52. The Eighth Day by Brooke Leimas (1983)
Length: 284 pages
Started: 15 June 2013
Finished: 18 June 2013
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 6 March 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and Brooke Leimas is a new author for me.
The horror began without warning…The babies stillborn, monstrously deformed…The adults dying, one by one. Then, just as suddenly as it began – without cause or reason – it stopped. The beautiful New England town forgot. Once again healthy children skipped and played along its tree-lined streets. Everything was as it had been before. Except for eight children set apart from all the rest. Angelically beautiful…devilishly smart…unnaturally secretive. To get too close to them…to ask too many questions about them was to die. Horribly. Inexplicably.
One young doctor was willing to risk his career, his very life to know why. One beautiful woman, a child already growing within her womb, unknowingly held the answer. But time was running out. Soon no one would be safe. First Cayoga Falls, then the world, would witness the dark and terrible dawning of…The Eighth Day.
I’m not sure if the horror of the plot would be considered dated or not – at least by today’s standards – however I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. In my opinion, the plot was unusual and gripping. I give this book an A+! and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight