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Tender Loving Care by Andrew Neiderman
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Apr 29, 2012

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Read from April 21 to 29, 2012

Tender Loving Care is another three-star Neidernovel and it only stands out in one way: it shows us the thoughts of a person going insane a bit at a time. This is

pretty amusing since the novel revolves around a woman named Mrs. Randolph who is hired by Michael, our "protagonist," to help his wife cope with the death of their

young daughter Lillian. Randolph's methods of coming to terms with the death of their child soon show themselves to be rather unorthodoxeventually get rid of hethe

basic plot. The wife, Miriam, is pulled from Michael to Randolph in a mental tug-of-war which has very unpleasant results for all three. Also, the book has a couple

genuine scares, one of which gave me the chills which never happens to me anymore while reading horror. I guess that scenes involving creepy dolls will never stop being

frightening. The novel's conclusion is a bit shocking but is something most constant readers have seen before, but it is handled well and is kept from feeling stale and

unoriginal because of this. All in all, nothing too special by any means but not bad either. In a world so full of books better than this one, the previous statement

hardly justifies reading it but always keep in mind that everyone's opinion is different and that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Perhaps I should have saved

that one for a poorer novel haha.

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