From newcomer Jordan Crouch and Blake Crouch, author of the runaway best seller Run, comes Eerie, a chilling, gothic thriller in the classic tradition of The Shining and The Sixth Sense.
Trapped inside a house
On a crisp autumn evening in 1980, seven-year-old Grant Moreton and his five-year-old sister Paige were nearly killed in a mysterious accident in the Cascade Mountains that left them orphans.
With a frightening power
It's been 30 years since that night. Grant is now a detective with the Seattle Police Department and long estranged from his sister. But his investigation into the bloody past of a high-class prostitute has led right to Paige's door, and what awaits inside is beyond his wildest imagining.
Over anyone who enters
His only hope of survival and saving his sister will be to confront the terror that inhabits its walls, but he is completely unprepared to face the truth of what haunts his sister's brownstone.
©2011 Blake Crouch & Jordan Crouch (P)2014 Blake Crouch & Jordan Crouch
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Yes, I think that it was a very interesting book with dark secrets. It was very suspenseful until the really bizarre ending. It wasn't a very satisfactory ending for me because of how strangely everything was explained. the narrator was very talented and played all the characters well but the ending was just didn't do it for me. Other Crouch books are better and this is possibly my least favorite but I still recommend it.
I wouldn't discourage anyone from reading this book, but it's just so odd. In typical Crouch fashion, he reroutes you in the middle of the story to a direction you didn't see coming. But it's almost like someone wrote the first half of the book and another person wrote the other half. Unlike his other books, you can't really imagine "what if this really did happen?" Instead I found myself thinking, "did they go back and add the father character at the last minute just so they could use the
ending they wanted?"
Eerie was in fact Eerie. Love the plot, characters and overall development. Only down side was the choice in narration. If the main character is a man, I prefer the reader to be a man. Narrator though has a very pleasant voice, but in some chapters if sounded as though her nose was stuffed up and that was a bit distracting.
I would turn it into a cable mini-series. In the novel format, I had trouble staying interested. None of the characters really resonated nor did I have a sense of the world the story took place in but as an episodic television show there are plenty of places to leave the viewer with cliffhanger. In the right hands, this property would be better in the visual media.
I would have made this a smaller subplot in a bigger world. A building block of a larger story instead of a story within itself.
She was a very good voice actress for this story. Her voices were distinct enough most of the time that I knew who was speaking.
It was okay. If you are a fan of some of Blake Crouch's other work, you're probably going to want to listen to this one no matter what the reviews are but I would say this is a lesser Crouch work.
The story was interesting enough, if this is your first Blake Crouch novel you might enjoy it more but after reading Pines and the Thicker Than Blood trilogy, there isn't enough world creation that I look for in my fiction.
I generally love the books by Blake Crouch, but this story seemed to start out with a great premise, but fell flat at the end. The narrator was not a good fit for this story. Her tone, while easy to listen to, makes the characters shallow and whiny. There is no emotional attachment, and more importantly, there is nothing to indicate fear.
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