Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday LInkups - In the Woods
It's Friday linkup time! I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice
This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
Who is your favorite horror/suspense author and why?
I don't read much horror but I love a good suspense book. When I'm in the mood for a straight up creepy read Shirley Jackson is probably my go-to. The Haunting of Hill House is so creepy and eerie and all of her short stories are filled with this subtle unease even though I can never put my finger on what's so terrible. If I'm in the mood for a little lighter romantic suspense I love Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters series. I love how she mixes in a little history with all the ghosts and creepiness.
Picture a summer stolen whole from some coming-of-age film set in small town 1950s. This is none of Ireland's subtle seasons mixed for a connoisseur's palate, watercolor nuances within a pinch-sized range of cloud and soft rain; this is summer full-throated and extravagant in a hot pure silkscreen blue.
This creates quite the picture of the perfect summer day. I wonder how much is real and how much is just romanticizing a memory.
Nobody remembered the Tracksuit Shadow, either, which reinforced my suspicion that he had been either some perfectly normal guy from the estate out for a walk, or else Damien's imaginary friend. You get people like this in every investigation, people who end up wasting huge amounts of your time with their compulsion to say whatever they think you want to hear.
I can imagine how frustrating this would be for a detective involved in a very intense very high profile murder investigation.
What do you think? Keep reading?