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Famished

(Ash Park #1)

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Starvation Takes Many Forms

Ash Park, a run-down suburb of Detroit, might not be the most idyllic place to live, but for Hannah Montgomery, it’s safe. At least, it feels that way until a serial killer starts dicing up women from the shelter where she volunteers.

Despite the ever-present tingling at the nape of her neck, Hannah manages to convince herself that the killing
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Published (first published May 17th 2016)
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Shannon Fisher
Nov 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pages and pages of excessive sexual violence towards women (and children). Bizarre similes. Gobs of adjectives. Weirdly-placed, uncomfortable humour.

This book is over-the-top violent. Sexual abuse, mutilation, child abuse, incest, rape, more rape. "Anal rape" because it's not enough to just refer to it as rape.

The storyline and character development felt forced. The metaphors and similes made me cringe. Things like:

"Thomas grinned like a fifteen-year-old girl with a cock in her ass."
"I tugged
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Jennifer
May 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
“Thomas grinned like a fifteen year old girl with a cock in her ass.”

First of all, let us pause for a moment to take in the fact that particular sentence exists in a book. I’m not entirely sure what a fifteen year old girl looks like with a cock in her arse but I am fairly certain that there are better similes out there. Yes, I know the thought comes from an absolute creep but I just can’t believe that sentence was even written.

I am going to just admit that I have never been particularly attract
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Tristan Robin Blakeman
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eerie, gruesome, perplexing, intriguing, repulsive, convoluted, twisted and twisting ... Famished Famished (Ash Park, #1) by Meghan O'Flynn is the first book by Meghan O'Flynn I've read, but I'm definitely on my way to check out her others!

Serial killer mystery/thriller novels are right at the top of my Gotta Read list, and I usually have the creep figured out before the end of the book. Boy, did I not have this one! The ending in this book was a total surprise ... and there was even a red herring surprise which was a surprise.

The
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Ruthless
Dec 02, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Angela
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars


Famished is the first book in the Ash Park Series by Meghan O’Flynn. It in an intense, dark, gory, clever serial killer thriller/crime novel that had me completely gripped in its hold from beginning to end. There were times I thought I should have looked away, closed the book and stopped reading because it was quite shocking and disturbing in places- but I couldn’t, I was glued to the page, heart in my mouth, on the edge of my seat trying to piece everything together and figure it all out
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Beth Teliho
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An expertly written labyrinth of twisted, unpredictable awesomeness! I pride myself on figuring out plot twists...but Famished got me. TWICE. This novel is cunning, delightfully disturbing (<
Melissa
DNF@8%. For the sake of bookclub, I told myself that I had to read to at least 10% before abandoning. I couldn't do it. This book was trying too hard-just too overboard with everything. I found the writing crass and the story was forceful and abrasive by trying to shock from the very beginning. I could tell immediately that this book wasn't for me. I like my mysteries to be sophisticated, not in my face. ...more
Megan
Apr 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Hated this book. Characters were underdeveloped, story was all over the place and it was unnecessarily graphic.
Beth Teliho
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An expertly written labyrinth of twisted, unpredictable awesomeness! I pride myself on figuring out plot twists...but Famished got me. TWICE. This novel is cunning, delightfully disturbing (<
Mary Widdicks
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Famished is a great read. It's smart and suspenseful and completely twisted. It reminds me of the first time I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, full of multi-dimensional characters who aren't always on the right side of good, but you love them anyway...or love to hate them. I can't wait for the next books in the Ash Park series. ...more
Mickey Tompkins
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Crazy violent story, and quite descriptive....I dug it.
Lynda Kelly
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: deleted
It's a rare thing when I'll get as far as 59% into a book THEN pack it in but it's the case here. I did consider it a few times before I made it this far but then it would suddenly improve but it had me beat in the end. It was just too unbelievable.
The author has a terrific sense of humour, even down to the disclaimers at the beginning that made me chuckle though I was equally irritated by Hannah, our heroine. She let herself be walked over all the time and I couldn't believe her encounter with
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Den
I'm quite amazed at how much I don't care for the characters and this book at all. Reading it seemed a lot like a chore. The only fun part was the fact that I don't have to go back to it again. ...more
~Teagan~
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ibooks
Really enjoyed this book.
Krisana Tipton
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Psychologically Thrilling

This book will keep you on your toes with plot twists! A bit of warning, do not read before bedtime...definitely worms its way into your subconscious. I highly recommend this book!
Andra Watkins
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHAT A DISCOVERY! I love whodunnits packed with suspense. Famished doesn't disappoint. O'Flynn doesn't put a foot wrong in this electric, complex tale of murder and desire. I can't wait for the sequel! ...more
Pat (not getting friend updates currently)
A good story but not that memorable.
Sheryl
May 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's out there. Doesn't hold anything back ...more
Bev
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-read, own-it
Hannah Montgomery feels safe in Ash Park. Yes it is run down, but to Hannah is is just what she needs.....that is until the killings begin. Women at the shelter that Hannah volunteers at is getting killed in brutal, terrible ways. Hannah believes it has nothing to do with her past, until her boyfriend is also killed. The police think she had something to do with it, but did she? Hannah does know who the killer is, but she is keeping that fact to herself that because of her the killer is now in A ...more
Lori
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really REALLY enjoyed this. Sometimes the books that aren’t as well known are the best.

So much action and twisted cruelty, so many surprising TWISTS!!

I’m not 100% I could have seen the end coming if I’d tried. A must read if you enjoy tense and slightly gory.
gwen graves
Creepy

This was a weird creepy story. The characters were completely messed up and crazy. I was right though about who was the serial killer.
E.A.
Famished (Ash Park #1) by Meghan O'Flynn was dark, gritty, and apart from having my heart in a vice, it had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author I didn't know what to expect. I just thought I was in for your normal, thriller mystery, like a CSI/Criminal Minds mix... No, no, no.. It was more on the darker side of Criminal Minds. Not only did I get attached to Hannah, I felt for her, somehow connected to her, and, I don't even know what to say or think anymore.

Hannah was a
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Coco.V
Oct 31, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
STARVATION TAKES MANY FORMS

Ash Park, a run-down suburb of Detroit, might not be the most idyllic place to live, but for Hannah Montgomery, it's safe. At least, it feels that way until a serial killer starts dicing up women from the shelter where she volunteers.

Hannah manages to convince herself the killings have nothing to do with her brutal past—but then her boyfriend is murdered in the same ruthless manner as the others. And the police t
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Heather Holter
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will keep you guessing up until the end! This book was amazing as far as suspense goes. It has many graphic murders in a Hannibal Lectoresque type way. There are many interesting facets to the book in the way of relationships and past history of the characters. The characters are all very interesting and everyone seems to have many skeletons in their closets. No wonder Hannah has such a hard time sleeping. You think you have it all figured out? Guess again. You don't. It throws you for ...more
Kristen Mae
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The characters in O'Flynn's debut novel are well-crafted, magnetic, and engaging, each with their own thoroughly developed and often deeply flawed personalities. This is not a book you read in dribs and drabs night after night for weeks. This is a book you will lose sleep over. Famished is fast-paced, scary, and delightfully sick, with an awesome surprise twist at the end. ...more
Chrissy Woj
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading this book. I finished it in a day. If you love creepy, grotesque suspense, you'll enjoy this twisted tale. The author takes you deep into the minds of more than one fucked up character, and writes each with a unique voice. ...more
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I definitely enjoy the thrill and suspense that the book brought me. BUT, this book includes incest, violence, stalking scenes.

Everyone is hiding secrets. Everyone have dark past. Who to believe and who to fear of? Is he/Her the real murderer? Or is it someone close??
Victoria Case
Ok read

The heroine was hard to believe totally unrational and whiny and the book was too long but the story was good. Close to a page turner but not quite. I did enjoy it though.
Tracy Drane
Meh. It's a serial killer novel. It's dark and disturbing, as it should be, but the whole things seems rather contrived. Like someone read an FBI profile of a serial killer and built a character around him, and gave him a woman to focus on. Honestly, I'm sorry to say, this was forgettable. ...more
Jo Mcinnes
Sorry, can’t understand the higher reviews. Thought this book was completely ridiculous. Couldn’t like any of the characters and the violence/sex were gratuitous to the extreme! The good mystery thrillers leave something to the imagination.
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With books deemed “visceral, haunting, and fully immersive” (New York Times bestseller, Andra Watkins) Meghan O’Flynn has made her mark on the thriller genre. She is the bestselling author of gritty crime novels, including Shadow’s Keep and the Ash Park series, supernatural thrillers including The Jilted, and the Fault Lines short story collection, all of which take readers on the dark, gripping, ...more

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