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I admire how the author, D. Robert Grixit introduces the characters in this book and how he prepares his readers for what to expect. The author did a great job describing the atmosphere, scenery and how chaotic, gloomy, lifeless, dark, scary, eerie and dangerous his surrounding is in the wastelands.…
Found You - Mary SanGiovanni Horror Book Review
Horror books Review
Found You, the sequel to The Hollower, pits old and new characters against a new (and worse) Hollower. This book is the first one I’ve received since becoming a Leisure reviewer and I was so excited when I ripped open the envelope. My first ARC… and then I saw it was Ms. SanGiovanni’s new book. I like everything I’ve read by her, so I had high expectations.
Ms. SanGiovanni’s writing is engaging from the first page and loaded with enough details on the backstory to make the book damn-near self-contained. It’s evident that many of the people in the book mean something to each other; when someone dies, it hurts. There’s an excellent balance between characters from The Hollower and new additions to the cast; one character works at the same precinct as the officer in The Hollower, another new victim is sponsored in a drug program by someone else from the first book. Ms. SanGiovanni handles her fairly large cast well, including (and especially) the Hollower itself.
The book itself flows from characters’ individual experiences, to their gradually coming together, to the final showdown smoothly, and the ending took me completely by surprise. Mary gets extra points for keeping me on my toes. This book will be good for fans of the first one, of course, but also for anyone who enjoys good horror at all.