Friday, September 13, 2013

Brooke Leimas - The Summer Visitors

88. The Summer Visitors by Brooke Leimas (1980)
Length: 187 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 11 September 2013
Finished: 13 September 2013
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch 
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 15 July 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and have read and enjoyed The Eighth Day by the same author in the past.

Christian and Leila Chantillie - they had apparently been best friends of her husband Anton's for quite some time before Elizabeth knew him - so when she first learns that the glamorous couple is coming to visit them on Fire Island, New York, Elizabeth Copeland is both slightly surprised, and a little wary about their imminent visit. The Chantillies were coming all the way from France and hadn't seen Anton in four years. Incredibly good-looking, fabulously wealthy, ultra chic, and irresistibly charming to everyone - yet Elizabeth still can't completely dispel her nagging doubts about meeting the Chantilles for the very first time. 

To see them was to be utterly dazzled. To know them was to be infinitely privileged. To be seduced by them was to be damned forever...For their dazzling, seductive beauty concealed such hideous secrets and dark desires, that no one was safe. Least of all, Elizabeth Copeland.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The plot was intriguing, and the horror built in such a way that I was certainly interested to know how the story would end. For me, the story was just the slightest bit anticlimactic, although I would still give this book a definite A!

A! - (90-95%)   
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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