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Insane innkeepers, cannibalistic cooks: The staff of the Brant Hotel would like to meet you!   

Massive nights, picturesque days: There is nothing Claire doesn't love about her summer job in Mission, Massachusetts. Claire is just trying to keep her head down and start a new life after burning out in the city, but those kids out in the woods seem like they throw awesome ragers....

It's only once she's in too deep that Claire discovers the real tourist trade that keeps the town afloat. It's then that her soul-searching in Mission becomes a fight for her life. 

Crazed parties, dark rituals, and unexpected betrayals abound in this modern folk horror novel from the author of The Con Season and Video Night

©2018 Adam Cesare (P)2018 Adam Cesare

Critic Reviews

"The prologue of The Summer Job is one the best and scariest openings to a horror novel I've ever read.... The rest of the novel is equally great." (LitReactor)   

"Cesare's latest is a knockout.... There's a potent retro vibe running through Cesare's work, in general - he's the closest thing literary horror has to its own Jim Mickle or Ti West." (Complex)

"The textbook definition of a nail-biter. The Summer Job is a kissing cousin to inbred classics from masters like Ketchum and Kilborn. Cesare's best novel yet." (Bloody Disgusting)

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The Summer Job

Not often the heroine gets....Well you'll have to listen to find out. I thought the story could have used a few more thrills and chills but is worth listening to.

The narrator does a wonderful job in her narration.

I received a copy of the audible free and I'm happy to leave my review.

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A Strange, Twisted Tale

Mission, Ma seems like a typical little town of under 1,000 people, but it isn’t. There is something very strange going on there. Think of this story as the brainchild of Shirley Jackson (The Lottery) and Stephen King and you will have an idea. There is a mysterious, religious cult element that keeps readers guessing as to the motives and alignments of everyone in town.
While I definitely enjoyed the story, there are two things that stood out to me. First, despite having a female protagonist it is obvious that it was written by a man. Missing is the emotional turmoil often found in such stories, and the sexual elements seem written more for a male reader’s tastes. Being a man, this is not a complaint but an observation. Second, the only real issue I have is that there have apparently been multiple disappearances of guests over the years but not a hint of police interest. Hmmm...
I enjoy listening to Stacey Glemboski. I discovered her from the Ember In Space series, and she is one of my favorite female narrators. Her male voices are pleasant to hear, and are not forced. She tells a story well, with perfect inflections and a smooth, clear delivery.

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