Monday, June 8, 2015

Blog Tour: Mercy House by Adam Cesare

Author: Adam Cesare
Published: Hydra
Dte of publication: June 2015

Welcome to Mercy House, a state-of-the-art retirement home that appears perfectly crisp, clean, and orderly . . . but nothing could be farther from the truth. In Adam Cesare’s thrilling novel, the residents will find little mercy—only a shocking eruption of unfathomable horror.

Harriet Laurel notices the odor at Mercy House as soon as she sets foot inside, brought there against her will by her son, Don, and his wife, Nikki. In the early stages of dementia, Harriet has grown resentful of Nikki, blaming her daughter-in-law for failing to supply grandchildren. Yet even Harriet must admit that her mind becomes clearer as soon as she crosses the threshold. If it wasn’t for that annoying smell.

Arnold Piper is an eighty-five-year-old ex-Marine, a proud man who has cared for himself his whole life. But no longer. Betrayed by his aging body, Arnold is learning that the trials he survived long ago in war-torn Korea pale beside the daily indignities of growing old. Little does he know that his greatest nightmares are still ahead of him.

Sarah Campbell is an idealistic nurse whose compassion has been stretched to the breaking point at the chronically understaffed facility that is Mercy House. But now Sarah’s list of unpleasant duties is about to take a terrifying turn. For something wicked is brewing in Mercy House. Something dark and rotten . . . and deadly.

Sometimes you go into a book expecting one thing and you end up with something completely different.  That is what happened with Mercy House.  For me, it was a DNF at about 45%.  From the synopsis, I was expecting a spooky, maybe ghost story.  Instead, I got a gorefest that started very soon into the book.  I was just turned off by the violence of the elderly in the book.  Old people and blood, sex and gore don't go together in my head.  

I'm not saying this is a badly written book.  I think for lovers of blood and guts and just plain gore, this is the right book for you.  It just wasn't for me.  There is a giveaway, so enter and you might be able to win a copy to try it out for yourself.

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About Adam Cesare

Adam Cesare is a New Yorker who lives in Philadelphia. He studied English and film at Boston University. His books include Video Night, The Summer Job, Zero Lives Remaining, and Tribesmen. His nonfiction has appeared in Paracinema, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues.

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Adam Cesare’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 8th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, June 9th: October Country
Wednesday, June 10th: Bell, Book & Candle
Thursday, June 11th: The Scary Reviews
Friday, June 12th: SJ2B House of Books
Monday, June 15th: The Qwillery
Monday, June 15th: Wildfire Books
Wednesday, June 17th: Bibliophilia, Please
Thursday, June 18th: Mallory Heart Reviews
Monday, June 22nd: Sweet Southern Home
Tuesday, June 23rd: My Bookish Ways – Author Q&A
Wednesday, June 24th: It’s a Mad Mad World
Friday, June 26th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Monday, June 29th: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, June 30th The World As I See It

1 comment:

LisaMM said...

Yes, horror can be gross and bloody! Thanks for being on the tour.