Waiting on Wednesday: Mormama by Kit Reed

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : Mormama by Kit Reed

MormamaMORMAMA is a riveting supernatural, southern gothic tale from Kit Reed. Readers of Joyce Carol Oates and James M. Cain will enjoy this unnerving tale.

Dell Duval has been living on the street since his accident. He can’t remember who he was or where he came from. All he has is a tattered note in his pocket with an address for the Ellis house, a sprawling, ancient residence in Jacksonville. He takes up residence under the house in the basement unknown to the residents upstairs. He just needs time to figure out why he’s been sent here.

In the house, Lane and her son Theo have returned to the family home—their last resort after Lane’s husband cleans out her bank account and leaves. The old house is ruled by an equally ancient trio of tyrannical aunts, who want to preserve everything. Nothing should leave the house, including Lane.

Something about the house isn’t right. Things happen to the men and boys living there. There are forces at work one of which visits Theo each night—Mormama, one mama too many.

This sounds as creepy as anything! Plus, ‘supernatural, southern gothic tale’ – sign me up for some of that!

Due out May 2017


21 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Mormama by Kit Reed”

  1. sjhigbee

    This one certainly sounds promising creepiness-wise, Lynn. And I love the cover…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m a bit so so with the cover – I think it’s the font – I love the staircase though and the premise sounds great.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Yes – I like the sound of this one, too.

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I featured this one some time ago and am so exited to read it. I love horror and with the gothic element of this one, I’ve got great expectations for this one. Wonderful choice!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m always an easy ‘on board’ for anything that has ‘gothic’ in the blurb.

  3. Bob Milne

    Hmm, that cover/title would have done nothing to snag my attention, but that blurb sounds fantastic. Good pick.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The font is what puts me off – I don’t like the stepped style, seems a bit gimmicky – but I like the sound of the premise.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Nathan

    OOo.. Spooky.

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Delightfully creepy… 🙂

  6. Candid Cover

    This one sounds a bit to scary for my taste! The cover is very intriguing, though. I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂

  7. melissamyworldinwordsandpages

    I love that you find new and different books. Sounds like a great book. Thank you!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It sounds creepy – not enamoured with the cover but I like the premise.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This one intrigues me for sure! I read her book WHERE last year though and it was really bizarre, which is why I’m kind of hesitating. Maybe I’ll wait to see how the reviews are before tackling this one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh, okay, I will have read that review no doubt but probably not put 2 and 2 together with this author. To be honest I don’t have a review copy so maybe Ill sit on the fence too!
      Lynn 😀

  9. Tammy

    This definitely sounds creepy. I’m ready for another haunted house story!

  10. Danya @ Fine Print

    Just like you, I’m drawn in by the whole “Southern Gothic” vibes going on here. Spooky!

    • @lynnsbooks

      You just can’t help but love ‘Southern gothic’ – not to mention spooky!
      Lynn 😀

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