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How far would you be willing to go to save those you love?

Rain is a young woman trying to rebuild herself after years of drug addiction and abuse. Ten years ago, at age sixteen, she gave up her baby after the father, her first love, dies in Iraq. Now, three years clean and on the way to a job interview, Rain borrows a pair of reading glasses from an old lady on a Brooklyn
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 27th 2018)
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Kaceey
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5*
Well, that was certainly different....!

What would you do if you woke up one morning to realize you missed out on an entire day!
Thats exactly what happened to Rain as she set off for a job interview, only to discover shed missed her appointment by 24 hours!

On her way to the missed interview, Rain encounters an unusual elderly woman who gives her a cracked, but very exceptional pair of glasses. Somehow they allow Rain to see more clearly than she ever did before.
How wonderful! But now shes
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Kendall
"They're his nightbirds. They always watch you. They want to steal your time"

Whatever you do don't say his name.....

Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry is a chilling story that bridges nightmares and reality to it's raw core.

Our main character Rain wakes up getting ready for a job interview. Rain is a recovering addict trying to get her life back on track. Rain has a very strange encounter.... while getting ready for her interview the shower curtain starts moving on it's own. But, no window is open in
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Carrie
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The book blurb for Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry starts off calling it a chilling thriller but to me thriller are generally real people and real events with maybe the occasional touch of supernatural. Glimpse however already tells a reader that it is blending reality and nightmares so to me this one lands much more into the horror side of things.

The book starts off with the main character Rain having awakened to get ready for her job interview, a recovering addict she struggles day to day and that
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Sh3lly
Thank you St. Martin's for "granting my wish" through Netgalley and providing a digital copy of this book to read and review.

For some reason, I got this author confused with the one who wrote Raising Stony Mayhall. I guess I was mixing that zombie book up with Patient Zero. Ha!

Anyhow, this is my first Jonathan Maberry book and there were pros and cons. I really liked the characters and thought their troubled pasts and addictions were done well. Rain is the main character. She was a pregnant
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Paul
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Glimpse

First a big thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book to review.

I love the Joe Ledger series. My best friend Morgannah Lefebvre teases me that hes my book boyfriend. So I wasnt going into this novel unfamiliar with Maberry's work. Yet in some ways I may as well have been. In this story of an addict named Rain, who gave up her baby immediately after delivery at the tender age of 16 and refers cryptically to a Dr. Nine is very different as a MC than Joe Ledger. Yet
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Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. I didn't (couldn't) finish this book because of these issues:

1. The protagonist, Rain, is unreliable and not likable. I spent too much time trying to grab at wispy strands of the story and getting frustrated with the character and her constant questioning.

2. I hear the book improves with the introduction of some more entertaining characters later on, but I didn't feel like being patient with 100 pages to get to
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Michael Hicks
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, netgalley
Forced to give up her child at the age of sixteen, recovering drug addict Rain now lives a life in the shadows of regret and plagued by nightmares. When she finds herself running extraordinarily late for a job interview, she's discovers she's even later than imagined - Rain has, inexplicably, lost an entire day and has no memory of the twenty-four hours between Thursday and Saturday. Dejected, Rain encounters a mysterious woman on her train ride home who gives her a pair of cracked glasses and ...more
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/22/...

Glimpse is my second book by Jonathan Maberry, and I felt like I was taking a little bit of a chance because several years ago my attempt to read his book Patient Zero did not go so well. However, the premise simply sounded too good, and in the end Im glad I overcame my hesitation to give this one a try because I really enjoyed it. In addition to being a blend of horror and the paranormal, this chilling story also has an
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Emily
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I lived in a haunted house, except it was me who was haunting it."

I don't even know where to start with Glimpse. This book was recommended to the Night Worms by Michael Patrick Hicks, and he was spot-on. Glimpse is so odd, and I loved it. This book has a slow, creeping horror, and it really sneaks up on you. I loved questioning where it was going throughout the novel because I had no idea what was going to happen. Sometimes horror and/or thriller novels can start to blend together, but this was
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Patricia
I don't believe I've ever read a novel quite like GLIMPSE before; I'm not even sure how to categorize it.
After Rain has spent about 3 years trying to get clean, she is now battling a new demon who is trying to destroy her son. Such a truly creepy story filled with, not just dreams, but nightmares. This book definitely held my attention! I will be looking for more by this author.
Mindi
May 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to St. Martin's Press for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

"Time is a scalpel," said Doctor Nine, "and hope is the whetstone that keeps it sharp."

This is the first May read for the horror read and review group NightWorms, and for the first time the Worm reviews are all over the place. Our reviews kind of mirror the novel itself. I liked parts of it but some parts didn't make a lot of sense. This is a book that is sort of all over the place, and it's too bad,
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Beth
NetGalley provided ARC.

This may be the creepiest story I have read in a long time. Jonathan Maberry has created a world of shadows and pain. But he has also created a world of hope. One simple word to drive away the chaos. Just, whatever you do, don't say his name.
Kat
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
#netgalley #Glimpse
Jonathan Maberry has a creepy, twisty novel that will keep you on your toes. Rain is a woman, who is cracking mentally. She has become haunted and obsessed about an infant she gave up for adoption years before. While her mental health struggles, she finds a pair of cracked glasses, in them she has a vision of a child being chased by a man. The child looks eerily like her dead ex-boyfriend, who was the father of her child she gave up for adoption. Rain begins to find herself
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Craig
May 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jonathan Maberry is mostly known for his action/intrigue Joe Ledger stories and his zombie stories; most of his series have intertwined and overlapped to one degree or another, but Glimpse seems to be a stand-alone. I thought the beginning was really excellent, but as the story progressed it kept expanding in different directions and different viewpoints and I thought it got a bit confusing and diffuse before it came to an end. There wasn't any one particularly strong character with which the ...more
Lata
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Enjoyable, and I felt compassion for main character Rain. The story started well, however I felt 3/4s in the story began dragging, and the denouement felt drawn out. I liked the characters, though I feel a wee bit uncomfortable that the white, main character had to be saved by her mixed race, queer, and heavy friends, a black man and an Asian monk. Though these supporting characters were individually interesting, they were there ultimately to serve Rains needs. ...more
Cody | CodysBookshelf
I had to pull the plug on this one less than seventy pages from the end. I tried to finish, I really did; but Glimpse is a nonsensical, jumbled mess. Or maybe it just went over my head.

Thanks to St. Martins Press for supplying us Night Worms with free hardcovers in exchange for reviews, by the way. We appreciate it!

So this novel is about a recovering meth addict named Rain: she is mourning the loss of her baby daddy and had to give her son up for adoption . . . though she has begun seeing him in
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Tony
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ive been a fan of Jonanthan Maberry for a good number of years and was delighted to hear of this new supernatural stand-alone novel not connected to the numerous series, collections, comics or YA projects this prolific author is often involved with. I enjoyed it so much I comfortably rank it alongside his finest adult work, Patient Zero, Ghost Road Blues, or Dead of Night. This mind-bender of a novel cleverly combines unsettling horror with supernatural thriller and fully deserves to pick up a ...more
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary |
Jonathan Maberry is hit or miss with me. When I love the man's work, I love it. But if I don't love it, I can barely finish it. This time I got about 60 pages in and just realized I didn't have the energy to even try to finish it.
Kristin
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I am a long time fan of Jonathan Mayberry. This was a different sort of book from what I am used to from him. It was a mind bender and the mystery in this story kept me guessing until the very end. I very much enjoyed this! Had a little bit of urban fantasy in the mix. It was an on the edge of your seat, flipping the pages type of book.
4.5

#stmattinspress
Mike Saurers
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Im not good at writing reviews so I just do it when I feel as if I owe the author more than the purchase of the book after having read it. Jonathan Maberry has, very sneakily, become my favorite author. This is a result of his constant production and quality of work. He just write kickass stories and knows what his readers want and he gives it to us.
With Glimpse, he ratcheted up the bizarre and the emotions. Its a great story with a great cast of characters. Monk Addison rivals Joe Ledger in
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Brian
I am a fan of Maberrys Joe Ledger series so I was super excited that Netgalley gave me a chance to read this. Overall it was good. Pretty trippy, but these types of books are good when all Im reading lately is crime novels. Reminded me a lot of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I would have preferred more character development but the plot was good enough to keep me going. ...more
WendyB
May 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Somewhat disappointing. Seemed like a short story that was stretched out to the point that most pages seemed like a repeat of the page before.
Had a hard time finishing this and that makes me sad since I've enjoyed Jonathan Maberry's books since the very first Joe Ledger story I read.
Chasidy Kaye Jones
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in return for review.
This book reminds me of Stephen King books from 20 years ago back when Stephen King was the best horror writer to ever pick up a pen. He is still the greatest ever but his writing style has changed. Jonathon Mayberry has picked up the torch and I for one am so glad to read this book.
This book had me from the very first page. I really could not put it down.
The backstory on the character named Monk could be a novel all by itself. I wish the
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Lou Jacobs
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enter a world where magic is real. And the difficulties of dealing with Guilt and Grief are all pervasive .... This is nothing like the Joe Ledger books .. but rather , a unique, supernatural chiller tour de force. The "Cracked World Society": a group of 4 addicts fight for sobriety. All with memories of loss and pain and failure and descent into addiction. "Rain" (Lorraine) Thomas is are main protagonist and is a "hot mess" She circles the drain of life for seven years with multiple types of ...more
Tobin Elliott
Well, I kept hoping that this hot mess might pull together toward the end, but it's just a big ol' mug of nope.

I'm actually quite shocked, as I've loved everything else I've read from Maberry, and that includes the Pine Deep Trilogy, all the Joe Ledger books, and his Sam Hunter stuff (I've stayed away from his YA stuff, because I don't like zombies). If someone had given me this novel to read with no indication of who the author was, I never would have guessed Maberry.

It feels rushed, it takes
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Frank Errington
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No doubt, Jonathan Maberry has the ability to grab your attention with just a few words...

"It's like that sometimes.
It starts weird and in the wrong place.
This did
Rain Thomas went to bed on Thursday and woke up on Saturday.
She had no idea at all that someone had stolen a whole day from her until she arrived twenty-three hours and forty-eight minutes late for a job interview.
The interview did not go well."

I'm hooked. Instantly. No turning back.

One of the things I really liked about Maberry's
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Shorty
This novel is a solid and very interesting read, with a slow, creeping horror that I enjoyed a great deal. The premise is completely different from anything else I have ever read before, and was well thought out. Its going to really stand out from all the rest of the books in this genre.
The characters were great, and the storyline kept me coming back to it as soon as I could. The whole world of Fire Zone was as singular and fantastic as any Ive ever read about.
Maberry is a gifted author and Im
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I think I like Maberry's Ledger series only, I find his other writing not suitable to my particular palate.
Michael Feeney
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from Net Galley.

Glimpse is a story of recovery, atoning for past mistakes, and facing fears. Maberry has had near success in Hollywood in the past, and Glimpse would make for an engaging adaptation on the silver screen and could make him more of a household name. Maberry has stated it is his favorite thing he has ever written. His most devoted readers of his ongoing series will surely clamor for more entries, but Glimpse stands alone as another page turning addition to his
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JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Todays Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries.

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