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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of adailyrhythm.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
The Torment of Rachel Ames by Jeff Gunhus is a horror novella that will make you think twice about a cabin retreat.
She had two options – forward or back.
Against her better judgment, onward it is.
Is she running away from something or toward something?
I love Rachel’s morbid sense of humor and hope it will carry her through what is to come.
I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when she flipped off Underwood.
Her destination – the cabin.
The ramshackle condition of the cabin is a perfect setting for what is to come.
John, the landlord is there to greet her. Granger and Ollie share his warnings.
Are they good? Are they evil? I don’t know. Weird things are happening. Are they out of this world? Is it real? Is it only in her nightmares?
I feel horror and deep sorrow for her.
If it were in your power to erase your worst memory, would you?
Great ending. As I saw it unraveling, I couldn’t help but smile.
Is it supernatural? Are there devils and demons?
Yes, but not in the way you may think.
Jeff Gunhus set me up and led me down the path. His ability to spin a tale that keeps me hanging on his every word is right up there with the best of them. I read this in a couple of hours. Once I started, I couldn’t stop.
I received a copy of The Torment of Rachel Ames by Jeff Gunhus in return for an honest review.
Goodreads Blurb: Suffering from writer’s block, novelist Rachel Ames escapes to a lake cabin to calm her mind and regain a sense of herself. The location is perfect. Isolated. Beautiful. Inspiring. It even comes with a good-looking landlord who shows an interest in her. But she can’t shake the sense that something terrible has followed her to the lake, something just beyond her consciousness, something out on the edge where the sounds of a raging fire and sirens linger whenever she slows down to listen. Determined to make the cabin work, she tries to settle in and give her new life a chance. But when strange things begin to happen around her, she wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. As the darkness that’s followed her manifests itself in inexplicable ways, her concept of reality is stretched thin and she realizes nothing at the lake is what it seems. As she fights to survive with her sanity intact, she understands too late that the location she’s chosen for herself is far from perfect.