Unspeakable Things

Unspeakable Things Inspired By A Terrifying True Story From The Author S Hometown, A Heart Pounding Novel Of Suspense About A Small Minnesota Community Where Nothing Is As Quiet Or As Safe As It SeemsCassie McDowell S Life In S Minnesota Seems Perfectly Wholesome She Lives On A Farm, Loves School, And Has A Crush On The Nicest Boy In Class Yes, There Are Her Parents Strange Parties And Their Parade Of Deviant Guests, But She S Grown Accustomed To ThemAll That Changes When Someone Comes Hunting In LilydaleOne By One, Local Boys Go Missing One By One, They Return Changed Violent, Moody, And Withdrawn What Happened To Them Becomes The Stuff Of Shocking Rumors The Accusations Of Who S Responsible Grow Just As Wild, And Dangerous Town Secrets Start To Surface Then Cassie S Own Sister Undergoes The Dark Change If She Is To Survive, Cassie Must Find Her Way In An Adult World Where Every Sin Is Justified, And Only The Truth Is Unforgivable

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 296 pages
  • Unspeakable Things
  • Jess Lourey
  • English
  • 09 March 2017

10 thoughts on “Unspeakable Things

  1. says:

    Must read I read this in one evening with no breaksabsolutely hypnotic story, charming heroine and a perfect ending I loved every word and recommend it to everyone.

  2. says:

    I couldn t stop reading this bookand read it in a day Jess Lourey does a great job with murder mysteries I definitely recommend this one.

  3. says:

    Review to follow

  4. says:

    Although the readers are warned that this book is dark and one where children get hurt, it s also based the author s, Jess, childhood and family secret Although Jess wrote this as a fiction novel, I sense I ll dive into an emotional roller coaster Getting a chance to have a glimpse of one of my favorite authors personal life will be awe stricken Because it reminds us readers that in the end, authors are human too.With that said Unspeakable Things dives into the world of Cassie, a young girl living in a rural part of a small Minnesota town While Cassie daydreams about how to get her boy crush to date her, she also struggles with having to keep a family secret to herself because family matters are to be kept in the home all the while boys are being harmed around town.Be forewarned that the novel is written in a 12 year old narrative that can get a bit childish because duh.Normally while reading any of Jess s novels, I dive right now and cannot escape the story However, with this novel, I had mixed feelings and therefore it s a bit difficult for me to write a review Some points of the novel it felt like the chapters were dragging and other chapters I couldn t stop reading I felt anger towards Cassie s family and their dynamic of living seriously, if I could jump through the book and kick her dad in the balls, I would Her sister reminds me of my relationship I use to have with my sisters distant but yet close.I wish the character development went a bit deeper into who they were i.e the villain, the sheriff, the mom, the aunt, the dad Some of those characters probably would have helped to get a clear insight into Cassie and her life.I feel so much was left unsaid and I hope to see a second novel.

  5. says:

    Summer of 1983, boys in Cassie s small town are being molested by a stranger in a mask The almost thirteen year old has a number of suspects, her gay music teacher, the scary man kids call Goblin, the creepy police chief, even her own father.UNSPEAKABLE THINGS drew me in with Cassie s wise, yet innocent voice Jess Lourey skillfully showed the difference between what the tween understood and what certain characters in her life were actually doing Because of Cassie s na vet , Lourey skirts around some of the bigger issues going in in her home like incest and sex parties.Lourey doesn t shy away from the prejudices against gay men and a conservative, judgmental small town mentality that I remember well from living in a small town in 1983 when I was nineteen I assume she chose to set the show during the years of her own childhood, when similar kidnappings occurred I remembered all the cultural references Lourey threw in the mix to remind readers of the era The plot of UNSPEAKABLE THINGS is dreary As good as the story starts out is as bleak as it becomes, and not because the story is dark Cassie s father, drunk and inappropriately sexual, controlling and erratic was much awful than she realized not a spoiler, readers will pick this up from the beginning Her mom didn t have her back, suffering under her own learned helplessness UNSPEAKABLE THINGS uneven pace seemed to have a lot of scene fillers than didn t advance plot or characters I didn t feel any tension in the story although I didn t guess the perp, though he was among the handful of people I suspected at one point during the story.The ending of UNSPEAKABLE THINGS made me glad the book wasn t longer I didn t feel much else.

  6. says:

    This book is emotional and intense and just so compelling I was flipping those pages like mad with my heart in my throat It s out of my normal genre to read, but OMG so grateful I got an early copy Beautifully written Definite winner.

  7. says:

    This story touches on subject matters otherwise not spoken about The storyline is gentle and transitions smoothly yet bold and uncomfortable at times Jess Lourey does a great job of drawing the reader in and keeping your attention I m a fan of her work.

  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this book A mesmerizing read

  9. says:

    Just released today and it s a Kindle First Read deal In Unspeakable Things, middle schooler Cassie lives with her older sister and parents in small town Minnesota in 1983 There are serious, scary issues at home and she s trying to figure out how to deal with that without much help Then boys start disappearing and coming back changed Reading this book, my heart hurt for the kids that come home and those that don t, for those who are believed and those who aren t I very much enjoyed Cassie s voice as she attempts to investigate the attacks, while simultaneously trying to make sense of her home life and remain safe herself Utilizing a middle schooler as the main character was perfect for this plot Cassie s point of view illustrates well the fear and confusion experienced by the whole community when something like this occurs, as well as the fact kids often know and are affected by than you may think A sense of foreboding permeates the entire novel The subject matter addressed is not light or easy but the author does a fantastic job portraying this community and the stomach churning anxiety the events create while also keeping a pace that has you soaring quickly through the novel Unspeakable Things is about serious issues but it doesn t preach This book is a coming of age novel and a mystery, plus high suspense and tension from page one Content Warnings view spoiler sexual assault homophobic language hide spoiler

  10. says:

    This is one of the best Kindle First books I ve read in a long time The whole time I felt a mixture of disgust and dread, but I didn t want to put it down.Having grown up in the 80 s, I could relate to some of Cassie s experiences not having enough money to have fancy birthday parties, wearing hand sewn clothes, kids coming up with cruel nicknamesluckily I never had to endure any swinger parties thrown by my parents Cassie is just finishing seventh grade, still a kid, but the inappropriateness of her home life makes her too grown up in some ways and just a kid in others.Cassie s parents are awful, her dad is someone to be feared, and her mom is the bury your head in the sand type I wanted to throttle both of them, especially her dad He s an artist who doesn t sell any art, the mom basically supports the family with her teaching salary They definitely live a hard life, growing their own food, butchering their own chickens that part was pretty gross , sewing their own clothes They live outside of town on an acreage, because dad likes his privacy meaning it s easier to be a creep in private.Cassie is smart, and when the boys start disappearing, she wants to help somehow She thinks she has some ideas of what might be going on, but sadly isn t sure any of the adults around her can be trusted The tension keeps building right until the end, but I do wish there had been a little insight on what happened to Cassie s family afterwards.

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