Welcome to Weekly Wonder, our weekly attempt to add to your TBRs.
This week’s wonder is:
29 ARGYLE DRIVE BY DAVID TURRI
SO, WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
When the old decrepit house at 29 Argyle Street is bought by an old retired teacher for an English school, the powers therein are disturbed. As long-hidden mysteries are revealed and the unthinkable happens, will the teacher, and the town, be able to handle it all? Read the book to find out!
A GLIMPSE BETWEEN THE PAGES
“O’Dowd talked about the case and about Rosemary. The case reminded him of other cases, other girls.”
“The room where Cole Finley had aborted babies was choked with flickering shadows and smoke from the candles Arthur had lit. He stood in a far corner, frightened and holding a bottle like a club.”
“There are a number of explanations for the origin of the expression Rule of Thumb. One is that it refers to the maximum thickness of the stick with which a man could legally thrash his wife in the 18th century.”
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT
- It is a horror fiction.
- While the setting is in New Zealand, the horror aspects are inspired by the Japanese culture.
- It has an interesting storyline.
- The atmosphere is created very well.
- The writer does not shy away from gory details.
- It is easy to read.
- The characters are well-rounded.
- The first few chapters are slow and hard to get through.
- The Kindle edition has a few typos which can get irritating.
- The book seems to imply an anti-abortion agenda which as a pro-choice person, I did not find appealing.
- The ending drags on longer than absolutely necessary.
WHO IS IT FOR?
- Horror fans
- Readers interested in New Zealand
- Readers who like Japanese horror stories
- Lovers of Indie authors
Hope you enjoy the book!
Do read the companion author interview!