Double Edge, First World Hardback of the Classic Thriller from America's Leading Writer of Psych

Double Edge, First World Hardback of the Classic Thriller from America's Leading Writer of Psych

by Dennis Etchison
     
 

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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781901914108
Publisher:
Pumpkin Books
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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