Monday, November 2, 2015

Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden

Dead Ringers
by Christopher Golden

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN 9781250057327
Genre: Horror
Print Length: 321 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

When Tess Devlin runs into her ex-husband Nick on a Boston sidewalk, she's furious at him for pretending he doesn't know her. She calls his cell to have it out with him, only to discover that he's in New Hampshire with his current girlfriend. But if Nick's in New Hampshire...who did she encounter on the street?
Frank Lindbergh's dreams have fallen apart. He wanted to get out of the grim neighborhood where he'd grown up and out of the shadow of his alcoholic father. Now both his parents are dead and he's back in his childhood home, drinking too much himself. As he sets in motion his plans for the future, he's assaulted by an intruder in his living intruder who could be his twin.
In an elegant hotel, Tess will find mystery and terror in her own reflection. Outside a famed mansion on Beacon Hill, people are infected with a diabolical malice...while on the streets, an eyeless man, dressed in rags, searches for a woman who wears Tess's face.

Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden

Dead RingersDopplegangers, long lost twins, or something far more sinister? A group of people who had been in contact with an ancient apparatus said to hold certain powers find that they have become the victims of identity theft, literally. Each has a new and improved version living the lives they may have dreamed of. It all started when Tess saw an improved physical version of her ex-husband, a rude and nasty version.
She wasn’t alone, and when the connection was made, it was too late, doubles were taking over more than their lives, they were taking their very essence. Frank is held prisoner by his twin, but they weren’t alone. Together they must find a way to stop the black magic that is infecting their lives.

Do you have any issues with mirrors or raggedy men? You might now as Christopher Golden sharps his claws and scrapes out a horror story that will keep readers on their edge of their seats. Dead Ringers is dark, scary and mysterious, a true horror tale as each pages crackles with tension. Would fighting your dark self be like shadow boxing? How would you convince others you are the REAL, live person? See what Christopher Golden has done? He has wickedly painted his characters into a corner and given them no way out against evil.

If you like your dark, horrific reading to make you feel you are trapped in a maze, with the sense of evil all around, you’ll like Dead Ringers. I wonder, does Christopher Golden have nightmares?

I received an ARC edition from St Martin's Press at their request in exchange for my honest review.

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