Forteen

14
(Threshold #1)
by Peter Clines (2012)

Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches. There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much.

What’s surprising about this book is how it manages to keep the reader interested despite the slow pacing. It’s like a drip drip drop of pacing, revealing just a bit more each chapter. And it’s kept up for almost 130,000 words.

It’s strange mixture of horror, science fiction and fantasy, set in current times.

I only read this as the next book in the series, ‘The Fold’ is the Sword and Laser podcast book for the month.

 

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