David’s wife is dead. At least, he thinks she’s dead. But he can’t figure out what killed her or why she had to die, and his efforts to sort out what’s happened have been interrupted by his discovery of a series of elaborate and escalating threats hidden in strange places around his home—one... show more
David’s wife is dead. At least, he thinks she’s dead. But he can’t figure out what killed her or why she had to die, and his efforts to sort out what’s happened have been interrupted by his discovery of a series of elaborate and escalating threats hidden in strange places around his home—one buried in the sugar bag, another carved into the side of his television. These disturbing threats may be the best clues to his wife’s death: CURL UP ON MY LAP. LET ME BRUSH YOUR HAIR WITH MY FINGERS. I AM SINGING YOU A LULLABY. I AM TESTING FOR STRUCTURAL WEAKNESS IN YOUR SKULL. Detective Chico is also on the case, and is intent on asking David questions he doesn’t know the answers to and introducing him to people who don’t appear to have David’s or his wife’s best interests in mind. With no one to trust, David is forced to rely on his own memories and faculties—but they too are proving unreliable. In THREATS, Amelia Gray builds a world that is bizarre yet familiar, violent yet tender. It is an electrifying story of love and loss that grabs you on the first page and never loosens its grip.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Publisher: FSG Originals
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
It's indisputable that Amelia Gray can set a tone. The disturbing mood of this book was so overwhelming that I really just did not want to finish it, despite its relatively short length. The threats themselves were more than just unsettling, sending a sick, disbelieving feeling through me each time ...
There's no other way for me to put this: this is a book that fucks with your head. David's wife has died and he has completely lost his grip on the real world. David begins receiving ominous threats in strange places and he is ever-distrusting of Detective Chico, who's been assigned to investigate t...
*sigh* I was really hoping this would be a book that I could give 5 stars to, but alas I cannot. The book started off fantastically with minute details regarding David and Franny's life together in the style of AM/PM which I loved. I liked how Amelia took me down the dark path of grief insanity in a...
Okay. Every once in a while, someone will ask me: Puma, what do you look for in a woman? Immediately, I know two things: 1) they don’t know me very well, or they’d know that I don’t, and 2) they don’t know me very well. That, of itself, wouldn’t be particularly interesting to most people, but it doe...