If There Be Thorns
Chris and Cathy made such a loving home for fourteen-year-old Jory -- so handsome, so gentle. And for Bart,who had such a dazzling imagination for a nine year old. Then the lights came on in the house next door. Soon the Old Lady in Black was there, watching them, guarded by her strange old... show more
Chris and Cathy made such a loving home for fourteen-year-old Jory -- so handsome, so gentle. And for Bart,who had such a dazzling imagination for a nine year old. Then the lights came on in the house next door. Soon the Old Lady in Black was there, watching them, guarded by her strange old butler. Soon she had Bart over for cookies and ice cream and asked him to call her "Grandmother". And soon Bart's transformation began... Fed by the hint of terrible things about his mother and father...leading him into shocking acts of violence. Now while this little boy trembles on the edge of madness, his anguished parents await the climax to a horror that flowered in an attic long ago, a horror whose thorns are still wet with blood, still tipped with fire.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 28th 1981
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 374
Edition language: English
Series: Dollanganger (#3)
Soooooo Cathy and Chris become a couple and raise Cathy's 2 kids. Then their mother moves in next door and has the boys come and visit her. John Amos starts teaching the youngest son, Bart about his grandfather and really messes the kid up. To the point where part starts degrading women too and almo...
Series 1: Dollanganger 1, 2, 3 Series 2: Casteel 1 Series 3: Cutler 1 Review First of all, I feel pathetic for showing up after so many months with no reviews at all. I personally feel I let myself down; this was after all mainly a source of me to get my thoughts about books out. I am back though an...
Review to come. Wow...EDIT: This book was cracktastic. I mean we have everything from scheming butler, to a narcissistic personality child. We also have Chris and Cathy still rocking their incest love. Carine showed up because she can't get off this crazy train. I will be reading the next book soon ...
So this one is interesting and I would say I liked it about as well as the second book but not as much as the first. There is more mystery in this one than the other two as well.
More horrific, gothic goings-on. These were all insanely popular.