Monday, 18 April 2016

Mailbox Monday

 

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It was created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books but now has a permanent home here

 

This week I received a copy of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt from Hodder & Stoughton. I requested it through Bookbridgr quite a while ago and presumed I'd missed out, I was delighted when it arrived on Thursday as it is described as being reminiscent of vintage Stephen King. Those of you who like the sound of it won't have to wait too long either as the publication date is 28th April.

 

 

HEX

Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay, never leaves.

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses. Because if the stitches are ever cut open, the story goes, the whole town will die.

The curse must not be allowed to spread. The elders of Black Spring have used high-tech surveillance to quarantine the town. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break the strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into a dark nightmare.

 

 

4 comments:

  1. Isn't it fun to get a surprise book in the mail? I hope you love it.

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  2. I hope it's as good as it sounds!

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  3. I love surprise books, but I wouldn't like this surprise. :)

    Too scary for me. :)

    ENJOY!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  4. There is nothing better in your mailbox than a surprise book. Happy reading!

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