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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Jonathan Maberry's Glimpse is a chilling audiobook thriller that explores what happens when reality and nightmares converge, and how far one will go to protect the innocent when their own brain is a threat.

Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was 16. Still grieving for the boy’s father who died in Iraq. Alone, discarded by her family, with only the damaged members of her narcotics anonymous meetings as friends. Them, and the voices in her head. One morning, on the way to a much-needed job interview, she borrows reading glasses to review her resume. There is a small crack in one lens and through that damaged slice of glass she sees a young boy go running down the aisle of the subway train. Is he screaming with laughter or just screaming? When she tries to find the boy, he’s gone and no one has seen him.

The day spins out of control. Rain loses whole chunks of time. The voices she hears are telling her horrible things. And Doctor Nine, a spectral boogey man conjured in drug induced hallucinogens is now hunting her in the real world. Doctor Nine is also chasing that boy. A boy who looks so much like Rain’s dead boyfriend. Unsure whether she is insane or if the world itself is broken, Rain begins a mother’s quest for her lost child through a world where reality and nightmare are in a head-on collision. How far will one person go to save someone they love?

©2018 Jonathan Maberry (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

 

"A waking dream, at once powerful and subtly sinister." (Clive Barker, New York Times best-selling author)

 

"Maberry consistently delivery delightful dread, and GLIMPSE is his scariest yet." (Number-one New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler)

 

"Jonathan Maberry is always my go-to author for awesome!" (Number-one New York Times best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon)

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Meh......

I love Maberry's Joe Ledger series but I wasn't fond of this book. It was a struggle to finish but I'm happy I did as the last hour was the best.The book was too long and all over the place.

While I enjoyed the main character, Rain, my favorite character was Monk and his story. Maybe a novel centering around him would make a better story.

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Good

I had a hard time in the beginning following the narrator. However about mid way through she hit her stride. the book was good not my favorite by Mayberry. I want more Joe ledger!

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  • Cherokee
  • Philadelphia, Pa, United States
  • 05-03-18

Maberry proves he is still the best

Let me start by saying I usually love Jonathan Maberry, or to be more exact, I loved him before all the Zombie books. All the Joe Ledger books were good, but the Zombie crap got old fast for me. I craved the writing he did when he wrote Ghost Road Blues and the Pine Deep Trilogy. Now there were some awesome ghost stories!But he moved from the lovely, spooky world of Pine Deep and went Zombie. I got through half of the series and gave up. I missed the "scariest town in America."
Actually, I missed the imagination that created Pine Deep.
So when "Glimpse was announced, I hesitated to pre-order it and actually considered not buying it at all.But I read the blurbs and it sounded promising so I plunked down my money and gave Mr. Maberry another try. Boy am I glad I did!
Glimpse is everything you could want in a thriller. A leading character that I fell in love with, cracks and all. I want more Rain Thomas, she is one kick-ass chick! Dr. Nine;Jesus what a scary dude!He is the boogie man, a demon, death and maybe the devil, all rolled into one and he scared the crap out of me. I think I met him in a nightmare or two over the years.
There were times I laughed out loud, not unusual for a Jonathan Maberry book, as long as your sense of humor is slightly twisted like mine is.
The heart of this book was about how far someone will go for someone they love, even when they've given them and that love up. But it's so much more than that. It's the tale of the thin line between worlds, the fleeting but vital aspect of time and how easy it is to lose seconds without knowing it until there are no more seconds left. It's a tale of forgiveness, giving it to others and allowing it for yourself.
Maberry makes you wonder if the monsters of our nightmares are actually in our sleep or walking beside us when we are awake. I wish I could give this book 100 stars! I was on the edge of my seat through all of it, and hated to have to pause to do real life stuff. Rain was out there, and she was alone with the boogie man right behind her! I was supposed to sleep knowing that???
Highly, highly recommended!

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Pretty good but very confusing end

I became a fan of the Joe Ledger series and I am a big fan of Emma Galvin, so I decided to give this book a shot. There are things that are irritating, such as how he uses Interlude's within the book. I don't know why that is so irritating but it is.
This book does grab you and Emma's style keeps you hooked. The end goes sideways and I am still confused as hell about it. But I would still recommend the book and it is possible that you will understand the end a lot better then I did.
If you enjoy this book, check out the Joe Ledger series. But I do recommend waiting a few months in between Mayberry's books unless you are really into the genre.
If you enjoy Emma Galvin, I very much recommend Alive and Alight by Scott Sigler. He, unfortunately, went to another narrator for the 3rd book in that series. But the first two are amazing.

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awesome!

Loved it! slow start, a little difficult to follow, but once it got rolling I was swept away! Different than Maberry's other books, but just as intriguing and spell binding!

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  • SG
  • 05-05-18

loved it!

couldn't wait to have to hit the road for work so i could find out what happened next!!

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Got me right in the feels

I wasn't sure about this one. The synopsis didn't seem that intriguing, but I've enjoyed the Joe Ledger series by Maberry and wanted to explore some of his other work. Turned out the story was intriguing, very much so! I don't know if it's because I'm a new father, but I felt a deep connection with Rain Thomas' sadness about her son. I'm sure my kid was wondering why he'd get so many more hugs after daddy listened to his book.

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what a ride.

I finished this book in 2 days and was never bored. I love his work and should not have been as surprised as I was with the depth of emotion the author is able to elicit. This is a strong one.

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Heartbreaking & Hopeful

I have a brother struggling like Rain. It's heartbreaking, but this book holds hope for his healing .

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narrator fail

Mayberry warrants better narration. Monotonous voice inflection was too irritating to listen to. Aborted mission a quarter of the way through. Poor production failed to catch obvious issues...sentances broken at the wrong place for narrator to take ill timed breaths...no attention to where emphasis needed to be. If you are looking to be read to this is fine, if you are looking to be entertained get the hard copy.

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  • DC
  • 08-24-18

An unusual premise

I come to any maberry book being an avid fan of his Joe Ledger series. I do like his writing style which translates regardless of the story brand and this was definitely an interesting and unusually tale. Sort of King-esque in many ways (always think of King when I think of innovation), I think maberry and just general fiction fans will certainly be entertained here. Highly enjoyable.