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“Some people wait a lifetime for love; others wait many. Repeaters is the story of black and murderous love, a cautionary tale that, in the hands of the gifted Erica Ferencik is often terrifying and truly unforgettable. You’ll be riveted by this bold and brilliant novel.”
- Mary E. Mitchell, author of Love in Complete Sentences
“A chilling
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Paperback, 382 pages
Published September 17th 2011 by Waking Dream Press
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Harlequin Smith
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Erica Ferencik managed to write one of the most chilling tales I have ever read! I couldn't put it down and now I have to sleep with the lights on at night.

You absolutely must read this book. Everything is in there...love, suspense,the supernatural, twists and turns that will keep you guessing. What more could you ask for?

I can hardly wait for her next book to come out!
Bibliophile
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was completely bonkers. Re-incarnation aside, this is basically a painfully unsexy melodrama about crazy ladies fighting over a man. It could have been kind of charming if not for its questionable portrayal of women. I quite enjoyed the author's novel about crazy ladies going white water rafting though.
Mirrani
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Right at the beginning I thought "This is beautiful AND horrible... What have I gotten myself into?" I quickly realized I'd gotten myself into a good story. I don't usually buy into the whole reincarnation thing, but the way this story is told I feel like even a nonbeliever can still get caught up in the story as if it were factual. It was interesting to have a blind character at the center of things, and to see the contrasts between blind and sighted when the reincarnation takes place. The stor ...more
Pamela
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, kindle
A whole new take on reincarnation that would definitely engage the reader as it's so intriguing; with the usual "good" vs. "bad" characters. It's a great story but I thought jumped a little too quickly at different parts of the novel. Some reviewers thought it to be "horror" like, or even a "thriller." I didn’t find it to be either - could have been a lot more creepier.

I would have given the book four stars if it wasn't for the grammatical mistakes. The fact that I had to read sentences and par
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Dona Bolding
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved Erica Ferencik's first novel, Cracks in the Foundation, a witty, hysterical and poignant view into the septic tank of the real estate business starring great mother and broker Ginger Kanadoo. Ferencik's move from satire to truly scary horror fiction is completely different and equally successful. Repeaters is a page-turner, the kind that makes the reader slow herself down to hang with these characters a little bit longer before all nerves are shattered. If you think you have issues with ...more
Anne
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a very unexpected great read. Not high literature by any stretch of the imagination but a riveting and thrilling quick read. I finished it in less than 24 hours and even stayed up late to complete it. By a local Boston area writer. It was great fun. Do check it out if you like psychological horror stories.
Burmutica
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I usually don't like SF novels, but this one is a really good one, absolutely worth reading.
Sabina D'agliano
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Flipping AMAZING! Could not put it down. Crazy... eerie... shocking... à must read!!!
Suggested it to my book club and its this months book!
Helaine
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading
This book was awesome. I could not put it down for a second. I highly recommend this book. It was very different from anything I have recently read.
Karen Dumontier
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good thriller

This is a captivating and fun thriller. It grabs you by the second page and makes it difficult to put down.
Regan
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2013
Wow. Ruthless, as the description above states, is no where near the proper word for Dr. Astra Nathanson. This book is creative and clever, well rounded and filled with suspense, mystery and cool callousness.

Erica does a fantastic job of creating a new idea, or theory, around reincarnation. Taking elements from common beliefs she has woven together a tight web of ”Fatal Attraction” meets “Chances Are.” The chapters are quick, so you find yourself whipping through this book in now time. The plot
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Jeffrey Thomas
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was really swept up in this novel; one of those couldn't-wait-to-turn-the-next-page deals. REPEATERS is a riveting supernatural thriller filled with reincarnation, romance, and the vilest villainess this reader has ever encountered. Truly, a chilling page-turner. Its plot concerns reincarnation, and those -- called Repeaters -- who are aware of their reincarnated state, and how they can become trapped in an immortality of endless reincarnation. The antagonist (at times -- and maybe these are t ...more
Fredsky
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Erica Ferencik has a wonderfully humorous but evil mind. Or perhaps make that an evilly humorous, wonderful mind. In Repeaters, she introduces us to some reincarnates who either died violently or haven't yet learned to love, and who repeat and repeat their lives as time moves on until they finally experience loving another human being and are at last able to escape from themselves. It's not clear where they escape to, exactly, but at least they are released from coming back as depraved humans or ...more
Daniela
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So unexpectedly engrossing, you don't dare to stop reading. Normally I stay away from books labeled supernatural thrillers, playing on so often used themes of reincarnation, romance and murder, but Erica Ferencik's novel goes well beyond the chilling twists and turns of a gripping horror story. This is a truly unsettling tale that deals audaciously with the ambiguities of motherhood, love, rivalry, revenge and their never-ending cycle. There seems to be a terrifying question lurking behind the g ...more
Gk
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read a lot of books but I don't normally write reviews. I just had to comment on this book though. I am not scared by slashers and I am not squeamish about blood splatter. Hence I find much of the horror / thriller genre too boring to waste precious time reading. What makes a good creepy thriller is a great story told in a way that it takes you out of the world you are really in and places you in to a world that you really don't want to be in. You don't dare stop reading. This disturbing other ...more
Christin
Feb 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Hmm what an appropriate book to finish on Friday the 13th... I have mixed feelings about this book. Most of it was really interesting and suspenseful, but the whole time jumping months and years at a time felt off (not sure how to explain it, and I understand the need for it, even). Ending was a bit predictable and I kept waiting to Lucy to remember Carmella's comment about not becoming "her mother." In the end she chose the right path, but I think the reader could have benefited from that "ah h ...more
Marno
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
An intelligently written thriller! I really enjoyed the main character Astra--she's scary, clever, and believable. She's a repeater who doesn't die--she just keeps coming back in a different form, but bears the all the hideous marks of how she died in her previous lives. The only way she can escape this cycle is to find love--Won't give away too much, but you will look at reincarnation a completely different way!
Giulietta Nardone
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I could not put Repeaters down! Super creepy. Fast paced. Gorgeous prose. Short chapters. Unique plot line. Flawed characters. Horrible Villain. Slap you in the face ending - my new favorite way for a book to end!

This book is destined to be a movie. It's got a dastardly plot line you will not see in today's rehashed/sequeled out movies. Ms. Ferencik is brilliant to write something this creative.

I get the chills just thinking about the plot and characters ...

Julia Miller
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ferencik has written a book so scary and beautiful that you will want to be a repeater just so you can read it again and again for the very first time! Astra is a villain for the ages. You will love to hate her and hate to love her, but you won't be able to help yourself. Once you read the first page of Repeaters, you will be powerless to put the book down and powerless over the book's stunning emotional impact. Ferencik is a master storyteller!
sonia gardner
Interesting subject matter

story started off okay but then got to be predictable. the ending was kind of anticlimactic. don't really recommend it.
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Erica Ferencik is an award winning novelist. Her work has been featured on NPR's "Morning Stories," The Boston Globe and Salon.com.



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