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{Review} BRING HER BACK, by Jeff Strand

{Review} BRING HER BACK, by Jeff StrandBRING HER BACK by Jeff Strand
Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 18, 2018
Genres: comedy, Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 264
Format: eBook
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Frank knows that he's creepy. There's nothing he can do about it. His creepiness--along with the fact that his father once killed eleven people in an office shooting—has kept him from ever having a girlfriend.

When he finally works up the nerve to ask Abigail out on a date, after buying flowers from her every day for the past three months, he's sure she'll say no. Maybe she'll even recoil or spit in his face. But she accepts his invitation.

He's sure it must be a cruel prank. It's not. These two kind-hearted but weird souls have found each other, and Frank thinks his life is about to change for the better.

But this is not a love story.

This is a tale of revenge and madness.

From the author of PRESSURE, BLISTER, and SICK HOUSE comes Jeff Strand's darkest novel yet.

"BRING HER BACK is like a Jack Ketchum novel packed with dark humor." – Michael McBride, author of SUBHUMAN

BRING HER BACK, by Jeff Strand, is certainly one of his darker novels. While it still contains his trademarked sarcasm-laced humor, this is definitely not one for those without strong stomachs–and perhaps a questionable sense of humor.

“. . . If I’d said ‘Maybe for our next date’ I’d probably have politely excuse myself and found a good place to commit suicide.”

Frank Johnson is a large and apparently unattractive man who never dreams that he’ll find a woman willing to be seen in public with him. Then fate steps in, and he meets Abigail–a woman who runs her own flower stand.

“. . . As has been well established, I was a big creepy looking guy. People stare at those things.”

Of course, when things seem too good to be true . . . Well, I’ll just add that this is NOT a romance novel.

“. . . I wasn’t sure, though, that ‘I’m not well-adjusted’ would balance out ‘My dad murdered a bunch of people.’ My confession could wait.”

I don’t want to ruin this unique novel with any spoilers, so I’ll just add that this is one you have to read for yourself to get the full experience.

I’ve yet to be disappointed by any novel or novella by Jeff Strand, and this one is no exception.

“Bring her back.”

Highly recommended.

About Jeff Strand

Jeff Strand is a four-time nominee (and zero-time winner, but c’mon, he lost to Stephen King TWICE!) of the Bram Stoker Award.

His novels are usually classified as horror, but they’re really all over the place, almost always with a great big dose of humor. He’s written five young adult novels that all fall into the “really goofy comedy” category.

He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and one gigantic freaking cat.


I am an avid reader/reviewer and collector of books--primarily horror, supernatural, and supernatural-themed thrillers.

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