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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Amazing and scary and heartbreaking and creepy!
Jonathan Maberry has a creepy, twisty novel that will keep you on your toes. Rain is a woman, who is cracking mentally. She has become haunted and obsessed about an infant she gave up for adoption years before. While her mental health struggles, she finds a pair of cracked glasses, in them she has a vision of a child being chased by a man. The child looks eerily like her dead ex-boyfriend, who was the father of her child she gave up for adoption. Rain begins to find herself ch ...more
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3 1/2 Stars
Although Glimpse was much slower than what I’ve come to expect from Jonathan Maberry, and there were a couple of characters who annoyed and distracted me, I still wound up enjoying the book. The story is complex, the characters memorable, and the villain deliciously evil. I also thought it was somewhat reminiscent of Stephen King’s Dr. Sleep and Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, so if you’re a fan of th ...more
"They're his nightbirds. They always watch you. They want to steal your time"
Whatever you do don't say his name.....
Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry is a chilling story that bridges nightmares and reality to it's raw core.
Our main character Rain wakes up getting ready for a job interview. Rain is a recovering addict trying to get her life back on track. Rain has a very strange encounter.... while getting ready for her interview the shower curtain starts moving on it's own. But, no window is open in h ...more
NetGalley provided ARC.
This may be the creepiest story I have read in a long time. Jonathan Maberry has created a world of shadows and pain. But he has also created a world of hope. One simple word to drive away the chaos. Just, whatever you do, don't say his name.
I’m not good at writing reviews so I just do it when I feel as if I owe the author more than the purchase of the book after having read it. Jonathan Maberry has, very sneakily, become my favorite author. This is a result of his constant production and quality of work. He just write kickass stories and knows what his readers want and he gives it to us.
With Glimpse, he ratcheted up the bizarre and the emotions. It’s a great story with a great cast of characters. Monk Addison rivals Joe Ledger in c ...more
I’ve been a fan of Jonanthan Maberry for a good number of years and was delighted to hear of this new supernatural stand-alone novel not connected to the numerous series, collections, comics or YA projects this prolific author is often involved with. I enjoyed it so much I comfortably rank it alongside his finest adult work, “Patient Zero”, “Ghost Road Blues”, or “Dead of Night”. This mind-bender of a novel cleverly combines unsettling horror with supernatural thriller and fully deserves to pick ...more
Thank you to St. Martin's Press for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
"Time is a scalpel," said Doctor Nine, "and hope is the whetstone that keeps it sharp."
This is the first May read for the horror read and review group NightWorms, and for the first time the Worm reviews are all over the place. Our reviews kind of mirror the novel itself. I liked parts of it but some parts didn't make a lot of sense. This is a book that is sort of all over the place, and it's too bad, becaus ...more