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Monday, March 28, 2016

Woman In White by Kristin Dearborn [4.5 stars]




 

From the Description

 
Rocky Rhodes, Maine.

As a fierce snowstorm descends upon the sleepy little town, a Good Samaritan stops to help a catatonic woman sitting in the middle of the icy road, and is never seen or heard from again. When the police find his car, it is splattered in more blood than the human body can hold.

While the storm rages on, the wave of disappearances continue, the victims sharing only one commonality: they are all male. Now it's up to three young women to figure out who or what is responsible: a forensic chemist, a waitress struggling with an abusive boyfriend, and a gamer coping with the loss of her lover.

Their search will lead them on a journey filled with unspeakable horrors that are all connected to a mysterious Woman in White.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016


Length: 139 pages

 

I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this book. For more fun and information follow along with the blog tour hosted by Erin Al-Mehairi at Oh, for the Hook of a Book or you can email Erin at hookofabook@hotmail.com





 

Woman In White is chilling and fantastic! This story is so well written that I could feel the cold from the storm and the terror as something hunts the people in Rocky Rhodes. I found that the characters, while not always likeable, easy to identify with and care about. Angela, Mary Beth, and Lee are great! I love how human they are, complete with flaws and hidden strengths. I also love that the heroes of this tale are women. The creature that is hunting the town's men reminded me of something out of The Thing, which I loved. A fast paced and fun 4.5 star read.

 


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About the Author
 

 
 


If it screams, squelches, or bleeds, Kristin Dearborn has probably written about it. She’s written books such as Sacrifice Island (DarkFuse), Trinity (DarkFuse), and had fiction published in several magazines and anthologies. Stolen Away was recently a limited edition offered from Thunderstorm Books, which sold out. She revels in comments like "But you look so normal...how do you come up with that stuff?" A life-long New Englander, she aspires to the footsteps of the local masters, Messrs. King and Lovecraft. When not writing or rotting her brain with cheesy horror flicks (preferably creature features!), she can be found scaling rock cliffs or zipping around Vermont on a motorcycle, or gallivanting around the globe. Find more on Kristin at http://kristindearborn.com/ or visit her on Facebook.



Praise for Kristin Dearborn


"Horror born straight from a nor'easter, Dearborn's  Woman in White  is a great read for a winter night—with a monster I'll never forget."  —Christopher Irvin, author of  Federales  and  Burn Cards

"Kristin Dearborn's  Woman in White  is a rip-roaring monster tale with sharp-eyed characterization and something to say about the power dynamics between men and woman. Thought-provoking and entertaining as hell!"  —Tim Waggoner, author of  Eat the Night

"Great stuff! Suspenseful, quickly paced, unpredictable and wonderfully evil tale. Kristin Dearborn’s best yet!"  —Jeff Strand, author of  Pressure