Monday, February 11, 2019

The "Strangers" Recap

If you missed last week’s prompt for “My Emotions”, you can view it by clicking here. (Opens in a new window.)

This one was interesting. Just seeing who people considered “Strangers” in books for the prompt was insightful.

Want to know more about our picks’ picks for this prompt? Keep reading.

Strangers by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel:

A shocking thriller that explores what happens when mysterious foul play causes a woman not to recognize or remember her fiancé, but forces the couple to trust each other and fight the odds.
Trust or die.

Imagine you’re home alone. Suddenly a man stands before you. He claims to be your fiancé. But you have no idea who he is. And nothing in your home suggests that someone lives with you. He’s talking to you, but nothing makes sense. You’re afraid. And you feel the irresistible urge to attack. Take a knife. Are you crazy?

A woman. A man. The more they try to understand the situation, the more confusing it becomes. Soon they must realize that they are in deadly danger. And there’s only one chance for survival: they must trust each other. Ursula Archer’s and Arno Strobel’s internationally bestselling thriller is a mind-bending must-read.

The Auctioneers by Joan Samson:

In the isolated farming community of Harlowe, New Hampshire, where life has changed little over the past several decades, John Moore and his wife Mim work the land that has been in his family for generations. But from the moment the charismatic Perly Dinsmore arrives in town and starts soliciting donations for his auctions, things begin slowly and insidiously to change in Harlowe. As the auctioneer carries out his terrible, inscrutable plan, the Moores and their neighbors will find themselves gradually but inexorably stripped of their freedom, their possessions, and perhaps even their lives … 

The Visitors by Catherine Burns:

Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar.

Until, suddenly, John has a heart attack and Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her brother has kept hidden.

As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn’t the only one with a dark side.

Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them? Let us know below!

(Psst: Have you joined in our new #LadiesofHorrorFiction challenge for Women in Horror month? Check it out on Instagram if you haven’t already!)

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