. Knew there was a threat, especially to the children. And hesitating at some crucial times wasn’t something I imagined I’d do. I’d be screaming for the police at the top of my lungs. I know, that’s easy for me to say. I’m not the one being hunted. But, then the story wouldn’t be so intense, wouldn’t get those gut reactions I suspect the author was going for. Sure got them out of me.
This is a hair ripping, wild look into the mind of a monster, and the struggles his victims go through to escape his killing web. I mentioned earlier that I suspected their was a book before this one. There is. The Remains. While I read this book first and got information about the earlier story, I plan to read it and expect to get just as much enjoyment out of it even though I have an idea how it ends.
If you love psychological thrillers with a large dose of horror, you’ll want to read this book.