October 18, 2010

SCAREFEST Review: Darling Jim by Christian Moerk

The widely acclaimed debut novel—about three sisters, three tales, and a very dark secret—that’s a “chilling bedtime story for adults.”—People (three stars)

Fiona Walsh thought her family’s secrets would follow her to her grave, but when her diary is found by a young postman, Niall, the truth about her untimely demise—and that of her sister and aunt—begins to see the light of day. It’s the most tragic love story he’s ever heard.
Niall soon becomes enveloped by the mystery surrounding Jim—an itinerant storyteller who traveled through Ireland enrapturing audiences and wooing women with his macabre mythic sagas—though a trail of murder followed him wherever he went. The Walsh sisters, fiercely loyal to each other, were not immune to “darling” Jim’s powers of seduction, but found themselves in harm’s way when they began to uncover his treacherous past. Niall must now continue his dangerous hunt for the truth—and for the vanished third sister—while there’s still time. 

And in the woods, the wolves from Jim’s stories begin to gather.
From Macmillan's website

Darling Jim is a masterpiece.  There's no other way for me to describe it.  It's witty, thrilling and keeps you hooked from cover to cover.  Christian's writing style is addicting and can't wait to read what he comes up with next.  Five stars!

Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
March 2, 2010
320 pages 
$15.00 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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  1. Thanks for the review. This cover is so haunting.

  2. This one sounds really good, I would love to read it.

  3. This sounds so good! I love mystery hunts in stories and the cover is to die for! Thanks for the review.

  4. This really sounds good...I love books that have you guessing, and this one sure sounds like it. Love when things are found to unravel the mystery.

    Please enter me in the contest. Would LOVE to read this.

  5. Ohhh this sounds like a fantastic book, I'm really excited to read it!


  6. I love your short and simple reviews, thank you!

  7. This looks so good!!


  8. I love the cover, gorgeous! Thanks for the chance.


  9. Sounds like a thrilling book - can't wait to read it! Thanks for the review.

  10. Would love to read this.

  11. Sounds very intriguing.

    ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

  12. Sweet mystery!


  13. This sounds like a thrilling read from your review.

  14. It sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it. garrettsambo@aol.com