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Brooke Leimas

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The Intruder (1980) 8 eksemplarer
The Eighth Day (1983) 8 eksemplarer
The Summer Visitors (1980) 5 eksemplarer
A Intrusa 1 eksemplar

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Christian and Leila Chantillie - they had apparently been best friends of her husband Anton's for quite some time before Elizabeth knew him - so when she first learns that the glamorous couple is coming to visit them on Fire Island, New York, Elizabeth Copeland is both slightly surprised, and a little wary about their imminent visit. The Chantillies were coming all the way from France and hadn't seen Anton in four years. Incredibly good-looking, fabulously wealthy, ultra chic, and irresistibly charming to everyone - yet Elizabeth still can't completely dispel her nagging doubts about meeting the Chantilles for the very first time.

To see them was to be utterly dazzled. To know them was to be infinitely privileged. To be seduced by them was to be damned forever...For their dazzling, seductive beauty concealed such hideous secrets and dark desires, that no one was safe. Least of all, Elizabeth Copeland.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The plot was intriguing, and the horror built in such a way that I was certainly interested to know how the story would end. For me, the story was just the slightest bit anticlimactic, although I would still give this book a definite A!
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moonshineandrosefire | Sep 14, 2013 |
The horror began without warning...The babies stillborn, monstrously deformed...The adults dying, one by one. Then, just as suddenly as it began - without cause or reason - it stopped. The beautiful New England town forgot. Once again healthy children skipped and played along its tree-lined streets. Everything was as it had been before. Except for eight children set apart from all the rest. Angelically beautiful...devilishly smart...unnaturally secretive. To get too close to ask too many questions about them was to die. Horribly. Inexplicably.

One young doctor was willing to risk his career, his very life to know why. One beautiful woman, a child already growing within her womb, unknowingly held the answer. But time was running out. Soon no one would be safe. First Cayoga Falls, then the world, would witness the dark and terrible dawning of...The Eighth Day.

I'm not sure if the horror of the plot would be considered dated or not - at least by today's standards - however I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. In my opinion, the plot was unusual and gripping. I give this book an A+! and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
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moonshineandrosefire | Jun 19, 2013 |