characters ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ S.L. GreyAnother book that failed to live up to the hypeBeing peddled as a terrifying tour de force of horror leads one to have certain expectations And frankly this story didn t even come close to hitting that mark for this Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History reader Dull dreary and mundane is the best way I can describe this so called high concept psychological chiller I have to give the author credit though for hooking me in with the opening of the story In the back of my mind I was all set for a dark and sinister version of The Holiday You know the movie where Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz switch houses for a much needed break Forget it Erase that thought I was mistakenNeeding a breather but low on cash Mark and Steph turn to a house swapping website They make plans with a couple to swap their Cape Town home for what appears to be a charming place in the heart of Paris Sounds perfectight I mean what couple wouldn t enjoy a week in the city of love Add a horror twist and you just might have a great story on your hands but wait hold that thoughtThere were so many things that had me scratching my head Things that didn t add up If you can spend money fixing up your own place new sheets towels and high end groceries for the guests why not just spend the money and get a hotel I know house swapping is a legit thing but it wasn t ealistic to me that this couple would put their trust in the hands of strangers Not after what they just went throughAdmittedly the apartment is a shit show when they show up It s basically an abandoned and decrepit building You can t help but to wonder why this couple would swindle Mark and Steph What s their end game There s no denying the setting lends an eerie feeling to the story but that s where it stopped for me For the majority of their trip I was desperate for something big to happen something scary suspenseful or even a tiny bit interesting
As The Ending Approached The Story Took A Dive Intothe ending approached the story took a dive into territory but I can t say I was scared or even shocked by what was going down Honestly this scenario has been done many times before and I have to say I ve seen it executed in a much interesting way I m sorry it had to be you From the beginning I thought this story had a ton of potential but I feel like it missed the mark Big time I m utterly confused about the horror classification and the notion that this was supposed to come across as terrifying Of course take
review for what it just the opinion of an admittedly picky eader A miss for me might turn out to be a winner for you Thank you to Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and NetGalley for an ARC in exch. A high concept psychological chiller about a troubled married couple on a house swap from hell An Anchor OriginalMark and Steph live an idyllic life with their young daughter in sunny Cape Town until one day when three men in masks violently break in Traumatized but physically unharmed Mark and Steph are unable to Nosferatu return to normal and are living in constant fear. Ange for an honesteview The by SLThis Review For What It
GREY IS FOR THE FAINT OF HEART ITis not for the faint of heart It definitely a horror novel filled with paranormal activity hauntings suicide and things that go bump in the night For these easons and many others I LOVED it Steph and Mark haven t been the same since the day their apartment was burglarized by three young men in masks Although no one was hurt Mark can t keep eplaying the incident and Steph can t stop blaming Mark for not doing to protect her and their daughter To escape their haunted memories Steph and Mark decide
to embark on a house swapping adventure in Paris However the apartmentembark on a house swapping adventure in Paris However the apartment stay in is nothing like advertised dark dingy abandoned and full of secrets When Mark and Steph come early from their vacation it seems as if a dark force still lingers with them and when Mark starts behaving strangely Steph must figure out what has happened to her husband What did they bring home with them from Paris and most importantly how do they get id of itThis novel was gripping and addictive in every way Similar to Andrew Pyper or Stephen King in its dark macabre style The Apartment was disturbing and creepy in all the good ways SL Grey writes a satisfying thriller that pulled me in from page one Each chapter alternates perspectives telling the story from both Steph and Mark s point of view leaving the eader with a complete picture of the events as they each The Jive Talker recollect them The writing is spot on and the action never stops each chapter pulling you farther and farther into the terrifying world of grief and possession The ending is one hell of a shocker too and completely unexpected This novel plays out like a Hollywood movie with its dark scenes of gore and terror and is definitely not to be missed SL Grey must write another novel immediately I will wait on the edge of my seat in gripping suspense until then If you are suffering from the loss of a loved one who may have died through your negligence please don t take this apartment There is something inside that feeds on your sorrow and wants to twist the knife in even deeper This is a twisted tale about how the destructive force of grief is manipulated by a spirit who feeds on it and needs to unhinge your mind even for its own diabolical needs Most of my problems with this book originated with this statement in the book s synopsis The Apartment is a terrifying and tour de force of horror of psychological thrills and of haunting suspense I m sorry toeport that for me it was NOT any of these thingsA South African couple survives a home invasionrobbery physically unsca. When a friend suggests they take a Gargantuan restorative vacation abroad via a popular house swapping website it sounds like the perfect plan They find a nice artistic couple with a charming apartment in Paris who would love to come to Cape Town How could Mark and Stephesist the idyllic light strewn pictures and the promise of a omantic getaway But once they arrive in Thed but emotionally beaten and drained At the suggestion of a friend they decided to do
an apartment swap with another couple from Paris They have basically noapartment swap with another couple from Paris They have basically no since the obbery and this is a good way for them to get out of their house on the cheap Instead of being the Publishing Women: Salons, the Presses, and the Counter-Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Italy romantic vacation they had hoped for they arrive in Paris to find a nearly abandoned building and a disgusting filthy apartment My issues startight here at the beginning of the story After having their home invaded and Wurr 3 (Wurr robbed by strangers why oh why would they want to turn it over to another set of strangers That made no sense to me There are a few other things that bothered me about this as well for example the couple buying the swappers fancy sheets and whatnot before they leave when they have NO moneyUp to this point I was engaged with the story and I figured the good stuff you know the aforementioned tour de force of horror would happen once they got settled into the Paris apartment but no Paris turns into a nightmare for them financially due to credit card problems and they have an uglyun in with the only other Кракатит resident of the building Mireille There are also a few unsettling incidents in the apartment but again nothingeally horrific When they Werewolf: The Apocalypse returned home early from their trip I couldn t figure out where the story was going but once it finally got there I WAS satisfied I liked how the story waselated with alternating chapters between Mark and Stephanie and I admit to enjoying the denouement very much However it took way too long in getting there and again I know I m harping it was not a tour de
of anything except maybe boring Without that tagline Das überforderte Gehirn: Mit Steinzeitwerkzeug in der Hightech-Welt raising my expectations I might have enjoyed this novel but I was expecting to be WOWED and it never happened By the time things DID happen I was so bored their impact was severely diminished Of course all of this is just my opinion your mileage may varyThanks to Edelweiss Blumhouse Books and the author for the free ARC of this book in exchange for my honesteview This is it Review THE APARTMENT by S L GreyThis story is non stop horror I seemForce Of Anything Except Maybe
NOT TO HAVE BREATHED THROUGH THE DURATION OF THEto have breathed through the duration of the and I m sure its themes will manage to infest my dreams The author does a marvelous job of balancing on a knife edge not only the protagonists two a married couple alternating well written first person narrative but also the eader We emain on tenterhooks as we constantly endeavor to determine whether the causes are supernatural in origin or simply a Ivy Vines Visions run of bad circumstances exacerbating the psychological decline of. Aris they uicklyealize that nothing is as advertised As their perfect holiday takes a deadly turn the cracks in their elationship grow ever wider and dark secrets from Mark’s past begin to emergeDeftly alternating between two complex and compelling narrators The Apartment is a terrifying tour de force of horror of psychological thrills and of chilling suspen.