Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Review: The Glittering World by Robert Levy

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from Gallery Books, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

                                              This new book comes out tomorrow!

The Glittering World cover


In the tradition of Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane), Scott Smith (The Ruins), and Jason Mott (The Returned), award-winning playwright Robert Levy spins a dark tale of alienation and belonging, the familiar and the surreal, family secrets and the search for truth in his debut supernatural thriller.

When up-and-coming chef Michael “Blue” Whitley returns with three friends to the remote Canadian community of his birth, it appears to be the perfect getaway from New York. He soon discovers, however, that everything he thought he knew about himself is a carefully orchestrated lie. Though he had no recollection of the event, as a young boy, Blue and another child went missing for weeks in the idyllic, mysterious woods of Starling Cove. Soon thereafter, his mother suddenly fled with him to America, their homeland left behind.

But then Blue begins to remember. And once the shocking truth starts bleeding back into his life, his closest friends—Elisa, his former partner in crime; her stalwart husband, Jason; and Gabe, Blue’s young and admiring coworker—must unravel the secrets of Starling Cove and the artists’ colony it once harbored. All four will face their troubled pasts, their most private demons, and a mysterious race of beings that inhabits the land, spoken of by the locals only as the Other Kind...


Step into a magical world for adults with this new book! Levy weaves a tale, that like a magical spider's web, attracts you and then doesn't let you go! The reader thinks they know what is coming ("Tinkerbelle for adults!'), and then finds something far different. If you love books by Peter Straub, or vintage Steven King, this book will have you glued to its pages long into the night! It's a tale of assumptions, lies, half truths and what happens when they all come to light, and what we think we know isn't the truth. Or is it? The back and forth in the tale will leave you rooting for characters, you didn't think you would, in the beginning of the book, and questioning the what you know (or think you know!) I ended up reading this book in one sitting, into the very early hours, as I had to see what was going to happen, and you will too! Be sure to pick this one up and meet a new author, that you will want to read more from!

About the Author:

Robert Levy is a Harvard graduate subsequently trained as a forensic psychologist. He is also an award-winning playwright, having multiple shows developed Off Broadway. His work has been called “frank and funny” (Time), “idiosyncratic and disarming” (The New York Times), “ambitious and clever” (Variety), “smart” (Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine), and “bloody brave” (SFX magazine, UK).

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