NVK was given a terrible review by Publisher’s Weekly. Thankfully I read the book before I read the review.
This novel is an overlapping story. It’s a flashpoint of sudden sexual desire that smolders. It’s when the “what if” actually happens. It’s the story of a curse brought about by a singular act to survive. It is a love story and horror story all in one. So, to the reviewer at PW ~ you were looking for something else. I found what the author intended. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner
The year is 1935. In a Medieval castle in the mountains of Czechoslovakia, six of the country's most vicious killers are held in an asylum for the criminally insane. Psychiatrist Viktor Kosarek is eager to begin treatment on these inmates, in the hopes of someday finding a cure for their madness. In nearby Prague, a series of brutal Jack the Ripper like slayings have the city on edge. As clues are uncovered, the answer appears to lead to the asylum and its depraved inmates. This tale will keep you up at night, turning pages and triple checking the locks on your doors. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner
Meet the dysfunctional Price family: New York socialite Frances, her adult son Malcolm and their cat Little Frank. Plagued by scandal and debt the trio cut their losses and slip away to find refuge in Paris. Filled with quirky characters and laden with dark humor, French Exit is feast of wit and human foibles. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner
In this sequel to The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, the Athena Club, along with Holmes and Watson, race across Europe to save Lucinda Van Helsing from a grisly fate. As they close in on their quarry, our heroines face an evil so powerful it could destroy them and all they hold dear. Highest Recommend!! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner
Aging, mortality and giant turtles are just some of subjects that Sedaris tackles in his newest collection of essays that center on his family and their decades of putting the fun in dysfunction. I laughed, I cried and then laughed some more. Sedaris is a guilty pleasure. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner