Thursday, October 22, 2020

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Unbury Carol
by Josh Malerman
narrated by Dan John Miller

Published: 2018
Publisher: Del Rey
Hardback: 367
Rating: 5
Horror, Paranormal, Western | Goodreads

First sentence(s):
Harrows, situated at the northeast point of the Trail, savored its distance from the meat of the rabid road.

Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days.

Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and—when she lapses into another coma—plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her . . . alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol’s dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave.

And all the while, awake and aware, Carol fights to free herself from the crippling darkness that binds her—summoning her own fierce will to survive. As the players in this drama of life and death fight to decide her fate, Carol must in the end battle to save herself.

My two-bits:

Hit all the great spots for that western vibe of the good, bad, ugly and damsel in distress.


* Listened to audiobook version.
* part of Fraterfest (here)

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