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There’s a Kind of Hush All Over the World Tonight

THE RESULTS ARE IN
AUTHOR OF THE BARTER
Siobhan Adcock weights in

#1
Lyra’s pick:
What a beautiful and frankly terrifying evocation of how scary books work on you, in the dark hours of the night. The vampires in the pecan tree–totally unforgettable, and I know exactly the feeling she’s talking about. To paraphrase Stephen King himself, I never in my life freaked myself out reading like I did when I was 13…does anyone?

#2
Jude’s pick:
I love Jude’s point that the scariest books aren’t always tales of terror or even ghost stories. The most chilling moment for me in that book is when Merle says icily, “Please be careful with that precious object.” Yeeesh. Henry James had a way with dark corners: I read and re-read The Turn of the Screw many times when I was writing The Barter.

#3
Amy’s pick:
Please, please, please tell me that this didn’t really happen or I might never sleep again.

Please send your snail mail address to betsy@dclagency.com for your copy of THE BARTER. And thanks to everyone for participating. And thanks to Siobhan!

4 Responses

  1. Yay! Thank you, Siobhan. I look forward to your book scaring the bejeezus out of me.

  2. Congratulations to all the winners.

    I have THE BARTER – can’t wait to read it!

  3. Congratulations Lyra, Jude and Amy!
    And thank you Betsy for somehow getting me to reconnect with a piece of my reading past.

  4. Great job guys, ewwwww, scary stuff, love it.

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