🌟🌟🌟🌟 = 4 STARS
Author: TADE THOMPSON
Genre: FICTION, HORROR
Length: 128 PAGES
Publisher: TOR BOOKS
Received From: NETGALLEY
Release Date: OCTOBER 3, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-7653-9713-3 (PAPERBACK)
ISBN: 978-0-7653-9712-6 (EBOOK)
Price: $1.99 USD – EBOOK
Rating: 4 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟
The rule is simple: don’t bleed.
For as long as Molly Southbourne can remember, she’s been watching herself die. Whenever she bleeds, another molly is born, identical to her in every way—and intent on her destruction.
Molly knows every way to kill herself, but she also knows that as long as she survives she’ll be hunted. No matter how well she follows the rules, eventually the mollys will find her. Can Molly find a way to stop the tide of blood, or will she meet her end at the hand of a girl who looks just like her?
Despite only consisting of 128 pages, and officially being considered a “novella” rather than a “novel,” THE MURDERS OF MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE does not lack readability. Yes, it is a quick read, but that is due to the fact that once begun, it is nearly impossible to put down.
The concept of the “Doppelganger” is not new, even so, author Tade Thompson has taken the concept to places no one ever has before.
This story is all about Molly.
Molly may look normal, but she suffers from a unique genetic quirk, one that makes her the only person alive with her bizarre condition.
It’s all about the blood.
Every time Molly bleeds, another copy of herself grows from that blood and a new molly is created – a perfect physical copy of Molly at the moment in time when her blood was shed.
The problem occurs because the new molly may start out seemingly normal, but inevitably, the new copy turns on the original and attempts to murder her.
Imagine knowing that at least once a month (thanks to her gender,) a new molly will come to life and that you have no choice but to commit murder in order to preserve your own life.
What would that do to your pysche? Could you ever hope to lead a normal life?
You will need to read this novella to find out if Molly ever figures out a way to control her disorder or if she ends up dead at the hands of one of the mollys.
If you enjoy reading books where the storyline begins with a high degree of suspense which continues to build until it is at a frenzy, then THE MURDERS OF MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE is the perfect book for you.
The best thing about this book is the totally unexpected and explosive ending which also opens up the potential for a sequel. Personally, I hope Tade Thompson does write an additional book based on this one. I give THE MURDERS OF MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE a rating of 4 out of 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
An exciting announcement was just made – THE MURDERS MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE is being made into a full-length feature film. To read more about the upcoming film’s details, click HERE.
** Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
TADE THOMPSON lives and works in the south of England. His background is in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology.
His first novel Making Wolf won the Golden Tentacle Award at the 2016 Kitschies.
His second novel Rosewater is on the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List, and his short story “The Apologists” has been shortlisted for a British Science Fiction Association award.
He enjoys jazz, comics, and baking deformed bread.
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