Expecting a baby should be one of the happiest times in a young couple's life. But for Ellen and Eric Campbell, the experience is one of utter horror. For someone is trying to terrorize the mother-to-be in a twisted and fiendish way. First, Ellen's favorite blue maternity blouse is slashed into shreds and found floating in the swimming pool of their apartment building. TheExpecting a baby should be one of the happiest times in a young couple's life. But for Ellen and Eric Campbell, the experience is one of utter horror. For someone is trying to terrorize the mother-to-be in a twisted and fiendish way. First, Ellen's favorite blue maternity blouse is slashed into shreds and found floating in the swimming pool of their apartment building. Then a hideous, headless doll appears in their bed. Ellen looks to the quiet, gentle Eric for comfort and protection, but Eric is becoming more and more withdrawn. It is only when Ellen accidentally comes across a prescription for tranquilizers in Eric's name that his terrible secret begins to unravel -- a secret of madness and a past tragedy so shattering that it still grips Eric's mind. When Ellen comes face-to-face with a ghostly woman in a tattered wedding dress -- a woman Eric insists he doesn't see -- she decides that she must flee from the man whose love she thought would protect her and the new life within her -- before it is too late....
|Title||:||The True Bride|
|Number of Pages||:||212 Pages|
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The True Bride Reviews
I was doing one of my favourite pastimes, browsing second hand book shops and charity shops when I came across what I like to call the Altman Trilogy. The True Bride, Dark Places and The Intruder.All three are the Corgi editions published during the 80’s with fantastic horror covers. What’s not to love? I picked all three off the shelves, smiled immensely and thanked my good luck. Would the reading experience live up to the finding them experience?So I started the Altman Trilogy with The True Bride.Ellen is expecting a baby with her husband Eric but this joyous time becomes more and more creepy, nasty, scary, frightening and horrific as someone stalks and terrorizes Ellen. Is this all in Ellen’s mind? Or is there a real person out there watching and haunting Ellen? Ellen also discovers that Eric has a dark secret from his past which slowly unravels.I had preconceptions about the Altman Trilogy books. That they would be cheap horror pulp novels which I would enjoy reading but were not great stories. Even more so when my last two reads were The Shining and Carrie.Well, my preconceptions were destroyed! This was well written with great characters and an excellent mystery which unfolds to reveal all. The downside was the ending. The final reckoning was over in a matter of minutes and rather too quick. I thought I was running out of pages for the final confrontation. It had a great build up and mystery to fathom but then just finished. Still giving it four stars.I enjoyed the first of the Altman Trilogy and I am looking forward to book number two, Dark Places.
- My Description -Ellen Campbell is very pregnant.She's also being stalked by an unknown shadow. Is she crazy? A case of pregnancy hormones getting the best of her? Or is she actually being watched by someone? - My Review -(view spoiler)[This wasn't THAT bad of a read.It kept me entertained anyway. At the end, when the stalker was revealed, I was EXTREMELY disappointed on the stalker's identity. I think it would have made more sense if it had me her "friend" Vicky instead of the crabby Nurse Irene. Blah! This book had too many loose ends that were never explained in the end. I also thought the ending was anti-climatic & rushed. I hate being nit-picky about a book because I love them so much. It was entertaining to say the least & a good mystery. I was just highly disappointed with the ending.(hide spoiler)]
Ned. Titel: Nachtmerrie
Read this years ago ... and it still haunts me.