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3.61  ·  Rating details ·  2,157 ratings  ·  209 reviews
TRAPPED INSIDE A HOUSE

On a crisp autumn evening in 1980, seven-year-old Grant Moreton and his five-year-old sister Paige were nearly killed in a mysterious accident in the Cascade Mountains that left them orphans.

WITH A FRIGHTENING POWER

It's been thirty years since that night. Grant is now a detective with the Seattle Police Department and long estranged from his sister. B
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Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published June 7th 2012 (first published May 9th 2012)
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Adam Light
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Fast paced supernatural thriller that was just okay for me. I have read nearly everything Blake Crouch has put out there, but this is the first by him and his brother.
Eerie has a lot going for it, but I really disliked the ending. If I were to have stopped reading thirty pages from the end it would have been a four star read, but alas, I finished it, and felt it was contrived and unsatisfying at the very least, over all.
WendyB
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ha-tbr-2018
well written and interesting right up to the point where what has been going on is revealed... lost a star for that. oh well...
Steven Konkoly
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
EERIE kept me riveted to the page until the very end. I honestly haven’t been this “chilled” or “goose bumped” by a novel since rereading Stephen King’s SALEM’S LOT after moving to Maine. I finished EERIE in a twenty-four hour period, constantly sneaking fifteen minutes here and there to get to the next scene.

I won’t retell the story in detail, though it is important to pay attention from the beginning. I love stories like this…where I often search back through the book to reread a scene for cl
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Kelly alvarado
May 29, 2012 rated it liked it
LOVED 3/4 of this book but the end just was too much. Cant go into it too much but it was really creepy and twisted and I was really enjoying it until.....
The last chunk of the book just didnt sit well with me but I would read something from these authors again.
Leah Polcar
I don't understand what all the hype is about. Usually, for a 2.99 Kindle book, I am pretty generous, but this was a waste of money. I am shocked at how high the ratings are...usually I find the ratings a fairly good guide to the quality of the book, but in this case, they missed the mark. Maybe it is just me. But for those of you who want a different perspective, here are my two cents. The characters are really clichéd and unbelievable, the dialogue is unrealistic, the creepy events promised ne ...more
Joe Hempel
Oct 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Remember, the movie Contact with Jodi Foster?
Remember how the movie built suspense and kept you hooked?
Remember the ending?
Yeah, it's kind of like that.

Spooky....kept me reading....wanted to know what the hell was going on, this monster under the bed story was really great.

Then the end happened, and ruined the ENTIRE thing.

I love Blake Crouch novels....Desert Places, Locked Doors, Break You, Snowbound, Serial Killers, his stuff with JA Konrath....all top notch thrill a minute stuff!

This was not
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Andrea
This is the kind of book I read for the unravelling of a mystery, of finding out what is behind the set-up. I hesitated a little over this one, though, because of the "my-sister-is-a-prostitute" blurb, but decided to give it a try anyway.

Not a good plan, as we run head on into the hypocrisy of a man who uses prostitutes being all "this is the worst" about his sister's sex work (even though she was apparently making a heck of a lot of money with it). And, unfortunately, the resolution to the supe
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Kasia
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Crouch and his brother are a real marvel to read, the guy is a genius in his own right but bring in family collaboration and boy it gets good! I'm really impressed by this joint effort and I sincerely hope that it continues to flourish.

I read this book 3 moths ago in February, I remember being all cozy in bed after reading Crouch's two installments of The Pines which will blow the socks of anyone with eyes, and here I am with this book in my lap, all warm and cozy, well it left me feeling gooseb
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Bandit
Oct 24, 2014 rated it liked it
I've read Abandon by Blake Crouch before, which was a solid read, definitely a good introduction to the author. This is Crouch's collaboration with his younger brother and it definitely had a different vibe. The story was very lean, sentence long paragraphs and tons of dialogue, made for a very dynamic almost play like read. The concept was actually worthy of the title, definitely eerie. What started off as an almost noir like detective story pretty quickly turned into something of a haunted hou ...more
Laura Thomas
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
I’ve read a bunch of Blake’s books so I was curious to read Eerie, since it’s a joint venture written with his brother Jordan.

A man reconnects with his sister and finds her trapped in her own house. An evil entity hiding under her bed won’t let her leave. And now he’s also trapped. It’s only a matter of time before they both meet a gristly end.

I was immediately sucked into this story. The characters caught my interest and for the most part I liked them. The suspense was nail biting as the scenar
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Liam Doyle
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was recommended this book from a Goodreads forum for good horror novels; so, after seeing how many stars it has on Goodreads and Amazon, I was excited to get my hands on a copy. I did my usual "Let's read a couple of chapters and see if it grabs me," and before I realized it, I was 1/3 done. (It's a fast read.) But by that point, I had to really think whether I wanted to even continue. I read that much in one evening, and so far there's only one book I've ever read that I've intentionally stop ...more
Chris
Jul 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, 2012-reads
I like Blake Crouch and I apparently like the way that his brother writes as well. This novel, however, while well written, just did not do it for me. The plot, which started out very promising, wound up becoming a mishmash of genres that left little or none of the emotional impact intact. I give it three stars because the writing was good and, based on that, my dissatisfaction may be my personal taste. I see some other reviews that are positive so consider my review just one person's (differing ...more
Jill
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book!

Rousing debut for Jordan Crouch, paired up with his older brother Blake, the bestselling author of Run.
Jordan and Blake's Chiller, Thriller immediately engages you.

The small cast of likeable characters, a creepy brownstone house and loads of mystery, exert a magnetic hold on your life, until you reach the end of the story. In other words, "You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave. . ."

Whatever you do. . . "Don't look under the bed"

Congratulatio
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Kate
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Creepy, shocking and a total mystery----what the heck is under the bed upstairs? How does it involve these two orphans? You rack your brain trying to figure it out and start thinking maybe it is some kind of demon.....tons of suspense.....and then the ending. WTF? This is not okay to do to people who paid for this book and invested their time reading. It was a great read----up until the end. I know both of these men are capable of better. On the plus side, you do get a wee glimpse of his future ...more
Kateblue
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
Mostly well written but ultimately unsatisfying. I know this is Jordan Crouch's first book, but Blake should know better. Plot needed work. Plus: The book seemed at first to be a horror novel, but then morphed into something else, I'm not sure what. Just a few things:

1) Having a character see and know something but not telling the reader is poor mechanism for raising suspense. (view spoiler)
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Stefan
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it

It starts of as a horror-mystery-thriller about a woman who is trapped in her own home by a monster under her bed.
A trail of dissapearing people leads her estranged brother -who is a detective- to her doorstep one day. By entering her premises, he too gets trapped inside the house by this entity.

So this was a very exciting read for me because throughout the story there are 2 main questions;
1: What is this creature and why is it there? And 2: How are they ever going to survive or leave the house
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Melissa Payne
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
His books are never what I expect. Every one has a strange but compelling twist. This one is no different for sure.
Jaycee
Aug 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Not my favourite BC book but still cooool.
Jason Beech
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Eerie is a self-published horror/haunted house novel by the Crouch brothers Blake and Jake. The story starts with a father and two motherless siblings, Grant and Paige, in a harrowing car crash where they all survive, but gain mental scars in the process. Their father is reduced to a shell, living in a care home.
The story swiftly moves into their adulthood where the siblings are now estranged. Grant is a Seattle detective looking for two missing men. Searching reunites him with his sister, now l
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Sarah
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blake-crouch
I was really thrilled to get this book. I am a huge Blake Crouch fan and I was looking forward to this first collaboration with his brother, Jordan Crouch. They certainly didn't disappoint me. I started reading this book late one night and couldn't put it down.

From the first chapter, I was captured by the story that started unfolding. At first, it seems like a conventional thriller. A car accident. A brother and sister left orphans. A promise to a sister from her brother to "always take care" o
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Tracy Walters
Jul 20, 2012 rated it liked it
First of all....I just need to say that this book should not have been named "Eerie" for I felt it was never close to being 'eerie spooky'....just basically a strange 'what is under the bed' story that had some intriguing ideas but fell short with a totally bizarre ending that left me a little cold and disappointed.

I was really looking forward to a good ghost story and this one turned into a something far from that. I did like the characters but they were not fleshed out enough to really care ab
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Robert Bennett
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Let me add first that I diagree with some of the other reviewers. I thought the book was well written and the mistakes in it are minor. Some of the reviewers seem to think that self-published means it is of lesser quality or else they hold it to a higher standard.

I actually don't remember buying this book, I just found it on my Kindle one day and decided to review it for DiscussHorror.com and GoodReads.

The book was a fast read, kept you engrossed, and was a page turner.

My main complaint is that
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Darcia Helle
Eerie has Blake's trademark suspense, blended with spine-tingling horror. While this one is a slight departure in genre, the writing is every bit as brilliant. The horror here isn't gory, but is high in creepiness!

One of my favorite things about Blake's writing is his ability to capture a character's essence. There are never any caricatures on his pages. The characters are unique, heroic and fallible, multi-dimensional, and always pull me right into the story with them.

Eerie is the product of t
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Elizabeth Mellen
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
I don’t even know what this was. I don’t know what I read. Just so disappointing 😂 It started off ok, kinda horror, creepy house vibes but the end was so freaking weird and kinda went off the rails for me 😩
Chris Bowsman
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to a random log in to Facebook, I got the opportunity to read EERIE before it was released. As always, Crouch's latest did not disappoint. The gore is practically nonexistent in this one (most of his stuff is actually much less blood and guts than it seems), but rather it is genuinely scary. Like when I read PET SEMETARY when I was 12 scary. It's also interesting to note that Blake collaborated on this one with his younger brother, Jordan, and that this is our first exposure to the younge ...more
Shelley
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was...disappointed. the build up was great, but the ending...felt like a cop out. the only thing worse than the actual ending would have been for grant to wake up and find it was all a dream.

the book was creepy, eerie, wonderful, strange, building up to a horrifying ending that just...never came.
Johnny
Oct 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-it, ebook
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Kate
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
Spoiler!! The end doesn't jibe with the rest of the book. If the end is to be believed, with the whole limitless cosmic knowledge and all, how is it that Daddy didn't know what he was doing to them? It just kills the whole rest of the story. ...more
Shayne Lynch
May 16, 2012 rated it liked it


Blake Crouch is one of my favourite writers,I loved this book right up until the end,no spoilers......I still enjoyed it but loses two stars for the ordinary ending.
Deborah Sastroredjo
Apr 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013
It was a nice read, something for a quiet afternoon, when the day slips into dusk...
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Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, that was Summer 2015’s #1 show. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the T ...more

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