- File Size: 515 KB
- Print Length: 210 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ellysian Press (April 5, 2015)
- Publication Date: April 5, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VQPBLCE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,385,176 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I knew when I started reading this book that I would like the premise because it reminded me of my all time favorite book, Intensity by Dean Koontz. It starts off with the two girls who I mostly came to care about although they were not the highlights of the story for me. Then we meet Cory and his little brother Sam and for me they make the book. They are great well rounded characters with a heartbreaking back story. The way the bad guy was messing with them was creepy and awful and I was rooting for Sam from the get go. All of the characters were done very well and their relationships with each other were fun to watch unfold. The setting was done well and I was able to easily imagine the different places and how they fit together. The setting was almost a character itself as it played a large part in the story. It was creepy, helped to create a sense of helplessness and was real all at the same time. The story had a good pace with the exception of a couple of needless conversations that the cops had toward the end of the story but they were easily overlooked.
There were some things that didn't necessarily work for me after looking back. The bad guys motivations were never very clear. I thought he was just running around killing people for fun then things happened that made me question that. A few times characters did things that didn't make any sense. Like the cops being worried about a warrant. Then something is mentioned at the end which is a huge plot twist but its not explained to my satisfaction. I would have also like more violence.
Overall this was an enjoyable read that I finished pretty quickly. The characters and setting are very well done and I look forward to reading more by this author. If you like survival stories, creepy stories, or stories about brothers facing evil together then give this book a try. You won't be disappointed.
Anyone who knows me knows I love horror and Lillie's latest does the genre proud. The Boogeyman is listed as YA but the book will entertain everyone. Thankfully it is not a slasher mess of a novel. Those I can do without. It's the psychological horror that does it for me and The Boogeyman meets my requirements.
Lillie J Roberts has a very sensual way of writing. The words are like satin sheets that flow over freshly shaved legs. Granted that's a weird analogy, but it fits. Her words fit and aside from a few random things that don't bear to be listed, I enjoyed The Boogeyman VERY much.
The novel is basic, two girls missing, parents worrying and a psycho killer who stops at nothing to get what he wants. Yet the words thread a captivating horror story you cannot put down. Ms. Roberts lives up to her reputation with a solid horror novel for young and for old.
Classics victims, Kimmie and Lacey, experience a car break down after heading back from the beach. Little do they know, they won't quite get home the way they planned-- let alone at all. Mwahahahahaha.
Seriously, though, this is a solid horror story for teens. It isn't a gory as I'd like, but I'm probably completely desensitized.
As the story begins, we meet Lacey and Kimmie—two hormonal teens summering with their boyfriends at a lakeside cabin financed by their parents; frolicking in the sand, drinking beer, and doing what most normal well-to-do teenagers do. But when the girls head off for home on their own, opting for a short-cut down a lonely back road, we immediately feel a chilly shift. The once picturesque cornfields of rural Illinois almost immediately take on a sinister tone, as if they hide an encroaching terror.
In an alternate story, we are introduced to Cory—a seventeen-year-old who is forced into manhood after the sudden passing of his father. Saddled with the responsibility of taking care of his younger brother, Sam, and a mother whose grief has rendered her virtually bedridden, Cory must summon the strength to protect his family from the strange presence that continually appears outside his little brother’s bedroom window.
Lillie J. Roberts has crafted an engaging, fast-paced horror novel that will delight YA fans and have readers sleeping with a nightlight. The writing is tight, the chapters are quick, and the creepy, claustrophobic settings take on a life of their own.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Boogeyman by Lillie J. Roberts is an incredible thriller that preys on every parents' fear--that the child you created, raised, loved, and nurtured in your heart is never... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Susanne Matthews
I downloaded this book because a co-worker said she loved this book. I just finished and all I have to say is WOW!! I wanted more! I loved this book and cannot wait for others. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tammy Kingery
Although they were my first love, I don't read many mysteries, thrillers or horror stories anymore, but I wanted something a little different than my normal read and The Boogeyman... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dena
Spine-tingling page turner. Great for teens and adults. I loved The Boogeyman!Published 13 months ago by Bookheart
Such a great spooky read! A bad guy that is singularly unredeemable (this guy is just EVIL) terrorizes an extremely brave, resourceful young woman and a terrified little boy. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Becky Page
This book caught my attention from the very beginning, especially page three where "Edgar" is applying coats of black paint outside a basement window. Read morePublished 13 months ago by david gamboa
I have to admit that I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Though I normally don't read horror, Lillie changed my thoughts about the genre. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Nancy L. Schuemann
Not all monsters are the creation of cultures and harried moms, trying to keep their little ones in line. Some of the vilest beings imagination creates become real. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Legar
Demented darkness has taken over the small town of Cloverdale, IN. Two girls gone missing and a young boy taken. But, by whom? Read morePublished 14 months ago by TRoberts
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