Posted in Book Review, horror, Thriller

Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee by Mary G. Thompson


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Title: Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee
Author: Mary G. Thompson
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Pages: 294
Source: FirstToRead
Genre: Adult Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Rating: 3 and a half stars
Plot:

When sixteen-year-old Amy returns home, she can’t tell her family what’s happened to her. She can’t tell them where she’s been since she and her best friend, her cousin Dee, were kidnapped six years ago—who stole them from their families or what’s become of Dee. She has to stay silent because she’s afraid of what might happen next, and she’s desperate to protect her secrets at any cost.

 

My Experience:
You need a tough skin to read this book.
This book is a thriller.
Not for sensitive readers.

This book takes you on a journey. It’s like the opposite of a fairytale. The story is told subtly and carefully but everything that can go bad goes bad. Everything that should be lovely and should be filled with birds singing happy melodies is replaced with creepy shacks and old faded out dolls.

I fell into the book and only hit bottom when I reached the last page. I had to know what happened to Dee I had to learn who was real and who was not.

Metaphor:
You know in the movies when somebody hears a noise and they decide to go look outside. Everybody is screaming at the screen don’t go outside. The music is warning you that something is about to happen, something bad. Yet the character still goes outside. Helplessly you are forced to watch what happens and you just can’t pull your eyes from the screen…

That’s what it was like reading this book. You know you should stop reading this. That it is going to give you a knot in your stomach and you are going to be haunted by what you are reading. Yet the plot is woven so thin and knitted beautifully you are tucked in between the pages trapped by a wool blanket unable to stop reading.

What I liked:

The way the story was told. How everything was revealed subtly. You couldn’t guess what was going on in the beginning and it gave you just enough new information each chapter to keep you interested yet kept you clueless about what was going to happen next.

What I did not like:

I would have liked a bit more from Jay. I would have like more moments with Jay since he was the most interesting character for me in the story.

Recommendations:

This is for the people who often find themselves reading thrillers even though they know that it is probably not a good idea.

Rating:

Honestly, I never know how to rate a thriller to give it more than a 3.5 makes one feel guilty for how can one enjoy a book that is so horrifying. But then to give it something lower than a 3 makes it seem it was badly written which with this one was not the case.

 

3 and a half creepy snowflakes

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Sincerely

Snow