Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg
Publisher’s Description: In his powerful novel, Motherless Child, Bram Stoker Award-nominee Glen Hirshberg, author of the International Horror Guild Award-winning American Morons, exposes the fallacy of the Twilight-style romantic vampire while capturing the heart of every reader.
It’s the thrill of a lifetime when Sophie and Natalie, single mothers living in a trailer park in North Carolina, meet their idol, the mysterious musician known only as “the Whistler.” Morning finds them covered with dried blood, their clothing shredded and their memories hazy. Things soon become horrifyingly clear: the Whistler is a vampire and Natalie and Sophie are his latest victims. The young women leave their babies with Natalie’s mother and hit the road, determined not to give in to their unnatural desires.
Hunger and desire make a powerful couple. So do the Whistler and his Mother, who are searching for Sophie and Natalie with the help of Twitter and the musician’s many fans. The violent, emotionally moving showdown between two who should be victims and two who should be monsters will leave readers gasping in fear and delight.
Originally published in a sold-out, limited edition, Motherless Child is an extraordinary Southern horror novel that Tor Books is proud to bring to a wider audience.
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Luna Lovebooks says…
Likes: What I really liked about this book is that it takes vampires back to something to be feared, not something to lust after. I also admire the fact that it focuses mainly on the horrors of transition into vampire and not so much on the victim. But the true horror is not leaving your son with your mother and telling her to run; it is not in almost shredding your best friend – in this novel the true horror is at the end of the novel when the hunger almost overrides it all.
Dislikes: There were times when the storyline confused me. There were also times when the dialogue seemed choppy and unnatural to me.
Overall I give this book 4 stars.
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