Monday, August 18, 2014

Robert C. Sloane - A Nice Place to Live

77. A Nice Place to Live by Robert C. Sloane (1981)
Length: 278 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 16 August 2014
Finished: 18 August 2014
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 16 August 2014
Why do I have it? I like horror
and Robert C. Sloane is a new author for me.  

The tiny secluded village of Mill Harbor, Long Island - such a tranquil, restful waterfront community - possibly the nicest place to live. After ten years of marriage, Christine and Nick Marino are just as much in love now as they were when they first met. When they move to suburban Mill Harbor with their young son Joey, they truly believe they are living a dream come true. They live in a cozy, beautiful house, and their wealthy neighbors are just so friendly and welcoming. Yes, indeed, this is absolutely the perfect place to live and raise a family.

However, the Marinos will soon find that their perfect dream is gradually, undeniably, turning into a nightmare. Because something is awry in the charming village of Mill Harbor. Something is very, very wrong.

The Marinos learn that their lovely home was once the setting for appalling displays of violence, that their affable neighbors may not be at all what they seem. And some mysterious force is slowly changing Nick into something bestial and obscene - capable of terrifying his wife with inhuman acts of pure barbarism...

Christine and Nick Marino could not have been forewarned. Now it's too late. Somewhere in Mill Harbor a door clicks shut and something evil rushes out into the night. The Marinos are about to meet their new neighbor - the resident evil that dwells in A Nice Place to Live.   

I really enjoyed reading this book; it was very well-written and the horror was intertwined with every day life. I've been looking to read something in the horror genre for quite a while, and this just hit the spot. This was certainly quite an imaginative plot, and despite being rather fantastic and seemingly far-fetched at times, I was soon immersed in the story and reading it avidly - determined to find out what happened next. I give A Nice Place to Live by Robert C. Sloane an A! I'm on the lookout for more books by Robert C. Sloane to put on my Wish List.

A! - (90-95%)   

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight


  1. I have a question as to why most of your books you rate anywhere from an A- to an A+. Have you never reviewed a book that you didn't like and rated a C? I just find that you seem to like everything you review and would like to see a little more variety.

  2. Hello Melissa,
    Yes, as a matter of fact, I have read four books that I rated a C! (2.5 stars by my scale), as well as three books that I rated a C+! (2 stars by my scale). These days, if I'm reading a book and really not enjoying it, I'll post it to one of the swapping sites that I belong to; or occasionally, I'll put it aside to try reading it at some later date. I prefer reading books that I enjoy, rather than slogging through books that aren't my cup of tea.

    I appreciate your comments, Melissa


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