Friday, June 26, 2015

Mercy House by Adam Cesare + a Giveaway

Happy Friday, y'all! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Adam Cesare's Mercy House. Do note there is a publisher sponsored tour wide giveaway on this one, so be sure to scroll through to the end.

Mercy House isn't your average nursing home. Here the residents will experience top notch care, the best of all amenities, and a lust for life they've never felt before.

Something is happening at Mercy House. Something that defies all explanation. The residents, even those who have been confined to their beds for some time now, are experiencing increased energy and strength like never before. Nikki's mother-in-law, Mercy House's newest arrival, takes full advantage of this newfound vivaciousness by attacking her daughter-in-law. No regard at all to the fact that her beloved son stood in her way. Nikki escapes, narrowly, but soon finds that leaving Mercy House alive could be next to impossible as the residents take up arms and begin attacking everyone under the age of retirement.

If you're prone to nightmares, you'll probably want to avoid this one. Mercy House is a nasty little read both in regards to the amount of gore and plain old meanness. Yep, it's a mean story. Mercy House's residents start turning on everyone, dividing into factions including a group of ex military and followers of the home's nicknamed "Queen Bee," amongst others. The military folks are interested in lockdown and protecting resources while Queen Bee's folks are... um... exploring their newfound sexual abilities. And they're all after the staff, eliminating them in some of the most gruesome and inventive ways you can imagine in a nursing home.

Sadly, there's never any explanation as to what's come over the residents. I kept waiting for it, hoping there would be something, even a little nugget of a hint. Nope. Not at all.

Oh, well.

If you're into dark and hopeless ('cause that's what it seems like for everyone in this story) and have a strong stomach, Cesare is the man for you. Just know that you'll have to be ok with the lack of a neat and tidy resolution.

Rating: 3/5

And now for the giveaway. To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below:

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To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.