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Maybe it doesn't take much to impress me, but this book was pretty damn awesome. It was short but I felt like all the bases were covered. The characters were likeable, it was intense, and the ending was perfect. I really had no idea what was going on til the end and even then I found the ending surprising. I don't want to give away what Nightmare Child means but it definitely goes beyond a child's revenge for being murdered by her own sister. Pick this up! You won't regret it!
Nightmare Child was a surprisingly good little suspense/horror read. I was fully expecting to loathe Jeff and Mindy, but there was something humanizing about them, murderers or no. I generally don't like books with an unlikable cast. Cujo comes to kind, in this regard. I hated every character but the dog, and was thrilled when I finally finished, glad to never have to read another word about that pack of jackasses ever again. Now, don't get me wrong, the McCay's are not Good People, but they're ...more