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The Tear Collector The Tear Collector is a fast paced horror thriller that captured me in a number of ways, many of them unexpected.The book s opening sequence is not only heartbreaking, but also introduces the mystery surrounding Harper Pass The following chapters then introduce the reader to Brooks and the gang, who are the focus of the story.A group of boys drawn into the horrifying secrets of a town is nothing new to the horror genre, but Burgess handles the talewith skill Brooks and his friends are well dra The Tear Collector is a fast paced horror thriller that captured me in a number of ways, many of them unexpected.The book s opening sequence is not only heartbreaking, but also introduces the mystery surrounding Harper Pass The following chapters then introduce the reader to Brooks and the gang, who are the focus of the story.A group of boys drawn into the horrifying secrets of a town is nothing new to the horror genre, but Burgess handles the talewith skill Brooks and his friends are well drawn out characters, kids who are subject to the same emotions and flaws all kids are subject to, yet the narrative never feels childish or melodramatic in ways that would diminish the story.One of the story s biggest strengths is also it s biggest flaw The pace The book is fast paced and moves at one hundred miles per hour Burgess does slow down the narrative at times, mostly when the narrative shifts from Brooks point of view.Overall I found the pacing appropriate, but there were moments when I wanted the book to slow down and let the reader stew in the mysteries shrouding Harper Pass and its residents.Still I found the book entertaining in all the aspects that matter most character development, plot, story, andBecause of time constraints, I was unsure of picking up this title, but in the end, I am very glad I did I was sent a copy from Shawn in exchange for my honest review This is his debut novel This book is classified as a young adult thriller.I was absolutely invested in this novel from page one on The writing of this author is absolutely spectacular He did an amazing job of keeping me on my toes while delivering a spooky yet astoundingly thrilling novel There were a few times that I jumped out of my seat while reading this By far one of the best debut novels I have ever read when I saw the co I was sent a copy from Shawn in exchange for my honest review This is his debut novel This book is classified as a young adult thriller.I was absolutely invested in this novel from page one on The writing of this author is absolutely spectacular He did an amazing job of keeping me on my toes while delivering a spooky yet astoundingly thrilling novel There were a few times that I jumped out of my seat while reading this By far one of the best debut novels I have ever read when I saw the cover I thought it was extremely spooky and creepy with the woods scene involving a young girl that could be missing The details in this book were thoroughly described giving you a fantastic picture of what everyone had to go through in the story I would highly recommend this book to everyone wanting to read a young adult thriller This gave me a little bit of an adult version of Goosebumps with a tiny bit of crime scene as well I cannot wait to see the next book that Shawn writes My rating 5 stars When A Young Autistic Girl Goes Missing In The Small Appalachian Town Of Harper Pass, Brooks Raker And His Friends Are Inadvertently Drawn Into The Police Investigation As The Town Suffers A Mysterious Death, Kids Disappear And The Boys Experience A Series Of Unsettling Phenomena It Becomes Clear That The Fate Of Their Missing Classmate, Margo Combs, Pales In Comparison To What Lies In Wait In The Margins Of The TownBetween Avoiding The Bullies Who Are Stalking Them, And Running From The Encroaching Lethal Darkness, The Walls Are Closing In Around Brooks And His Friends They Soon Realize Their Fates Are Inextricably Bound, And If They Have Any Hope Of Surviving, They Must Unravel The Dark Secrets Of Harper Pass Before Those Secrets Can Devour Them I liked the pacing, lots of things happening with little down time, plus the author definitely knows how to write the personalities of boys in the age range of 12 to 14 The writing is good, except for parts where I found it a little melodramatic and redundant Otherwise, worth the read.Thanks, Shawn. I was given an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Mr Shawn Burgess s The Tear Collector , for me, proved to be a riveting and fun read regarding coming of age and horror Mr Burgess captured with uncanny certainty the angst of adolescence awkwardness, sharp pain of loss, the need to belong, loyalty born of pre adulthood and inner strength for teens He weaves these facets through his beautifully paced and chilling tale of horror mythos in such a way that the I was given an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Mr Shawn Burgess s The Tear Collector , for me, proved to be a riveting and fun read regarding coming of age and horror Mr Burgess captured with uncanny certainty the angst of adolescence awkwardness, sharp pain of loss, the need to belong, loyalty born of pre adulthood and inner strength for teens He weaves these facets through his beautifully paced and chilling tale of horror mythos in such a way that the reader can seamlessly harken back to those awkward, uncomfortable times, and yet relate to the main characters so very easily as an adult reader I was reminded a bit of the movie Stand by Me while reading this story Mr Burgess managed to brilliantly pull off a story told from the perspective of young teens, yet write it to be thoroughly enjoyed by adult fans of thrillers suspense I look forward tofrom this writer Wow I didn t expect to like this book so much No offense to the author.The book started with the main character Brooks and his friends being bullied Then came a missing girl, a so called mad professor, a weird man, a dead body, and a murderer.My first book by author Shawn Burgess, and what an unexpected read it was Man, I was sucked in No idea if it was the writing or the strange characters in the book Just kidding Got to be honest, the writing was quite different for me to get the vi Wow I didn t expect to like this book so much No offense to the author.The book started with the main character Brooks and his friends being bullied Then came a missing girl, a so called mad professor, a weird man, a dead body, and a murderer.My first book by author Shawn Burgess, and what an unexpected read it was Man, I was sucked in No idea if it was the writing or the strange characters in the book Just kidding Got to be honest, the writing was quite different for me to get the visual image initially But hold on.As I turned the pages, the thriller aspect of the story came into view, and I was enthralled Gimme a good horror to read anytime This was one heck of a ride with science and horror mixed together It triggered my thriller y heart and made me in awe of the author s mind.I would have liked a bithorror to knock me out But having not read books by the kings of horror, I would say the book worked for meas a thriller The characters became real as the pages turned I liked knowing how the cops worked in this town Working in tandem, the story did come to its expected ending.Overall, a thriller of a read over breakfast For those who enjoyed Stranger Things, this one s for you I for one thought it read like a YA novel but some of the gory scenes probably pushed this one in the adult section Burgess is a good author but I think the editing falls a bit short where words and expressions are repeated throughout That said, the story is a good one and the pace is good Just too much fist bumping among teenagers for me A generous 3. Edited as review is now live on Kendall Reviews The Tear Collector is my first go around with Mr Burgess and what a great introduction to his writing The synopsis itself and the cover had me massively intrigued and I d seen some really good reviews about this around its release date.What I liked This story hums along and the principle plot behind it is right up my alley Grief Hollow is a section of woods near a small town that everyone avoids People go missing, odd things happen etc Edited as review is now live on Kendall Reviews The Tear Collector is my first go around with Mr Burgess and what a great introduction to his writing The synopsis itself and the cover had me massively intrigued and I d seen some really good reviews about this around its release date.What I liked This story hums along and the principle plot behind it is right up my alley Grief Hollow is a section of woods near a small town that everyone avoids People go missing, odd things happen etc The story opens with a horrific incident that sets the stage for the main events almost a decade later.The story itself is broken into two main narratives the first is a coming of age story about a group of friends who band together to face an unseen force, while also dealing with some local bullies The second is the search for a missing girl, which then becomesanda police story about just what is going on.The characters were great, and the short, quick chapters made sure you wanted to keep reading , to find out just what is happening The ending was a bit of a mixed bag, but it played out just the way the story needed Good character resolutions and the epilogue was a fun add on.What I didn t like Even with the quick chapters, there was a bit in the middle that seemed to lag, where the story didn t really move along Part of it was building trust and rapport within the group of characters, but the timeline of everything happening in this story wasn t very long, so the middle section I thought could have been a bitcondensed The other thing I wasn t completely sold on was the why of the thing in Grief Hollow, but that s just me It may work really well for others Why you should buy this Everyone who reads horror loves coming of age stories set in the creepy woods Add in bullies, disappearances and the police and this thing is primed for fans of this genre I really loved the gore and then as we do seeof the thing, the story grows creepier and creepier.This was a great introduction to Shawn s work I had a blast and it s always a fun time when the story moves this quickly for most of the book I ve seen others say that The Tear Collector has a feel of Stephen King with the story being centred around four boys, you ll probably know The Body better as the film Stand By Me In a way I would agree, we get to see the boys friendship and their bond grow through out as well having some very horrible bullies who are out for blood Other than that though, this is an author who very much has his own voice.The writing has a simplistic feel to it, making it easy for me to fall right in and get h I ve seen others say that The Tear Collector has a feel of Stephen King with the story being centred around four boys, you ll probably know The Body better as the film Stand By Me In a way I would agree, we get to see the boys friendship and their bond grow through out as well having some very horrible bullies who are out for blood Other than that though, this is an author who very much has his own voice.The writing has a simplistic feel to it, making it easy for me to fall right in and get hooked It can certainly be enjoyed by young adults who arn t to squeamish and adults alike, again, who arn t to squeamish There is just enough blood, horror and gore without being to graphic that made sure I wasn t going anywhere, anytime soon.Whatever is threatening this small town, has the tension mounting the further into the story I got Some of the story I wanted to read behind my hands as I have to admit it had me on edge as I worried over the safety of the towns people but especially Brooks and his friends and their families I was even quite taken with the main cop in the book Usually with small town police, they tend to be oblivious and so far up their own backsides This one though hadunderstanding and I felt sorry for him being hit from all sides whilst trying to do his job.The Tear Collector was a story that didn t let go There was something always going on, holding my interest through out The main appeal had to be the four boys and their friendship The second was the horror element There are plenty of chills and scares throughout that sent my heart racing I really enjoyed this debut novel by the author and can t wait to read The Tear Collector is Shawn Burgess s debut and a cross between a thriller and a horror novel with elements of the paranormal, mystery and even a young adult feel at times It is also the first in a series, and if this is anything to go by the sequel is going to be intensely gripping I rarely read horror and find that it appears to be a neglected genre with very few horror books being published I am pleased I picked this up as it sounded like a homage to the one and only Stephen King, and it w The Tear Collector is Shawn Burgess s debut and a cross between a thriller and a horror novel with elements of the paranormal, mystery and even a young adult feel at times It is also the first in a series, and if this is anything to go by the sequel is going to be intensely gripping I rarely read horror and find that it appears to be a neglected genre with very few horror books being published I am pleased I picked this up as it sounded like a homage to the one and only Stephen King, and it was exactly that with the same creepy vibes and a creeping sense of claustrophobia Something is tormenting the small town of Harper Pass A group of young boys decide to set out to discover what exactly this mysterious entity is and help the police to find their missing classmate Margo Combs in the process Having gone missing in the dense woodland which surrounds the quaint, chocolate box town makes this autistic girls disappearance all theurgent But as the bodies begin to pile up can the boys find out what is going on before the evildoer strikes again What is this strange presence in Grief Hollow This very much reads like a homage to all the great horror writers out there and is so well crafted that once you are drawn in the story doesn t let you escape until it s all over It is not for the faint hearted, though, as it is gory, graphic and deeply disturbing and the terrified townsfolk refuse to believe that the brutal slayings are being carried out by a supernatural being as they don t know how to deal with it and put it to bed so they would much rather believe its the work of a deranged human however, the boys have accepted that this isn t merely a serial killer or madman with psychiatric problems As the boys come of age we watch them grow as people, and Burgess does a splendid job of making the cast both relatable and well developed each with their own quirks It reminded me very much of Stranger Things and I am certain that those who enjoy those type of shows will devour this just as I did A fun, intense and compulsively readable story and a page turner and a must read for horror mystery thriller connoisseurs Many thanks to BOTBS for an ARC


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