Double Edge

Double Edge

by Dennis Etchison
     
 

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Jenny Marlow's life is unravelling, and it all began during her work on a docudrama about Lizzie Borden. First, her husband's parents were inexplicably murdered. Now, a black wreath is sent to her door, a channeler sees a frightening vision, and more blood is spilled in Jenny's footsteps. Before she slips completely into a realm of madness, Jenny must uncover the… See more details below

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Jenny Marlow's life is unravelling, and it all began during her work on a docudrama about Lizzie Borden. First, her husband's parents were inexplicably murdered. Now, a black wreath is sent to her door, a channeler sees a frightening vision, and more blood is spilled in Jenny's footsteps. Before she slips completely into a realm of madness, Jenny must uncover the source of her horrors. And she must strike back.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With his newest book, Etchison unfortunately proves that a great story writer is not necessarily a great novel writer. Although his short fiction is usually excellent, Etchison's dull Double Edge has the feel of a good short story padded out to book length. The thin plot concerns Jenny Marlow, who, along with her husband, has written a TV docudrama about Lizzie Borden that reveals their "discovery" of the real killer in the unsolved crime. Suddenly, friends and family are being killed (with an ax, no less), and-naturally-Jenny must try to survive and unmask the murderer. The characters are hackneyed and undeveloped and plot threads appear out of nowhere, only to be left dangling messily. There are a few suspenseful moments in the narrative, but they're all identically written, as if Etchison were a magician repeatedly performing the same parlor tricks with different decks of cards. (Jan.)

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ISBN-13:
9780440218685
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/02/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.91(h) x 0.65(d)

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