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Rachel’s parents, Linda and Marcus, have their hobbies: reading Shakespeare, crocheting blankets, and killing people who trespass near their cabin in the North Georgia woods.

Being adopted by killers with a taste for cannibalism shouldn’t be the highlight of Rachel’s life, but for her, it’s a chance to heal and find the love she’s desperately craved. No one has
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Hardcover, 270 pages
Published October 14th 2019 by Wilde Nightingale Publishing
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Emily
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
"It was like asking her to decide between staying in a blood-filled house or running into a tornado. It hurt, that teetering edge between survival and oblivion. It hurt to be this alone."

3.5⭐, rounded up to 4 for GoodReads

Rabbit Heart is my introduction to Emily Deibler's work, and this was a really interesting story. It's well-written, and it goes pretty deep into how people aren't just "good" or "bad", but have a wide array of human emotions and actions.

The book begins and ends w
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Conner Sutton
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been reading Deibler’s work for almost two years now, and with every new work I have seen countless improvements and nuances added.

Rabbit Heart is by far her most impressive work to date. On the surface, it seems like a horror novel about cannibals in the woods. However, the real story lies in the characters’ journeys out of trauma and into self acceptance and happiness. If anything, this is a complicated and meaningful family drama wearing a scary Halloween mask. Deibler play
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Kimberly
Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you to Hidden Gems for providing a free digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I seem to be in the minority on my rating. Rabbit Heart was not a bad book by any means. I really wanted to love the book. It had a great premise, but for me, fell through. I was hoping for more horror and got a girl trying to heal. I also could not connect with any of the characters. I felt Rachel was a brat, and at points had to stop reading because it was annoying me
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Jay Williams
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found this to be an interesting story, and it certainly had all the elements of a thriller. Yet, the style of writing was often a steam of consciousness rant, and the narrative shifted time often, without warning. Rachel, the main character, was difficult to relate to. She entered the story as a victim, and the entire book covered her journey to becoming a proud survivor. The book is not so much to be read, as to be experienced. It certainly is a very different take on the cannibal family livi ...more
Emily Deibler
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-this, horror, lgbt
I mean, don't get me wrong: I love cannibals, and I love families, so this book is right up my alley. Which is a big deal, since I wrote it.

But why aren't there that many rabbits? It's called RABBIT Heart, and did a rabbit heart, in fact, play a big role in the plot? I don't think so!

On a serious note, please be sure to read the content warning for this book here: https://www.emilydeibler.com/books-an...
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A surreal grotesquerie of horror, set in the otherwise beautifully scenic North Georgia mountains, RABBIT HEART is also an emotionally visceral examination of a survivor of sexual abuse plus brutal tragedy. It is also on the surface the story of a backwoods cannibal couple and their adopted daughter.
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