Death Rhythm

Death Rhythm

by Joel Arnold
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Death Rhythm by Joel Arnold

Andrew Byrd figured his mother had been over-protective; the way she stood in his doorway at night, watching him fall asleep, the way she'd call him her baby doll, even after he was much too old for that sort of thing.

But sometimes madness is buried deep.

After an accidental meeting with Mae Stone, an aunt he'd never known, he learns of his mother's sadistic past, and the awful things she'd done.

He learns of another aunt as well - one who played an old drum to drown out the screams coming from the basement, an aunt who didn't survive his mother's torments.

When he meets Mae's strange neighbors - the beautiful redhead Natalie and her father Hector - he realizes that his mother's horrible past has not entirely disappeared.

In fact, it has merely lain dormant, waiting for something - or someone - to bring it raging back to the present.

And will they drown out the screams?

"From the opening scene of this book, I was hooked...Joel Arnold has written a novel that would make King fans not only proud, but thoroughly satisfied...I dare you to read this book without the hairs on your arms standing completely on end."
- Tiffany's Bookshelf

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016327501
Publisher: Studio City
Publication date: 03/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,007,214
File size: 571 KB

About the Author

Joel Arnold's writing has appeared in dozens of publications, ranging from Weird Tales and Chizine to and Cemetery Dance's anthology Shivers VII. Three of his short story collections are already available for the Kindle, as well as his novel Northwoods Deep. He received a 2010 Minnesota Artists Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, as well as a 2010 Gulliver Travel and Research Grant.

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Death Rhythm 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JoeHempel More than 1 year ago
Joel Arnold creates an interesting atmosphere that's somewhere between mystery, horror, and's really kind of hard to place the genre. One thing is for's creepy. A deadly family secret is the forefront of the novel, and Joel gives you "just" enough information to lead you know there's more to it, and you want to find out. There's no real twists and turns in this novel, it's straight forward, but the with the twisted mind of Joel Arnold, some of the descriptive scenes can be pretty brutal. The only thing I'm kind of confused on, is to why the book is titled Death Rhythm....the book does have a band snare drum....but it really doesn't play a huge part in the novel. This book was entertaining, and I've already picked up another of his books "Northwoods Deep" and look forward to reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago