Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

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With notorious outlaws, explosions, guns, and death (and something like it), this book is an all-out must read.

While I do love Moxie and rooted for him throughout the novel, Smoke caught more of my attention than any other. Smoke (another Trail outlaw) was meant to be one of the foes. However, I kinda fell in love with his songs, rhymes, and ruthlessness.

This is a solid, interesting story, from start to finish. This novel gives you many reasons to keep reading once you’ve started, but the author’s voice was what really did it for me. It seems to fit the story perfectly, even added a bit more character to an already lively tale.

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T I T L E: Unbury Carol

A U T H O R: Josh Malerman

P U B L I S H • D A T E : April 10, 2018

P U B L I S H E R: Del Rey

I S B N:  9780399180163

General Fiction (Adult), Fantasy


The Bram Stoker Award–nominated author of Bird Box returns with a haunting tale of love, redemption, and murder.

Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days.

Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and—when she lapses into another coma—plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her . . . alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol’s dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave.

And all the while, awake and aware, Carol fights to free herself from the crippling darkness that binds her—summoning her own fierce will to survive. As the players in this drama of life and death fight to decide her fate, Carol must in the end battle to save herself.

The haunting story of a woman literally bringing herself back from the dead, Unbury Carol is a twisted take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.

I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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