Meany is the shocking tale of a family living in an old, haunted farmhouse: abusive father, children trapped in a web of horror, and the spirits of Native American and early settlers who, well...refuse to stay dead!
Six year old Jenny Barnes wakes up from night terrors only to find out that ghosts are real and there’s no such thing as safe.
She lives in a two hundred year old farmhouse with her large family, but they’re not alone. There’s a malevolent presence up in the attic and the forest surrounding the farm is alive with folks who just won’t stay dead. Worse is the fact that the cattle have developed a taste for murder and are killing everything in sight. Well…that and the fact that her own father is trying to kill her.
All Jenny wants is a childhood--a few moments playing in the sunny yard with her sisters. All she'll have to do to get one is survive.
And as Eddie, the one farmhand who’s on her side notes, “this old place is going over.”
Will anyone get out of there alive?
Meany is a shocking tale of abuse, complicated by spirits who take sides!
“I apologize, Father,” Eddie said, dabbing at his eyes with the heel of his hand. “Dying is something I’ve never had to do before and it don’t come easy.”
The old man looked uncomfortable sitting in that chair. He looked uncomfortable in his skin...fearful even, and as if he was looking for a place to run to.
“I can certainly understand that,” Father Murphy answered from his place behind the desk.
Eddie Kingsley didn’t look well at all. He was gaunt; clearly his health had been declining for some time. His skin was mottled with hues of gray, eyes deeply sunken in with large, dark patches lying beneath them. And he was sweating profusely although it was chilly in the office. Father Murphy could see that he was in a lot of pain.
“Did you want to make a confession, Mr. Kingsley?”
Eddie giggled then, but his laughter took on all the qualities of a guitar string that had been turned umpteen notches too tight.
“That’s just it,” he answered, scratching at his unshaven chin. “I didn’t do anything and that’s the problem. If I’d have done something things might have turned out different. I might have been able to save them kids. This has been eating me alive for years. The doctors want to call it cancer, but I know better.”
Started reading and couldn't stop. With each word, the story came to life in my mind and I couldn't wait to hear more. Multifaceted work--a ghost story, a treatment on humanity and its capacity for cruelty and for never giving up on a new day.
Taut, Creepy and Impossible to put down!
This is definitely a "one more chapter book," as in "just one more chapter before I go to bed." Next thing you know, it's 2AM and you're knee-deep in thrills and turning the page as fast as you can. The horror, the characters, the pacing - everything is so well-crafted it's hard to believe this is the first book by Peazy Monellon. I highly recommend it, but plan on being tired the day after you get it.
This book seems to start so innocently but before you know it you are knee-deep in thriller! Once you start you can't put it down. The characters are well presented, the pacing is perfect, and the ending will surprise. Amazing breakout novel.