Read Follow Me into the Dark Online Free - What happens when children are denied love and then left to their own devices? Follow Me into the Dark traces the unraveling of a family marred by perverse intergenerational abuse. Kate is a young baker whose mother is dying of cancer. Gillian is an oversexed, hyper-intellectual who looks like Kate and is sleeping with Kate’s stepfather. Jonah is Gillian’s odd but devoted stepbrother, who increasingly matches the description of the “Doll Collector,” a menacing serial killer. With Kate flailing in her mourning and beating back unwelcome memories, snippets of her family legacy are revealed just as the Doll Collector’s body count grows.
A complex, dark expression of the deprived heart and the desperate lengths children will go to in order to create family.
|Title||:||Follow Me into the Dark|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
June 20, 2017
I was drawn to this book because of the mention of a Doll Collector in the synopsis, but I shouldn't have enjoyed this book! The pace of this story was relaxed, but the writing style was a bit choppy and the shift between POVs was confusing at times. Somehow, this book s...
March 31, 2017
I'd never liked books of this style, the confusing, breathless narration that pushes the reader forward whether they like it or not. But this book changed my perspective entirely. I'm shocked this is Sullivan's first novel and I think we can stop crying for Gillian Flynn wannabes and instead embr...
April 09, 2017
I've never read a book like this before. It's an incredible thriller that makes you think about families, mental health, and the darkest episode of SVU you've ever seen. I read this in a day and wished I had more of it to read. Please do yourself a favor and read this immediately - if not sooner....
March 06, 2017
This novel. I bought it this afternoon, intending to read it over the next few days, but after the first few chapters, there was no way I was putting it down until it was finished. The female characters in it are so sharply realized -- so complex, brilliant and monstrous and sympathetic all at on...
March 13, 2017
Follow Me Into the Dark opens with thirty-something Kate setting aflame the hair of her step-father’s mistress Gillian. It’s possibly the least fucked-up thing to happen in the novel.
In 2013 Felicia C. Sullivan wrote a memoir about her childhood. I’ve not read the book but if the blurb is anythi...
July 11, 2017
Kate’s father didn’t even wait for his wife’s death before starting an affair. He’s been seeing Gillian on the side while his wife fades away from cancer. This is too much for Kate to take. Our story begins in the aftermath of Kate’s attack on her father’s mistress. This is just the beginning of...
March 24, 2017
I completely agree with a previous reviewer who said, "[the book] opens with thirty-something Kate setting aflame the hair of her step-father's mistress Gillian. It's possible the least fucked-up thing to happen in the novel."
This book is not for the faint of heart, but it's a good one. I would t...
April 13, 2017
This book was certainly one that makes you consider the dark secrets we all hold. Initially I thought this might be about the inside mind of a serial killer and although it was, it was about so much more than that. It was about how that mindset is cultivated and ultimately the impact such small r...
March 20, 2017
I was standing and reading on the NYC subway, as I neared the ending chapters of this dark literary mystery. My mouth hung open and I had to close the book and close my eyes to think and retrace the story-lines after encountering Ms. Sullivan's deeply clever twist.
What a joy it was to find that t...
April 28, 2017
Follow Me Into the Dark reminded me of a lot of other books; a merging of Fall on Your Knees and Sharp Objects in particular, though I never felt like Sullivan managed to bring her novel fully into its own space. Perhaps my largest problem with the book is that the characters are chaotic but larg...