On Flashback Fridays I will share with you
the books I was not able to review
when they were first released that have been screaming at me
from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.
Lisa Unger has been my go-to author to fill the U spot on my Alphabet Soup Author Edition Challenge for the last few years. This year when I was searching for a book I was reminded about an Amazon Prime benefit I have not used frequently enough. Amazon Prime Members can “borrow” books, magazines, and audiobooks from the Amazon Prime Library for free.
All My Darkest Impulses (House of Crows)
by Lisa Unger
1st in Series
Amazon Original Stories (May 27, 2021)
Print length : 63 pages
Kindle ASIN : B0919SLYHL
What really happened to the girl who walked into the woods and vanished forever? It’s a never-forgotten mystery that clings like a shadow in a short story about dark memories and inescapable fears.
For disgraced professor Matthew Merle, the inheritance of his grandfather’s crumbling mansion is both a burden and an offer of safe haven. His childhood friend Claire, a psychiatrist, desperately needs a haven of her own after one of her patients unleashes his dark side. At turning points in their lives, it’s inevitable that they should return to the past. And to Merle House. It’s been waiting for them.
All My Darkest Impulses is part 1 of House of Crows, a four-part serial about friends with a shared history of darkness. They’ve spent their lives running, but they can no longer hide from the past. Each story can be read or listened to in a single haunted sitting.
I had mistakenly thought that each book in this series would be from a different character’s point of view. It actually is a story broken into 4 books.
In this first installment, we meet Matthew Merle who has lost his job. He has brought his wife and daughter to the family home that he inherited. He wants to ready it for a quick sale. His wife has tons of ideas for keeping it. His daughter doesn’t care, she is just filled with angst.
We also meet Matthew’s childhood friend Claire. Her work as a psychiatrist has taken its toll. During a session, one of her patients gets out of control and she is rethinking that event and her life.
With the story only totaling 63 pages we have just scratched the surface of their lives and what part Merle House will play. The house, a character itself, and the grounds appear to be haunted but how and why is yet to be detailed.
The story ends with a cliffhanger to entice the reader to immediately delve into book 2, Fog Descending. Sadly, I didn’t have time to do that now but I did download the rest of the books in the series to my Kindle so when I do have time I hope to read all three straight through.
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About the Author
Lisa Unger is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45 and many other books. Her short story The Sleep Tight Motel and her novel Under My Skin were nominated for the Edgar Award, and her story Let Her Be was selected for The Best American Mystery and Suspense.
While all 4 books are available to read for Free if you have Amazon Prime I know that is not an option for everyone so I am giving away 1 Kindle Copy of All My Darkest Impulses.
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*This book was borrowed from Amazon Prime Library with no requirement to review.