Monday, April 27, 2015

Horror Review: The String Diaries

I've finished "The String Diaries" by Stephen Lloyd Jones.

Product Description

A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity.

The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night -- her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves?

Stephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion -- a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them.

If Hannah fails to end the chase now, her daughter is next in line. Only Hannah can decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to finally put a centuries-old curse to rest.

Product Details
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Mulholland Books (January 6, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316254452
ISBN-13: 978-0316254458

My Review:

This book deals with three timelines the first in the present with Hannah and her husband Nate and her daughter Leah fleeing, the second starring Hannah's parents in the past and the third in Hungary 1970's starring a boy named Lukács who later becomes Jakab.

I recommend this book if you enjoy suspenseful and scary reads with well written characters and a truly evil and sick monster.


Thanks St. Martin's Press for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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