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Natasha Preston

Autor(a) de The Cellar

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About the Author

Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She discovered her love of writing when she shared a story online-and hasn't looked back since. She enjoys writing romance, thrillers, gritty YA, and the occasional serial killer. Natasha is the author of The Cabin, With the Band, Awake, The mostrar mais Chance Series, the Silnence Series, the New York Times Bestseller The Cellar and others. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Natasha Preston

The Cellar (2014) 1,338 exemplares
The Cabin (2016) 701 exemplares
The Lake (2021) 599 exemplares
Awake (2015) 580 exemplares
The Twin (2020) 508 exemplares
You Will Be Mine (2018) 473 exemplares
The Lost (2019) 439 exemplares
The Fear (2022) 404 exemplares
The Island (2023) 326 exemplares
Silence (Silence, #1) (2012) 263 exemplares
The Haunting (2023) 182 exemplares
Broken Silence (2013) 136 exemplares
The Dare (2024) 56 exemplares
Silent Night (Silence Book 4) (2014) 28 exemplares
Lie to Me (2018) 27 exemplares
Once in a Blue Moon (2023) 22 exemplares
Covert (2013) 21 exemplares
Reliving Fate (2017) 19 exemplares
Save Me (2014) 15 exemplares
With the Band (2016) 10 exemplares
Waking Up in Vegas (2019) 9 exemplares
After the End (2018) 7 exemplares
La huida (2021) 3 exemplares
In the Dark 3 exemplares
The Natasha Preston Collection (2019) 3 exemplares
Villain 2 exemplares
Natasha Preston Box Set (2018) 1 exemplar
Cutthroat 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Together, Apart (2020) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Preston, Natasha
Data de nascimento
1988-01-05
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Anglaterra

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Almost a year ago, Penny's small town was rocked by the news that Jackson Whitmore, the father of Penny's boyfriend Nash, was a serial killer who'd murdered several teens. Now Halloween is rolling around again, and Penny can't help but think of Nash, who, along with his older sister Grace, was basically ostracized after his father was caught. Even though Penny knew he'd been as much in the dark about his father as everyone else, she still cut off contact with Nash on her parents' orders. She's regretting that decision now.

But then a new body turns up. Is it a copycat killer? Everyone immediately focuses on Nash and Grace, particularly Nash. Penny refuses to believe it's him, but someone's started these murders up again, and she can't help but think it's someone close to her.

Why do I have so many of this author's books? I've read three of them, four counting this one, and I haven't liked any of them. At least the other three had semi-interesting premises. With this one, I kept hoping that the hook would be something better than "MC's ex-boyfriend's father was a serial killer, and now the killings have started up again." No such luck. Penny spent the entire book feeling paranoid about her ex-boyfriend and friends while also feeling guilty about her paranoia...and that was basically it. Preston was maybe going for a Scream movie vibe, complete with references to the movie and a killer who wore a mask, but the result was tepid and uninteresting.

Preston continues to have no clue how to satisfactorily finish books. The one stops in the midst of its climactic scene.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
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Familiar_Diversions | 1 outra crítica | Jun 2, 2024 |
A dare that leads to friendships being tested with dire consequences.

Marley and her friends participate in pranks considered to be harmless. These pranks escalate with Rhett Wilder who instigates them. Rhett dares Marley and her friends to complete a blind driving challenge at night. The consequences of that night changes their friendship dynamic tremendously. Marley begins to be excluded as she realizes that maybe this friendship isn't as strong as it once was.

Natasha Preston is an author I always enjoy reading. She delivers another gripping novel that you won't be able to put down. I love the twist and turns that keep you guessing as to who may be committing crimes as a result of the dare that's gone horribly wrong. A highly recommended title for Preston fans and those wanting a gripping read on who is the murderer.… (mais)
 
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wolfshirem | Feb 9, 2024 |
Is this one going to be open ended?

I haven't read a book by this author in a while. I read two of her books back in 2019 and I think they were both books published early in her career (2014-2015). They were ok, but didn't wow me, so I'm interested to see how she's grown as a writer since them. This premise of this one sounds interesting & makes me think of You're So Dead by Ash Parson (that one has a similar plot line to this, but it was way more campy than I expected it to be) and also, Hide by Kirsten White (because of the amusement park setting). I hate open ended stories (which is one of the reasons Hide was a let down for me), and I've seen a couple reviewers on here say the ending for this book is abrupt, so I'm wondering if this is an open ended type of story? If anyone sees this review and has already read this book, could you please let me know if it's open ended or not? If it is, I'll just take it off my TBR cause I know it's not a book for me. Otherwise, I think I'll go into this one with low expectations and hopefully be pleasantly surprised.

Merged review:

Is this one going to be open ended?

I haven't read a book by this author in a while. I read two of her books back in 2019 and I think they were both books published early in her career (2014-2015). They were ok, but didn't wow me, so I'm interested to see how she's grown as a writer since them. This premise of this one sounds interesting & makes me think of You're So Dead by Ash Parson (that one has a similar plot line to this, but it was way more campy than I expected it to be) and also, Hide by Kirsten White (because of the amusement park setting). I hate open ended stories (which is one of the reasons Hide was a let down for me), and I've seen a couple reviewers on here say the ending for this book is abrupt, so I'm wondering if this is an open ended type of story? If anyone sees this review and has already read this book, could you please let me know if it's open ended or not? If it is, I'll just take it off my TBR cause I know it's not a book for me. Otherwise, I think I'll go into this one with low expectations and hopefully be pleasantly surprised.
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VanessaMarieBooks | 2 outras críticas | Dec 10, 2023 |
2.5 stars

This one definitely reads like a lifetime movie, but requires you to suspend too much belief. It's not realistic for her to obsess so much over memories she lost before the age of 4. Most people don't remember their childhood before the age of 4. That's about the age we are when we start to retain our memories.

This book is fast-paced and normally for mystery/thrillers that's a good thing, but a lot of this book focused on the romance between Scarlett and Noah, so having it be fast-paced did not work in this case. It turns the romance into instalove and again we have to suspend our belief and buy the fact that Noah fell so deeply in love, he turned his back on his family, community, and all the beliefs he's held onto for 17 years, because of his love for Scarlett (who he's only known for a few weeks/months).

The plot is very predictable, none of the "twists" in here are surprising. The writing, however, is very easy to get into, and despite the predictability, something about Preston's writing kept me wanting to turn the pages.

The characters do need some work though, especially Noah. He was too "perfect" in the beginning, at least from Scarlett's POV, once we get to Noah's POV we see him in a completely different way and we can immediately tell how much of a creep he is.

Overall, it was OK, but I thought The Cellar was a little bit better than this one.
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VanessaMarieBooks | 22 outras críticas | Dec 10, 2023 |

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Obras
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Membros
6,297
Popularidade
#3,898
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
119
ISBN
146
Línguas
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