How far would you be willing to go to save those you love? Rain is a young woman trying to rebuild herself after years of drug addiction and abuse. Ten years ago, at age sixteen, she gave up her baby after the father, her first love, dies in Iraq. Now, three years clean and on the way to a job interview, Rain borrows a pair of reading glasses from an old lady on a Brooklyn train. The lenses are cracked and through the crack she catches a glimpse of a little boy running and screaming. The boy looks so much like Rains dead lover. Like their son must look now. Rain realizes that the glasses give her quick glimpses of her lost son, Dylan, who needs her to find him. Dylan is important to our damaged, hopeless world. But hes in terrible trouble because evil creatures - the Shadow People - are trying to corrupt and destroy him. If Dylan dies, then hope dies. But how does a recovering junkie fight supernatural monsters? And how far will one woman go to save her lost son?...
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The book blurb for Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry starts off calling it a chilling thriller but to me thriller are generally real people and real events with maybe the occasional touch of supernatural. Glimpse however already tells a reader that it is blending reality and nightmares so to me this one lands much more into the horror side of things.
The book starts off with the main character Rain having awakened to get ready for her job interview, a recovering addict she struggles day to day and that ...more
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Glimpse is a story of recovery, atoning for past mistakes, and facing fears. Maberry has had near success in Hollywood in the past, and Glimpse would make for an engaging adaptation on the silver screen and could make him more of a household name. Maberry has stated it is his favorite thing he has ever written. His most devoted readers of his ongoing series will surely clamor for more entries, but Glimpse stands alone as another page turning addition to his ...more
this book got better and made more sense the more I read. initially I was thinking a 3 star rating but I love how everything came together and how it ended. 4 stars! full review to come
"I lived in a haunted house, except it was me who was haunting it."
I don't even know where to start with Glimpse. This book was recommended to the Night Worms by Michael Patrick Hicks, and he was spot-on. Glimpse is so odd, and I loved it. This book has a slow, creeping horror, and it really sneaks up on you. I loved questioning where it was going throughout the novel because I had no idea what was going to happen. Sometimes horror and/or thriller novels can start to blend together, but this was ...more
Enter a world where magic is real. And the difficulties of dealing with Guilt and Grief are all pervasive .... This is nothing like the Joe Ledger books .. but rather , a unique, supernatural chiller tour de force. The "Cracked World Society": a group of 4 addicts fight for sobriety. All with memories of loss and pain and failure and descent into addiction. "Rain" (Lorraine) Thomas is are main protagonist and is a "hot mess" She circles the drain of life for seven years with multiple types of a ...more
Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry is a refreshingly original thriller that kept me totally captivated (but also incredibly nervous!) throughout. I just couldn't wait to see how this story played out!
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
I didn't really know what to expect going into this one, but holy cow! What a crazy ride! It was exciting and thrilling, but it was also a bit heartbreaking. All of the various ...more
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in return for review.
This book reminds me of Stephen King books from 20 years ago back when Stephen King was the best horror writer to ever pick up a pen. He is still the greatest ever but his writing style has changed. Jonathon Mayberry has picked up the torch and I for one am so glad to read this book.
This book had me from the very first page. I really could not put it down.
The backstory on the character named Monk could be a novel all by itself. I wish the a ...more
Well, I kept hoping that this hot mess might pull together toward the end, but it's just a big ol' mug of nope.
I'm actually quite shocked, as I've loved everything else I've read from Maberry, and that includes the Pine Deep Trilogy, all the Joe Ledger books, and his Sam Hunter stuff (I've stayed away from his YA stuff, because I don't like zombies). If someone had given me this novel to read with no indication of who the author was, I never would have guessed Maberry.
It feels rushed, it takes ...more