Jeremy has been isolated and adrift since the death of his brother. Most people just see him as the skinny emo kid who wears eyeliner and plays drums. No one gets him. Nobody tries. He thought the indie rock band Stygian would become his anchor, but—lost in their own problems—they’re far from the... show more
Jeremy has been isolated and adrift since the death of his brother. Most people just see him as the skinny emo kid who wears eyeliner and plays drums. No one gets him. Nobody tries. He thought the indie rock band Stygian would become his anchor, but—lost in their own problems—they’re far from the family he sought.
Still, hoping to get close to Kennedy, the band's enigmatic guitarist, he follows Stygian to northern Louisiana for a summer retreat. They had planned to spend six weeks focusing on new music, but things go awry as soon as they arrive at the long-deserted Caroway mansion. Tempers flare, sexual tension boils over into frustration, and Jeremy turns away from the band to find a friend in his eerily beautiful landlord Hunter Caroway.
Kennedy suspects there’s something off about the creepy mansion and its mysterious owners, but Jeremy thinks he's finally found somewhere he fits. It isn’t until Kennedy forces the Caroways’ secrets into the light that Jeremy realizes belonging sometimes comes with a price.
Publish date: 2015-10-26
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
I have a bit of a problem with the characters. Maybe a couple.I hate to say it, but Jeremy comes off as self-centered and whiny. I am not blaming him, he had lived through too much loss and pain, I get it. Yet the fact remains.Everyone's either relative(s) or a friend or a lover is dead or a drunk o...
So in a nutshell 'Stygian' is the kind of book that normally gets a bit "No thank you." from me and then I move on. But, I loved ICoS, got hooked on 'The Five Boroughs', adore the Barons, have 'The Community' quayed up and ready to go and don't get me started on the 'Cyberlove' series he co-writes w...
3.5 starsThis felt like one of those reality tv type scary movies to me. It switched POV often. Weird things kept happening. There's lots of mystery. After a murder, the band is just trying to figure out what's going on around them. Stygian has an excellent spooky factor. I wasn't sure what wa...
"Feeling safe is nothing more than a state of mind." Translation: if you keep staying in a hunted house for WEEKS while experiencing more than a dozen terrifying things, then your state of mind = YOU ALL ARE DIMWITS! I've said it before and I'll say it again: Santino Hassell is a great writer,...
So, I like going into a book knowing very little. I like the unknown and being open minded about what could happen. And I love being knocked off my feet when one smacks me upside the head. Nothing better than a good mindfuck. Unfortunately here I was smacked upside the head and I didn't enjoy it. Th...