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David Bruce

DavidB_Tn@books.mxhdr.net

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Avid reader of fiction, sci-fi, non-fiction (science, essay, nature writing). Reside in Tennessee.

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Hex (2016) 5 stars

"Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock …

Surprising Twists and Turns

5 stars

Wow, what a riveting book! I finished this in three days, because the suspense was relentless.

Hex is about a town living under a curse, where evil lies waiting behind the secrets kept regarding an ancient witch, bound in chains, who wanders the streets and waits.

I was pleasantly surprised at the turns the plot took. Thomas Olde Heuvelt is fast becoming a favorite author of chills.

Hex (2016) 5 stars

"Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock …

Wow, what a riveting book! I finished this in three days, because the suspense was relentless.

Hex is about a town living under a curse, where evil lies waiting behind the secrets kept regarding an ancient witch, bound in chains, who wanders the streets and waits.

I was pleasantly surprised at the turns the plot took. Thomas Olde Heuvelt is fast becoming a favorite author of chills.

Hidden Pictures (Hardcover) 4 stars

A mystery about a woman working as a nanny for a young boy with strange …

Hidden Pictures tells the story of a young adult girl, Mallory, recently rehabilitated, who becomes a live-in babysitter to young Teddy, whose pictures begin to tell a story, and Mallory finds herself struggling to solve their purpose. I absolutely loved this book and found it hard to put down from the get-go.

Hidden Pictures (Hardcover) 4 stars

A mystery about a woman working as a nanny for a young boy with strange …

Stranger Danger

5 stars

Hidden Pictures tells the story of a young adult girl, Mallory, recently rehabilitated, who becomes a live-in babysitter to young Teddy, whose pictures begin to tell a story, and Mallory finds herself struggling to solve their purpose. I absolutely loved this book and found it hard to put down from the get-go.

When Things Get Dark (Hardcover, 2021, Titan Books) 5 stars

A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by, and in tribute to, Shirley …

Review of 'When Things Get Dark' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

As a fan of Shirley Jackson, I'd have to say that Ellen Datlow curated a most excellent collection of intriguing stories from an array of contemporary authors.

I was sad to have finished the last story, but now I know whom to go to for more.

The Last House on Needless Street (Hardcover, 2021, Viper) 5 stars

Review of 'The Last House on Needless Street' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I picked this book from the local store shortly after finishing Sundial, because I really enjoyed Catriona Ward's writing.

This was another thrilling page-turner about a young girl's disappearance in rural Washington state and the people who are involved in solving the mystery.

Catriona Ward is a force of nature behind the written word. She's fast becoming one of my favorite authors.

Echo (2022, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 5 stars

Review of 'Echo' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This is probably one of the best books I've read this year, for personal reasons. It has outdoor adventure, horror, humor, and gay characters who aren't coming out or finding their first love, they're just gay and have lives. Thank you, Thomas Olde Heuvelt!

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1) (1989, Albert Whitman & Company) 5 stars

One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. no one knew them. …

Review of 'The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This book was one of a handful that helped me graduate from children's books. It's was kind of a young adult or tween fiction of its time, and it was easily one of the favorite books of my childhood.

Raise the Titanic! (2004, Berkley) 5 stars

The Sicilian Project is the undercover plan of the decade. It is undoubtedly the best-kept …

Review of 'Raise the Titanic!' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This was the first paperback adult fiction I'd ever read at age 12, I think. It was a fun work of adventure fiction that was a great transition from Jules Verne to contemporary fiction.