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Sarah is a disillusioned, fortysomething stripper who develops a brain tumor, and through creative visualization, makes it disappear. Soon, she starts blacking out--and waking to find that people she knows have been murdered. As her mind begins to unravel and bodies continue to surface, Sarah plunges into a spiral of psychic terror that hurtles to a shattering conclusion.
Paperback, 327 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Grand Central Publishing
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This was a very... unusual read. Not bad-at all-the beginning started out slowly, but I feel that it was necessary for character development and a nice, slow buildup.

I loved that different genres were traversed. It happens so very rarely that it's a wonderful surprise when it does. We started out with general fiction (learning about the current life and friends of our main characters, experiencing her day to day existence), seemingly predictable; then as disturbing events begin to occur, it goe
Oct 10, 2015 Annie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

This was a super unique story....Sarah is an aging dancer, who finds out she has a tumor in her brain, a very rare shaped one...she looks at it and sees it is in the shape of a box, using meditation and wizard of oz imagery she shrinks it, but it opens up something evil in her and before she knows it she is losing time, blacking out and waking up in strange places covered in blood..there is something really odd inside of
Amie Gaudet

Author: Jay Bonansinga

Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged

Narrator: Julia Knippen

Length: 12 hours and 45 minutes

Genre: Horror

Release Date: July 9, 2015

Publisher: Crossroad Press

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

* I received a free copy of this audiobook through Audiobook Blast dot com in exchange for an honest review.

Sarah is a an aging stripper. Some might feel sorry for her, but she loves her life. At least, she did until she discovers a growth that turns out to be an inoperable tumor.

Sarah's l
John Bruni
Mar 14, 2015 John Bruni rated it really liked it
This is a pretty interesting book for one reason only: the protagonist. Sarah is a stripper who doesn't know as much about herself as she thinks she knows. Her childhood was so traumatic she doesn't remember it, but it's still lurking inside of her until one day, it manifests as a brain tumor. And that's when things really start to get strange until everything builds up to an incredibly melancholy conclusion. About midway through the book, it takes a completely different direction. Normally, tha ...more
Christina  Torretta
Horror lovers are going to love Jay Bonansinga.
This one is a little slow to start but then dives into the deep water.

Received from author, through, in exchange for an honest review.

Full review coming soon. 4.5/5
Apr 17, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it
Thought this was superb - great horror story, really enjoyed the storyline, great twists and turns, didn't mind the quite explicit violence although this may upset some readers, pretty close to rating this one as 5 stars! 9.5/10
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Enjoyable holiday read
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I can't exactly say that I found it worth reading. Ok, granted that this type of book is not my style. But still, I thought it would be better than this. The language used by the author is in cases too formal, making the reading not exactly enjoyable.
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The national best-selling author of ten acclaimed books – both fiction and non-fiction -- Jay Bonansinga has been called “one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers” by the Chicago Tribune.

Jay is the holder of a master's degree in film from Columbia College Chicago, and currently resides in Evanston, Illinois, with his wife and two sons. He is also a visiting professor at Northwestern Unive
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