Mr. Shivers [NOOK Book]

Overview

It is the time of the Great Depression.

Thousands have left their homes looking for a better life, a new life. But Marcus Connelly is not one of them. He searches for one thing, and one thing only: Revenge.

Because out there, riding the rails, stalking the camps, is the ...
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Mr. Shivers

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Overview

It is the time of the Great Depression.

Thousands have left their homes looking for a better life, a new life. But Marcus Connelly is not one of them. He searches for one thing, and one thing only: Revenge.

Because out there, riding the rails, stalking the camps, is the scarred vagrant who murdered Connelly's daughter.

One man must face a dark truth and answer the question - how much is he willing to sacrifice for his satisfaction?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316071376
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 1/15/2010
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 181,553
  • File size: 784 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the Sydney J. Bounds Award, and an Edgar Award, he is the author of the novels Mr. Shivers, The Company Man, The Troupe, and American Elsewhere. Find out more about the author at robertjacksonbennett.com.
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  • Posted November 10, 2009

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    Robert Jackson Bennett sends shivers up and down the spine of this deep Depression Era thriller

    During the Great Depression, Marcus Connelly lives for one thing only. Vengeance! He stalks the killer of his beloved daughter Mr. Shivers. Everyone in the homeless camps and on the rails knows of this serial killing fiend, but none alive know who he is.

    As Marcus gets closer to his target while the Dust Bowl grows, he will find nothing is quite what it seems. He is beginning to understand simply killing a mortal murderer is not what will Happen. Mr. Shivers is much more lethal if Marcus believes the proof he has gathered about this killing machine is true. He also wonders if his grief has painted a super unnatural hell spawn from an amoral predator.

    This historical horror tale will grip readers from the clever set up, through the switch from cat and mouse suspense into the paranormal, to the fabulous climax. The key throughout the super story line is the grim setting as the rails and the Dust Bowl are depressing and lonely in a stark environment even before the audience realizes Mr. Shivers is something besides a psychopathic serial killer. Robert Jackson Bennett sends shivers up and down the spine of this deep Depression Era thriller.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Great writing with a bad Ending.

    This book had me enthrealled right up to the very last page. Sadly, however, when I closed the book, I was saying out loud, huh?" Bennett writes the Great Depression as few can with it's bleak, dusty lonliness and the kind of deperation that only that level of hopelessness can create. I found myself engulfed in the Connelley's world of grief and hope and rooting for the rag-tag band of do-gooders to prevail against the evil they chase. My only disappointment was the ending but I truly hope that my assessment does not discourage anyone from picking up the book ans reading. It is well written and engrossing. I would easily pick up another book by this author.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

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    Good Book

    I enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend it to others. I didn't think it was as scary as some of the other reviewers thought. I didn't get any "shivers" reading it. But I'm still glad I bought it to add to my library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    WHO gives the Hobos NIGHTMARES?

    Turn of the century scare the bugebees outa ya! This is GREAT stuff! Mr. Shivers is out to get ya, but he already has everyone else or did you already figure that part out? Hobos, train jumping, transient camps around fire barrels to keep warm whispering about Mr. Shivers...... who is he, where is he?? Watch out! He might get you!!! GREAT beginning, middle & ending!!! So, do you think the good guy wins in the end?? Run to the store to get this book & find out....... BUT no promises on who wins in the end........... enjoy!

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    SUCKS!!!

    Don't bother. This book sucks!!! It's a waste of time.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

    Don't bother............

    I must say that this book was very well written and edited. However, the plot has been done before a million times..........good vs. evil, etc. Also, the ending was a "huh"? It just kind of left things hanging and didn't tie up certain loose ends which I won't mention for those of you who plan on reading it. I would recommend it to teenagers who want a quick, somewhat eerie read.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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