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Eerie

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3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  1,546 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
TRAPPED INSIDE A HOUSE

On a crisp autumn evening in 1980, seven-year-old Grant Moreton and his five-year-old sister Paige were nearly killed in a mysterious accident in the Cascade Mountains that left them orphans.

WITH A FRIGHTENING POWER

It's been thirty years since that night. Grant is now a detective with the Seattle Police Department and long estranged from his sister. B
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Published June 8th 2012 by Smashwords Edition (first published May 9th 2012)
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Adam Light
Fast paced supernatural thriller that was just okay for me. I have read nearly everything Blake Crouch has put out there, but this is the first by him and his brother.
Eerie has a lot going for it, but I really disliked the ending. If I were to have stopped reading thirty pages from the end it would have been a four star read, but alas, I finished it, and felt it was contrived and unsatisfying at the very least, over all.
Rebecca McNutt
Although numerous reviews heavily criticize this book, I really enjoyed reading Eerie. Some of its plot happenings were rather far-fetched even in a fictional world, but still it's a very imaginative horror novel with great characters.
Steven Konkoly
Jul 29, 2012 Steven Konkoly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EERIE kept me riveted to the page until the very end. I honestly haven’t been this “chilled” or “goose bumped” by a novel since rereading Stephen King’s SALEM’S LOT after moving to Maine. I finished EERIE in a twenty-four hour period, constantly sneaking fifteen minutes here and there to get to the next scene.

I won’t retell the story in detail, though it is important to pay attention from the beginning. I love stories like this…where I often search back through the book to reread a scene for cl
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Kelly alvarado
LOVED 3/4 of this book but the end just was too much. Cant go into it too much but it was really creepy and twisted and I was really enjoying it until.....
The last chunk of the book just didnt sit well with me but I would read something from these authors again.
Andrea
This is the kind of book I read for the unravelling of a mystery, of finding out what is behind the set-up. I hesitated a little over this one, though, because of the "my-sister-is-a-prostitute" blurb, but decided to give it a try anyway.

Not a good plan, as we run head on into the hypocrisy of a man who uses prostitutes being all "this is the worst" about his sister's sex work (even though she was apparently making a heck of a lot of money with it). And, unfortunately, the resolution to the supe
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Joe Hempel
Remember, the movie Contact with Jodi Foster?
Remember how the movie built suspense and kept you hooked?
Remember the ending?
Yeah, it's kind of like that.

Spooky....kept me reading....wanted to know what the hell was going on, this monster under the bed story was really great.

Then the end happened, and ruined the ENTIRE thing.

I love Blake Crouch novels....Desert Places, Locked Doors, Break You, Snowbound, Serial Killers, his stuff with JA Konrath....all top notch thrill a minute stuff!

This was not
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Kate
Mar 18, 2017 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creepy, shocking and a total mystery----what the heck is under the bed upstairs? How does it involve these two orphans? You rack your brain trying to figure it out and start thinking maybe it is some kind of demon.....tons of suspense.....and then the ending. WTF? This is not okay to do to people who paid for this book and invested their time reading. It was a great read----up until the end. I know both of these men are capable of better. On the plus side, you do get a wee glimpse of his future ...more
Bandit
Oct 24, 2014 Bandit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read Abandon by Blake Crouch before, which was a solid read, definitely a good introduction to the author. This is Crouch's collaboration with his younger brother and it definitely had a different vibe. The story was very lean, sentence long paragraphs and tons of dialogue, made for a very dynamic almost play like read. The concept was actually worthy of the title, definitely eerie. What started off as an almost noir like detective story pretty quickly turned into something of a haunted hou ...more
Leah Polcar
I don't understand what all the hype is about. Usually, for a 2.99 Kindle book, I am pretty generous, but this was a waste of money. I am shocked at how high the ratings are...usually I find the ratings a fairly good guide to the quality of the book, but in this case, they missed the mark. Maybe it is just me. But for those of you who want a different perspective, here are my two cents. The characters are really clichéd and unbelievable, the dialogue is unrealistic, the creepy events promised ne ...more
Liam Doyle
I was recommended this book from a Goodreads forum for good horror novels; so, after seeing how many stars it has on Goodreads and Amazon, I was excited to get my hands on a copy. I did my usual "Let's read a couple of chapters and see if it grabs me," and before I realized it, I was 1/3 done. (It's a fast read.) But by that point, I had to really think whether I wanted to even continue. I read that much in one evening, and so far there's only one book I've ever read that I've intentionally stop ...more
Kasia
Sep 26, 2013 Kasia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crouch and his brother are a real marvel to read, the guy is a genius in his own right but bring in family collaboration and boy it gets good! I'm really impressed by this joint effort and I sincerely hope that it continues to flourish.

I read this book 3 moths ago in February, I remember being all cozy in bed after reading Crouch's two installments of The Pines which will blow the socks of anyone with eyes, and here I am with this book in my lap, all warm and cozy, well it left me feeling gooseb
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Rich
Jul 04, 2012 Rich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read Eerie in two sittings on the same day. It was a page-turner. (Will we continue to use that phrase as e-readers become more & more the norm? I read it on the kindle.)

The book opens with a car accident and we meet the protagonist of the story when he's 10 years old in the back seat of the car as it is crashed. He and his sister are orphans within five pages. Then we faster forward like 31 years to when he's an adult, a stereotypical borderline alcoholic detective, let me say right here
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Chris
Jul 27, 2012 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, 2012-reads
I like Blake Crouch and I apparently like the way that his brother writes as well. This novel, however, while well written, just did not do it for me. The plot, which started out very promising, wound up becoming a mishmash of genres that left little or none of the emotional impact intact. I give it three stars because the writing was good and, based on that, my dissatisfaction may be my personal taste. I see some other reviews that are positive so consider my review just one person's (differing ...more
Jill
May 11, 2012 Jill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book!

Rousing debut for Jordan Crouch, paired up with his older brother Blake, the bestselling author of Run.
Jordan and Blake's Chiller, Thriller immediately engages you.

The small cast of likeable characters, a creepy brownstone house and loads of mystery, exert a magnetic hold on your life, until you reach the end of the story. In other words, "You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave. . ."

Whatever you do. . . "Don't look under the bed"

Congratulatio
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Jason Beech
Eerie is a self-published horror/haunted house novel by the Crouch brothers Blake and Jake. The story starts with a father and two motherless siblings, Grant and Paige, in a harrowing car crash where they all survive, but gain mental scars in the process. Their father is reduced to a shell, living in a care home.
The story swiftly moves into their adulthood where the siblings are now estranged. Grant is a Seattle detective looking for two missing men. Searching reunites him with his sister, now l
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Sarah
Jun 26, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blake-crouch
I was really thrilled to get this book. I am a huge Blake Crouch fan and I was looking forward to this first collaboration with his brother, Jordan Crouch. They certainly didn't disappoint me. I started reading this book late one night and couldn't put it down.

From the first chapter, I was captured by the story that started unfolding. At first, it seems like a conventional thriller. A car accident. A brother and sister left orphans. A promise to a sister from her brother to "always take care" o
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Tracy Walters
First of all....I just need to say that this book should not have been named "Eerie" for I felt it was never close to being 'eerie spooky'....just basically a strange 'what is under the bed' story that had some intriguing ideas but fell short with a totally bizarre ending that left me a little cold and disappointed.

I was really looking forward to a good ghost story and this one turned into a something far from that. I did like the characters but they were not fleshed out enough to really care ab
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Darcia Helle
Eerie has Blake's trademark suspense, blended with spine-tingling horror. While this one is a slight departure in genre, the writing is every bit as brilliant. The horror here isn't gory, but is high in creepiness!

One of my favorite things about Blake's writing is his ability to capture a character's essence. There are never any caricatures on his pages. The characters are unique, heroic and fallible, multi-dimensional, and always pull me right into the story with them.

Eerie is the product of t
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Chris Bowsman
May 10, 2012 Chris Bowsman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to a random log in to Facebook, I got the opportunity to read EERIE before it was released. As always, Crouch's latest did not disappoint. The gore is practically nonexistent in this one (most of his stuff is actually much less blood and guts than it seems), but rather it is genuinely scary. Like when I read PET SEMETARY when I was 12 scary. It's also interesting to note that Blake collaborated on this one with his younger brother, Jordan, and that this is our first exposure to the younge ...more
Johnny
Oct 20, 2013 Johnny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, own-it
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Deborah Sastroredjo
It was a nice read, something for a quiet afternoon, when the day slips into dusk...
Shayne Lynch


Blake Crouch is one of my favourite writers,I loved this book right up until the end,no spoilers......I still enjoyed it but loses two stars for the ordinary ending.
Mihir
Jun 25, 2012 Mihir rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Overall rating - 3 & 1/2 stars

Review originally at Fantasy Book Critic

ANALYSIS: This is the first collaboration between Blake and Jordan Crouch and based on the blurb, was a book that I was very much looking forward to. This book was part of an experiment as it was released nearly a month earlier exclusively via the Barnes and Noble PUBIT program. This was an interesting move on the author’s part as usually Blake has been known to be more affiliated with Amazon. Blake has also spoken a bi
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Janet Foster
Mar 04, 2017 Janet Foster rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He has written better books

This was a page turner, but with all the excitement, the end just didn't pull it together. It left me wondering.
Connie
Feb 27, 2017 Connie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable and addictive

I truly enjoyed reading this once I got into it. The beginning was slightly slow but when the pace picked up, it sped up,!

Always a fan of Blake Crouch,it appears that I am now a fan of Jordan Crouch!

Looking forward to more authored by Jordan and Blake both and individually.
Rebecca Manders
The writing, itself, is good for the most part. This is the first I've read by either Crouch, so maybe it was the collaboration itself that fell short. Starts off interesting enough but toward the end loses momentum, and the ending leaves something to be desired. However, I do plan to read Blake's "WAYWARD PINES...." series.
Cherie
Sep 25, 2016 Cherie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eerie

Very eerie book. It started off as a missing person investigation, jumped to a haunted house, and from there, well I won't tell you. You will to get the book and find out yourself. I gave it the five stars because of the writing skills of the author and it's unusual story line.
nanciejbishop
A good story

I enjoyed the storyline as it moved from character to character. The flow was smooth and pulled me along quite nicely. I had a few problems believing Grant and Sophie were real officers due to their loose interpretation of several laws, but the story moved me fast enough I didn't get stuck on the details.
Tara
Jul 17, 2012 Tara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
At first, I thought maybe this was father/son writing team, but after reading the interview with the authors at the end of the book I found out that Jordan Crouch is Blake Crouch's little brother. Interesting. I like Blake Crouch, so I figured I'd give this book a shot.


The book had a really good synopsis: It starts out with a horrible car wreck with a brother and sister and their dad. The dad is severely brain damaged and the kids are left parentless since their mother had died not to long befor
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Ellen
Jan 16, 2015 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's something moving under the bed. It won't let you leave the house.

Thirty years ago when they were 7 and 5 years old, Grant and Paige Moreton were in a terrible car crash that claimed the life of their widowed father. Grant, being the older sibling, promised that he would always take care of little sister Paige and that nothing bad would ever happen to her. Now grown, Grant is a detective for the Seattle Police Department investigating the disappearance of two wealthy men. The search leads
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Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, that was Summer 2015’s #1 show. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the T ...more
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