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Creepers by David Morrell
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Mar 31, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: mini-group-read, own, mystery, suspense
Read 2 times. Last read August 13, 2009.

** spoiler alert ** I was a few chapters in when I finally realized I'd read it before. Yet, I can't find my review. I believe it was one I lost when my computer crashed. Anyway, I remember it being a little more scary the first time around. This time, not so much. The suspense is really there, though. I agree with the majority here - while the suspense was good, the creepy factor (deformed rats and cat) kind of slipped through the readers fingers and nothing comes of it. What are we supposed to make of it? Inbreeding? There's nothing further on the subject, almost like the author forgot about them, even though the cat attacks one of the 'bad guys', it still wasn't enough.

Finding the girl in the vault was a little much, but I get the factor. Okay, so some seriously deranged guy has been kidnapping and killing women for 30 years. That's the entire plot? It seems that Morrell could have done so much more with that. Once you get past the suspense, the plot is too simple. It actually bugged me a little that it was so simple.

I do, however, like the twists Morrell put in - how Frank posed as a reporter when he was actually scouting, supposed to go back to steal the gold coins for himself and the professor who lost his tenure, how he was once a cop who is now looking for more money so that he can continue his search for his missing wife, the wife who disappeared after a meeting to see if the hotel could be bought out. Those twists made the story interesting. The characters getting away from the madman, seeking a way out, made the story interesting. The suspense of it all, made the story interesting.

Not 5 stars. If GR had a half-star rating, it would be a 3.5. A little more than a 3, not enough for a 4. So, I guess it's a 4 for me.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
March 31, 2009 – Shelved
August 11, 2009 – Shelved as: mini-group-read
August 11, 2009 – Shelved as: own
August 11, 2009 –
page 160
August 12, 2009 –
page 262
August 12, 2009 –
page 304
Started Reading
August 13, 2009 –
page 400
August 13, 2009 – Finished Reading
November 14, 2009 – Shelved as: mystery
November 14, 2009 – Shelved as: suspense

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Shelby *trains flying monkeys* This was such a creepy book!

Gina I read it before, Shelby. LOL, not as creepy the second time around. But I do remember it being creepy the first time I read it, about a year ago or so.

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