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review 2017-09-09 16:03
Terrifying Women Square Read
The Covenant - Pauline Gedge

It's not bad. And I think I hold Gedge to a very high standard. In this little book, which has a great ending, I found myself not really caring for any of the characters, which was a huge problem for me.

 

The ending was good and very horrible in terms of what happens.  Nice terror that.

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review 2017-09-03 21:05
Covenant - Allan Leverone
Covenant - Allan Leverone

Lindie and Justin relocate from North Carolina to the small town of Covenant, New Hampshire to start their new jobs. They purchase a "fixer-upper" and immediately get to work remodeling. One afternoon, Justin goes to get them something to drink. After too much time had passed, Lindie goes looking for Justin and finds him at the bottom of the basement stairs in a pool of blood with a pair of hedge trimmers protruding from his body. In the aftermath of the "freak accident", Lindie is badgered by a persistent detective that can't buy her explanation and can't go out in public without hearing the stinging whispers of small town New England gossip. By chance, she begins to learn of the history of her "fixer upper" and it's not a pretty story. Edward Collins, the recluse tycoon had the house built to some peculiar specifications. Those specifications helped him with his favorite past time - the torture and murder of prostitutes. Edward has been dead for over a hundred years, but it's hard to keep evil at bay forever.

 

 

Covenant is a fun haunted house tale and my first read from Leverone. He commands the story well and you begin to feel for Lindie. At it's best, Covenant has shades of Amityville Horror in it. There are times that the dialogue feels a little forced and the introduction of a meth-head killer on the run in the middle of the story seemed awkward. It does tie together nicely at the end. All in all, a decent read from Leverone.

 

 

3 1/2 Floating Steak Knives out of 5

 


This ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

 


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review 2017-04-19 06:56
DNF 45%.
False Covenant - Ari Marmell

I'm out; I have no idea beyond character and place names what this has to do with the first book in series.

 

Honestly, it's a combination of horror and serial killer with the heroine gone TSTL and lots of everyone murking about alleys either doing the murdering or seeking the murderer.

 

Not my cup of tea.  Not even willing to skim to finish, boring old mucking around city streets interspersed with horror scenes ...

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text 2017-04-19 03:24
Reading progress: 34%.
False Covenant - Ari Marmell

Creepy doings along city streets in the dark, murky, gloomy, atmospheric -- unexpected for this series with heroine way less aware.

 

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text 2017-04-18 18:06
Reading progress: 16%.
False Covenant - Ari Marmell

Oh, the voices in her head.  Literally.

 

Only okay so far.  Gloomier than the first.  Plus an air of possibly heading into Jack-the-Ripper-Steampunk territory.

 

I really liked the first book of this series—so, I hope it veers away from that theme and back to expected story arc.

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