Sara Morgan has left New York to go back to school in a small college town after being in an abusive relationship. When she gets back to town, she meats Liam O’Connor, a charming, glamorous professor who is obsessed with folklore and quickly sweeps Sara off her feet. They are soon married and it all seems like a fairytale. However, people are also being murdered in the small college town and despite the fairytale that Sara thinks she’s in, she also finds herself wondering how her husband is tied into all of it. Soon she begins to think that maybe there is more to her husband that his sweet superstitions and charming ways.
Oh R.L. Stine. I used to love you. When I was young I devoured your Goosebumps AND Fear Street novels. I LOVE them. I’m not kidding. Go to my parents’ house and you will find books upon books that I have read with YOUR name on them.
I tried this book because I’m always interested to see how a child and YA author jumps from that to adult. I think Christopher Pike did a pretty good job from reading his book Sati. So I thought I’d give R.L. Stine a try. However… I was disappointed. The only reason I think this book was adult rather than YA is because of the sexual themes. Otherwise I really don’t think the leap was made at all. In fact, with the way some YA novels are these days I really have a hard time making the distinction. While I DID get through the book and it sort of kept my attention I don’t think I’d recommend thing book for anyone looking for a true scary adult novel.
Sorry Mr. Stine. Maybe you should stick to what you do best. Please.