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Dark Father

2.78  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The creatures of the night must swell their ranks with living, breathing flesh...

Samuel and Daniel never knew their father, and their mother is only a dim memory. The brothers live together in the huge old family house, sharing a strange alliance ... and a monstrous secret.

But now, the sudden appearance of a passionate young woman sparks anger between them. The horrifying
Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Pocket Books
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Sep 20, 2009 Brian rated it it was ok
I rather disliked this earlier work of Piccirilli's. It felt like it had very little coherent plot, and even the lurking evil behind the whole book was ill-defined. To be sure, the book is filled with a dark, brooding atmosphere, but the author fails to tie all the pieces together into something that works well for the reader.

Anyone looking to get into Piccirilli's works would be better served in reading his later books, including The Deceased, The Dead Letters, The Night Class, and especially N
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Aug 16, 2015 Douglas Castagna rated it really liked it
Darkly evocative, this novel manages to provoke though and fear simultaneously. Well written and disturbing, the characters and story swirl together in a rich tapestry of horror, both human and supernatural. This is the first book by a great author and one can see all the nuances and touches that he used right here in the first book he had written. Truly disturbing and worth tracking down.
susie  hawes
Jun 04, 2009 susie hawes rated it it was amazing
strong visuals, great sensory words that evoke imagery and draw you into the story. lyrical sentences, good, solid writing and tense, believable ending.
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