Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected bookThe Seven Visitations of Syndey Burgess Published by Hachette Book Group on September 28, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Horror
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From a thrilling new voice in horror, Andy Marino, comes a haunting tale of a woman whose life begins to unravel after a home invasion. She’s told she killed the intruder. But she can’t remember, and no one believes her…
Sydney's spent years burying her past and building a better life for herself and her eleven-year old son. A respectable marketing job, a house with reclaimed and sustainable furniture, and a boyfriend who loves her son and accepts her, flaws and all. But when she opens her front door, and a masked intruder knocks her briefly unconscious, everything begins to unravel.
She wakes in the hospital and tells a harrowing story of escape. Of dashing out a broken window. Of running into her neighbors' yard and calling the police. What the cops tell her is that she can no longer trust her memories. Because they say that not only is the intruder lying dead in her guest room, but he's been murdered in a way that seems intimately personal.
When she returns home, Sydney can't shake the deep darkness that hides in every corner. There's an unnatural whisper in her ear, urging her back to old addictions. And as her memories slowly return, she begins to fear that her new life was never built on solid ground-and that the secrets buried beneath will change everything.
Why did I add The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess to my bookshelf?
I was thrilled to receive this book from the publisher but I loved the sound of it. As it tends to do, time got away from me and I didn’t get to it as quickly as I would have hoped. Now here we are a year later and I still need to read this book. This seems like the perfect book for spooky season, doesn’t it? It looks like this is one of those books that works for some people but not others. I tend to like weird books so I hope it will work for me when I can get around to it.
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it?