Friday, March 29, 2019

Book Review | The Between by Tananarive Due

The Between is a horror novel by Tananarive Due.

The Between by Tananarive Due

A brilliant novel of horror and the supernatural in which a middle-class family’s very existence is threatened by inner and outer demons

When Hilton was just a boy, his grandmother sacrificed her life to save him from drowning. Thirty years later, he begins to suspect that he was never meant to survive that accident, and that dark forces are working to rectify that mistake. When Hilton's wife, the only elected African-American judge in Dade County, Florida, begins to receive racist hate mail from a man she once prosecuted, Hilton becomes obsessed with protecting his family. Soon, however, he begins to have horrible nightmares, more intense and disturbing than any he has ever experienced. Are the strange dreams trying to tell him something? His sense of reality begins to slip away as he battles both the psychotic threatening to destroy his family and the even more terrifying enemy stalking his sleep.

Chilling and utterly convincing, The Between follows the struggles of a man desperately trying to hold on to the people and life he loves, but may have already lost.

I was pleasantly surprised by The Between! I have had Tananarive Due on my TBR for so long. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team decided to choose her debut novel for our Women in Horror Month readalong and wow! If this is her debut, I am in for a treat with the rest of Due's catalog!

There were so many layers to The Between and they were all expertly woven together. It's a relatively short book at a little less than 300 pages. I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say this is an excellent place to start if you haven't read anything by Tananarive Due yet.



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  1. I wanted to read this one last year and never got to it. I even checked it out from the library. I've read two by this author - Joplin's Ghost and The Good House and loved them both!

  2. I have this sitting on my book shelf (somewhere!) I'll have to track it down now, you've made me want to read it๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. I need to get my hands on this one soon!!

  4. Don't you love it when a book exceeds expectations?

  5. It is shameful that I've never read work but had this book in my tbr for years and years. I'm so glad we all picked it as a LOHF readalong!


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