Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters
This is a creepy book. I read it at night and I'd suggest you read it during the day. Unless you don't mind being awake at night...
Quirk Publishing sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It was published in September, so you can get yourself a copy now. If you like horror stories, this one is for you.
Susan really wants a new apartment, but apartment space is very dear and very expensive in New York. When she finds a really cheap apartment, she commandeers her husband and heads out to look it over before it's gone. It's her dream apartment: space, room for her art, a nice sized kitchen and more. She loves it!
The landlord is a bit weird, but she's a widow living on her own for a while so that might be normal. The handyman makes some comments about things that sound like there may have been trouble in the past, but Susan doesn't want to hear that.
Then she finds a bite on her wrist. She's sure it's bedbugs because there has been a bedbug outbreak in NY. But she's the only one getting bit...
Soon she becomes obsessed with it. The further you read, the less sure you are about her sanity. But the awful truth is even worse than her losing her mind...
This is edge-of-your-chair fright, folks. I could feel bugs crawling on me as I read. If you like books that make you feel a bit uncomfortable, this book will do it. Why not grab a copy and let me know what you think of it? It's a perfect Halloween read.