- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: White Whisker Books; First edition (March 28, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098632650X
- ISBN-13: 978-0986326509
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,051,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Impressionistic writing invites the imagination into this sci-fi mystery with idiosyncratic characters." - Christine Canfield, Foreword Reviews
"Full of ooey-gooey scary stuff and mystery and the occasional snicker, this book kept me on the alert all the way through." - Leila Taylor, Buried Under Books
"I found myself clutching the cover of the book and holding onto so tightly that if someone wanted to take it from me, he or she would have had to pry it out of my hands." - Lisa Binion, Writopia
"It's most definitely a read on the creepy side." - Jessica Nottingham, Hopelessly Bibliophile
"A book about things that not only go bump in the night, but also in the day." - Betsy Perez, I Sold My Soul for Books
From the Author
I think writers block has one simple surface answer and that is to always be writing at least three books with three distinct problem sets and characters. Add a couple of poems to be editing and a few short stories, with a fall-back file of blog posts and you're good.
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A homeless man searches through the trash for food. The piece of meat he finds isn’t exactly what he had expected to come across, especially since it costs him his life.
Meg works with the homeless population in Isla Vista, California. She comes home one day to find what I call the blob in her house. It looks like a malformed jellyfish, and it stinks. For some reason her dog and cats didn’t run it off, and her cat has disappeared. She has Nicole’s mom, a science teacher, come to look at this monstrosity in her home, but when Nicole and her mom arrive, it has disappeared, leaving behind little evidence that it had ever been there.
Nicole sneaks a sample of tabby fur from the bit of goo left behind on Meg’s floor. She sneaks and tests it to see what it is. Will anyone take her horrific findings seriously?
Nicole is one intelligent young lady, a science geek. Her dad is a scientist currently working with NASA, and her mom is a microbiologist and a teacher. With such brainy parents, I don’t see how Nicole could be any other way. But Nicole has begun seeing things in the shadows, and she has an uneasy feeling about the plastic shopping bags she sees blowing around town. The way they move just isn’t right.
Meg, full of compassion, allows a homeless man to live in her garage so that he can recover from an illness. Religious intolerance rears its ugly head, and a perverted individual comes to life.
The identity of the alien creatures in this story took me by surprise, and the thought of these everyday items being inhabited by aliens is truly terrifying. The possibility of the life being sucked out of people and their flesh consumed is enough to give someone nightmares.
In this book, the tension builds page by page until it finally explodes into an edge-of-your-seat ending packed with action in a life-threatening situation for more than one of the characters. I found myself clutching the cover of the book and holding onto so tightly that if someone wanted to take it from me, he or she would have had to pry it out of my hands.
Robin Winter has a definite gift for writing a creepy story, and it is my hope that she will write many more.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The mystery surrounding the people of Isla Vista, California, kept me reading. I couldn’t help but wonder what the heck is going on. I felt the characters seemed almost real.
It’s funny…I was watching a Halloween NCIS episode on TV, when I read this Halloween story. If you’re a fan of B movies, you are going to want to read Watch The Shadows by Robin Winter. You may be looking out of the corner of your eye, or over your shoulder, wincing at the whispering sound of IT.
The great writing made even the homeless lovable and real, the peripheral characters becoming just as important as the main ones. It didn’t knock my socks off, but I do think it’s worth the read…And, who knows, you may like it more than I.
Robin Winter caught me with the first sentence. I honestly do not think I have ever started to read a book and had the first sentence make me laugh out loud like "Watch the Shadows" did.
The story takes place in Isla Vista, California,a college town. Little things start to make Nicole realize that something is not quite right.
The homeless community starts to dwindle and Nicole starts to 'investigate' to see what is causing this to start happening. What she finds is not only disturbing; but causes her to wonder if anyone will believe what she is uncovering.
This book kept me reading to the very end. I feel you will find the twists and darkness intriguing, to stay the least. Besides Nicole, the other involved characters are Meg Burdigal and Brian, who also notice that strange things are afoot.
If you like a bit of darkness in your reading, as well as some mystery and some disturbance; Watch the Shadows by Robin Winter is for you!
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