Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Rabbit Heart” as Want to Read:
Rabbit Heart
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Rabbit Heart

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published October 14th 2019 by Wilde Nightingale Publishing
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Rabbit Heart, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Rabbit Heart

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.50  · 
Rating details
 ·  8 ratings  ·  6 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Rabbit Heart
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
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
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
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:
M. Grant
rated it it was amazing
Nov 09, 2019
rated it it was amazing
Nov 16, 2019
November Is Nyarlathotep The Haunted Reading Room
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.
is currently reading it
Oct 15, 2019
Kent Corlain
marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2019
Sara Monahan
marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2019
marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2019
Lauren Fitch
marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2019
marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2019
John Crowe-Lockerman
marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2019
marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2019
marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2019
marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2019
marked it as to-read
Oct 23, 2019
marked it as to-read
Oct 23, 2019
marked it as to-read
Oct 24, 2019
Sydney Scothon
marked it as to-read
Oct 24, 2019
Sarah Paige
marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2019
marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2019
Barb (Boxermommyreads)
marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2019
Eve Castle
marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2019
marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2019
Lucy Stone
marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2019
is currently reading it
Oct 22, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Magdalena Gottschalk:  The Slippery Slope (Magdalena Gottschalk, #2)
  • Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail (Magdalena Gottschalk, #1)
  • Magdalena Gottschalk:  Lindtzl Kingdom (Magdalena Gottschalk, #3)
  • My Best Friend's Exorcism
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
  • The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
  • The Passenger
  • Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)
  • The Body
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Thief Lord
  • Looking for Alaska
  • Generation Loss (Cass Neary, #1)
See similar books…
Horror and fantasy writer. As a grad student, my work revolves around editing, designing, and publishing. My distant relatives were executioners; I just execute my characters.

IG: @emilydeibler
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »