Posted 18 November, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in 2019 Reads, Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Title: The Dead Girls Club
Author: Damien Angelica Walters Published by Crooked Lane BooksDate Published:
10 December, 2019 Pages:
583 Genres: Psychological Thriller
, Horror Format: eBook ARC Source: NetGalley
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A supernatural thriller in the vein of A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic--and terrifying--consequences that follow one of them into adulthood.
Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face...
In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real--and she could prove it.
That belief got Becca killed.
It's been nearly thirty years, but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night--that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real. She's done her best to put that fateful summer, Becca, and the Red Lady, behind her. Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail, a necklace Heather hasn't seen since the night Becca died.
The night Heather killed her.
Now, someone else knows what she did...and they're determined to make Heather pay.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/NetGalley, Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
Holy wow! This book……what can I say about this novel? Well, for starters, it is absolutely a fantastic, thrilling, often times downright twisting, mind screw. That’s right. I can’t say the word I really wanna use, so we will just say mind screw. That made this book absolutely phenomenal. Walters is a new-to-me author and this book now has me hooked on her writing style!
Childhood friendships, one deadly night, and many haunting years later, this story will twist you up, make you think, give you chills all while keeping you up at night. Reading Heather’s story, of wondering if the Red Lady is really real, or if it’s a just a story she told as a kid with her friends in the Dead Girls Club, really messed me up inside…..in a good way! Especially after reading about one fateful night. I’ll admit that Heather was……..well, she took getting used to because she just didn’t do things like I would have done! But, that’s okay. Because she was perfect for role.
If you scare easily, or if you just don’t like disturbing reads, then do not get this novel. This novel is one that you will absolutely not be able to put down. You’ll crave knowing what happened to Heather’s friend Becca. You’ll find yourself needing to know who sent Heather something from that one awful night. You’ll find yourself up late, into the eerie night, turning page after page of this 5 star psychological mind blowing novel! Pre-order your copy today!
About Damien Angelica Walters
Damien Angelica Walters is the author of the upcoming supernatural thriller, The Dead Girls Club (Crooked Lane Books, December 2019), about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic and terrifying consequences that follow one of them into adulthood. She is also the author of Cry Your Way Home, Paper Tigers, and Sing Me Your Scars, winner of the 2015 This is Horror Award for Short Story Collection of the Year. Her short fiction has been nominated twice for a Bram Stoker Award, reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and published in various anthologies and magazines, including the Shirley Jackson Award Finalists Autumn Cthulhu and The Madness of Dr. Caligari, World Fantasy Award Finalist Cassilda’s Song, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Apex Magazine. Until the magazine’s closing in 2013, she was an Associate Editor of the Hugo Award-winning Electric Velocipede, and she lives in Maryland with her husband and two rescued pit bulls.
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