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Welcome Back to the Night

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A family reunion should be a happy event, a time to see familiar faces, meet new relatives, and reconnect with people you haven't seen in a while. But the Lynch family reunion wasn't a happy event at all. It was the beginning of a terrifying connection between three cousins and a deranged woman who, for a brief time, had been a part of the family.When these four are reunit ...more
Paperback, 393 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Leisure Books (first published July 1999)
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Jun 20, 2016 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Cross-posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf Inflicted

It all starts during the Lynch family reunion. Lindsay Hollin is wife to Hank, and mother of two girls, one of whom is mentally slow and was born without eyes. Norris Lynch has worked a variety of dead-end jobs before becoming a school teacher at an institution for society’s misfits and troublemakers. After an error of judgment involving a young man, Norris finds himself in a bit of trouble. Bernie Lynch abandoned her earthly possessions to f
Apr 20, 2011 Maicie rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-in-2011
This book made the little hairs on the back of my neck stand straight up…a few even fell out. The things Rex does to the cat! He does really awful things to people, too, but the cat really got to me.

As often happens with my horror picks, I liked the characters more than the story. So the best way to describe the book is to introduce some of the key players:

Norris, Lindsay and Bernie: Cousins. In town for the Lynch family reunion. One is a being blackmailed for having a sexual encounter with a m
Becky Ippolito
Jul 31, 2011 Becky Ippolito rated it did not like it
Shelves: horror
This book got one star for the bravery of it's topic- racism and bigotry. Nothing in real life can be as horrifying as White Supremecy. Otherwise, I just couldn't wait for this book to end- the character development was poor- I could give 2 sh--- for the main characters- like card-board cut-outs they gave rise to only superficial emotion. I didn't LIKE the characters, so it was hard to actually care what happened to them. The real victims in the story had no voice, some of them didn't even have ...more
Janette Williams
Jan 15, 2013 Janette Williams rated it did not like it
I hated this book. The characters were one dimensional, and fake. I didn't buy it. Not at all. It was poorly done, poorly executed. I felt nothing. And being that it was a race issue, it still didn't evoke any emotion out of me. I hated how the author tried to give Peaches this 'Rambo' personality in the end. It was a stupid plot as well. The burning, Grace with no eyeballs. In one scene, she wrote that Grace was crying. HOW? She has no eyes!!!

STUPID, STUPID....A waste of time
Jul 03, 2010 Craig rated it really liked it
This is a good, uncompromising horror story. There's a somewhat supernatural twist, but it's secondary to the character studies, some of whom are quite unpleasent. Some of the observations of family relationships and how they work in an extended fashion are especially poignant.
Oct 18, 2012 Erin rated it it was ok
Decent writing, unsavory subject matter (white supremacists), weird premise. I'm not sure where I heard about this, or why I was so anxious to read it.....

Apr 08, 2011 Reiyah added it
I've read this book 5 years ago and still can remember how creepy it was. Wanna read it again.
Nov 12, 2010 Bandit rated it it was amazing
This gets under your skin. Barbed wire style.
Kevin Gallan
Dec 18, 2012 Kevin Gallan rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
i enjoyed reading this book
Nov 18, 2007 Velvetink rated it it was ok
made me feel sick,
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Elizabeth (Beth) Massie is a 2-time Bram Stoker Award and Scribe Award-winning author of horror/suspense, historical fiction, media tie-ins, nonfiction, and short fiction for adults. She also writes novels for teens and middle grade readers. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, illustrator Cortney Skinner.
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