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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4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/22/...
Glimpse is my second book by Jonathan Maberry, and I felt like I was taking a little bit of a chance because several years ago my attempt to read his book Patient Zero did not go so well. However, the premise simply sounded too good, and in the end I’m glad I overcame my hesitation to give this one a try because I really enjoyed it. In addition to being a blend of horror and the paranormal, this chilling story also has an ...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 is, I never would have guess Maberry.
It feels rushed, it takes far ...more
Well, that was certainly different....!
What would you do if you woke up one morning to realize you missed out on an entire day!
That’s exactly what happened to Rain as she set off for a job interview, only to discover she’d missed her appointment by 24 hours!
On her way to the missed interview, Rain encounters an unusual elderly woman who gives her a cracked, but very exceptional pair of glasses. Somehow they allow Rain to see more clearly than she ever did before.
How wonderful! But now she ...more
I received this book from Net Galley.
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
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview Glimpse by Jonathan Mayberry.
Rain is a recovering drug addict living in New York City. She has been clean for a few years, but still fights her demons each day. She doesn't have much going for her except a small apartment, a neighbor "with benefits", and a cat she loves, and a dead boyfriend..
Rain wakes one morning to go on an interview for a job. Her day doesn't start too well - as she waits for her shower water to get hot, she swears someone ...more
I am a fan of Maberry’s Joe Ledger series so I was super excited that Netgalley gave me a chance to read this. Overall it was good. Pretty trippy, but these types of books are good when all I’m reading lately is crime novels. Reminded me a lot of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I would have preferred more character development but the plot was good enough to keep me going.
First a big thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book to review.
I love the Joe Ledger series. My best friend Morgannah Lefebvre teases me that hes my book boyfriend. So I wasn’t going into this novel unfamiliar with Maberry's work. Yet in some ways I may as well have been. In this story of an addict named Rain, who gave up her baby immediately after delivery at the tender age of 16 and refers cryptically to a Dr. Nine is very different as a MC than Joe Ledger. Yet t ...more
Lorraine Thomas wakes up on Friday and goes to a job interview. She is coldly told the interview was yesterday, on Friday, today is Saturday. Rain knows she has not been using again, but somewhere she lost Friday. As she travels to the job interview, an older woman gives her a pair of glasses with a cracked lens and her life is sent down a rabbit hole. Rain is a mess. She has spent years addicted to every drug in the book and it all started after her mother made her give up her baby for adoption ...more