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The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder
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Feb 19, 11

Read in February, 2011

Can I go three-and-a-half stars?

Thanks to Tracy for the rcommendation!
I couldn't put this down. I was anxious for the ending I knew had to come. But I'm glad it was all more gothic than Clive Barker. There is foreboding, fear and even terror. Discomfort, queasiness and dread. the little gore is carefully sprinkled about. Some of Hayder's jacket blurbs had me expecting/fearing more. She shows talent in her restraint. I would give this four stars if all the characters were not obviously insane. Of course, one sane person would derail the whole thing.
The horror of the big secret is layered on in such a way that even the more hardened reader will be hit.

Finally, I really really wanted to know what happened to Jason during the first visit from The Nurse.
Anybody have conjecture?

Recommended.
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