This is quite a cast of memorable characters: from Stan, who survived captivity with cannibals, although he sports a few less appendages, to Barbara, who carries secret messages etched on her bones courtesy of a scrimshander. Dr. Sayer is aware of their continued anxiety, and encourages the group to bond and work through their problems. Unfortunately, something dark and malicious is released through their sessions, and the danger escalates for the entire group…
Part horror, part psychological thriller, Daryl Gregory keeps us in uncomfortable suspense while managing to wrest a few chuckles along the way. If you like your horror fun, fast and frenzied, this is the book for you!
A book denies in any sense, a pure gem of dark fantasy. Imagine a gallery … One has been partially eaten by a cannibal – well, that’s what he said … Another is convinced he unspeakable secrets etched deep in his own bones. A third never takes off his sunglasses. Never. Yet another could be a mass murderer … And all these people following a group therapy. With Dr. Jan Sayer. Who is right? Where is the monster? And are we not all someone’s monster? This book is truly a marvel of intelligence and horror!
(Mediocre translation courtesy of Google)
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