Friday, December 10, 2010

The Remains by Vincent Zandri

Book Description:
Thirty years ago, teenager Rebecca Underhill and her twin sister Molly were abducted by a man who lived in a house in the woods behind their upstate New York farm. They were held inside that house for three horrifying hours, until making their daring escape. Vowing to keep their terrifying experience a secret in order to protect their mother and father, the girls tried to put the past behind them. And when their attacker was hunted down by police and sent to prison, they believed he was as good as dead. Now, it s 30 years later, and with Molly having passed away from cancer, Rebecca, a painter and art teacher, is left alone to bear the burden of a secret that has only gotten heavier and more painful with each passing year. But when Rebecca begins receiving some strange anonymous text messages, she begins to realize that the monster who attacked her all those years ago is not dead after all. He's back, and this time, he wants to do more than just haunt her. He wants her dead.

My Thoughts:
This book was chilling! Rebecca and Molly were kidnapped as children and swore never to reveal any of this to protect their parents. Shortly after they got away, the kidnapper was captured and jailed for 30 years. Now Rebecca's parents and sister are dead and she is receiving strange texts, paintings with hidden messages, and having horrible nightmares.
A page turner through and through! I love how you aren't just given the story of what happened to the twins but have to 'work' for it. Some of the twists were predictable but not many! Rebecca's character was wonderful to get to know and it was so creepy some of the things she went through. Wonderful plot, great imagery, and just a good book!
This was a solid 4/5....really close to a 5/5 but I'm still creeped out! If you love the terrifying suspense it is a must read! Just remember you won't be able to sleep!
Thank you to the author for providing the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Ashley!

    Dorothy Thompson
    Pump Up Your Book