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Alternate Cover Edition B00RM0A5QKLook into the darkness of the human psyche, which lies behind Adam’s eyes. Adam as a child believes he is the perpetrator behind a number of mysterious deaths. Is Adam a child serial killer? Surviving a chaotic childhood, he enters adulthood as a successful musician with a sublime talent, which mesmerises his audiences. Fearing the axe ofAlternate Cover Edition B00RM0A5QKLook into the darkness of the human psyche, which lies behind Adam’s eyes. Adam as a child believes he is the perpetrator behind a number of mysterious deaths. Is Adam a child serial killer? Surviving a chaotic childhood, he enters adulthood as a successful musician with a sublime talent, which mesmerises his audiences. Fearing the axe of his past is about to drop he begins to confront the traumatic shadows of his childhood, only to discover a far more sinister secret. ...

Title : Adam's Cross
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ISBN : 34114630
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Number of Pages : 183 Pages
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Adam's Cross Reviews

  • Amelia
    2018-11-04 03:22

    Group spamming and what looks like reviewing her own books/referring to her own book as 5* = no way And let's not even mention the dozens of five star reviews... mainly from authors... who mainly give five star reviews... I may be barking up the wrong tree, but somehow I think not.I totally understand promotion, but posting as if you're a reader reviewing a book that actually you wrote? Listing it as 5* as though it's someone else's book? And doing this over and over again? Annoying.For an idea of what I mean, see: https://www.goodreads.com/group/72929... https://www.goodreads.com/group/93273...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11079...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11673...https://www.goodreads.com/group/52937...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11455...https://www.goodreads.com/group/13599...https://www.goodreads.com/group/29900...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11056...https://www.goodreads.com/group/65690...https://www.goodreads.com/group/12677...https://www.goodreads.com/group/62450...https://www.goodreads.com/group/10650...There's probably more, but I've spent enough time on this. I might've read the books. Now I definitely won't.

  • L Powell
    2018-11-10 04:21

    Original and totally different!I glanced at the first few pages and was absolutely hooked! I could not put this book down. I had to keep reading right to the end. This book was a surprise because it goes in directions that you can’t predict. It is almost as if you are looking through Adam’s eyes as a child and then as a young man. If you want to read something original and quite different then this is the book for you. I really hope the author writes a sequel! A stunning read Ms. Wixley!

  • Sarah Butfield
    2018-10-30 01:11

    This is a well-crafted psychological thriller packed full of twists and turns in a plot that lingers in your subconscious long after you finish reading. You definitely want Adam to like you and be your friend! The characters are perfectly drawn and develop naturally along with the story line, which is unforced and captivating. The character of Adam has suffered and his internal struggles are revealed as you are drawn into his world and experiences. What I enjoyed the most was that the author pulled all the loose ends together for the reader in the end, something that sometimes is lacking in books of this genre. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

  • Jesamine James
    2018-10-26 04:25

    A captivating, brilliant book!There aren't many books which I've found so hard to put down, but this one went to bed with me, bathed with me and I even managed to cook and eat dinner while still reading it. The story is creepy and horrifying at times, but set in a modern day normal lifestyle making it real and uncomfortable, loving and heartbreaking.The characterisation of the mother is brilliantly done. Such a complicated, mood swinging woman is often hard to pull off genuinely, but this author has not only nailed this realistically, she has also created perfect interaction with how the other characters respond it this woman. In particular her son, Adam, who the story is primarily about.Without spoiling the plot, Adam is understandably messed up by his family life and strange tales and myths of his elders and ancestors. His world is full of secrets and dark places. He suffers much loss and mental strain not helped by visions and a very creepy talking doll!I'd love to tell you more, but then you wouldn't need to read what the future has waiting for Adam to deal with.

  • Simon Okill
    2018-11-01 04:19

    Adam's Cross by Elizabeth Wixley is a highly original psychological horror that kept me glued to every page desperate to turn the next. I loved this book on so many levels - depth of character, childhood bullying, surviving a rough upbringing and then wow - adulthood revelations.Look into the darkness of the human psyche, which lies behind Adam’s eyes. Adam as a child believes he is the perpetrator behind a number of mysterious deaths. Is Adam a child serial killer? Surviving a chaotic childhood, he enters adulthood as a successful musician with a sublime talent, which mesmerises his audiences. Fearing the axe of his past is about to drop he begins to confront the traumatic shadows of his childhood, only to discover a far more sinister secret.This psychological horror is an absolute must read and very highly recommended.

  • P.S. Winn
    2018-11-08 07:16

    Adam never really fit in, not at school, not with his family, not anywhere, but there are a few things about Adam that might explain that, a few very disturbing things and the author has done a great job weaving this tale of suspense and and horror. When Adam doesn't like you, then you need to start worrying because bad things seem to happen to those Adam doesn't like. I loved this book and highly recommend it for an intense read.

  • J.M. Johnson
    2018-10-28 06:18

    Psychological horror/thriller stories are not my usual reading genre so I was well out of my comfort zone - but pleasantly surprised by the author's vivid imagination and the twists and turns in this book. The unpredictability keeps the reader guessing throughout this tale of a disturbed child in a dysfunctional family as we follow his progress into manhood. The book touches on the theme of childhood bullying and produces a creepy story in which Adam (and the reader) are never sure as to whether his terrifying nightmares are an escape from reality or the truth. It is a tale of mental collapse, recovery and sinister happenings, aided by a cast of well-drawn and believable people. Among them is Adam's mother, whose swings between love, ambition and cruelty would unhinge any normal child - but Adam is not normal and he doesn't fit in anywhere, not even within his own family. The dark and disturbing story is all the more fascinating for being told through his somewhat warped viewpoint.

  • April
    2018-11-14 01:01

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”I found the storyline hard to follow, It seemed to jump around. Most of all the narration was distracting. The story was set mostly in UK, with British terms so the very American narrator got on my nerves. The narrator had a nice voice, just not for this book.

  • Angela
    2018-11-01 07:01

    This book was a tough one for me as the description and genres listed did not really match what I found the story to be. Putting that aside, though this did prove to be an excellent story, that held my interest throughout and is deserving of 5 stars. Leaning more toward horror the story covers an awful lot of themes, each one interesting on their own. The growth of the main character Adam is intriguing and complex as the author takes him from being a nine year old boy through to a mature adult. As such, the book does jump forward in time at points. The author deftly weaves a story where the reader is never quite sure what is real or what is part of Adams nightmares and demons that have been nurtured by his neglected up bringing, and fueled by his mental health. But, despite there being so many threads to this tale, the author manages to wrap everything up neatly by the end, as well as laying down the foundation for her series. This book can easily be read as standalone.

  • Cheryl Cowtan
    2018-11-16 23:06

    A compelling story!Wixley has written a compelling, haunting story complete with vivid depictions, and excellent character development. Her clinical understanding of mental health lends a detailed and realistic feel to Adams state of mind and reasoning. This book reminds me of Anne Rice' s "The Witching Hour". If you are ready to be immersed in a gripping story you'll want to read "Adam's Cross".

  • Rachael Tamayo
    2018-11-16 04:12

    strong>This book is a dark, disturbingly smart tale. We watch the young Adam grow through a less than joyous childhood into adult hood with unanswered questions and ghosts that haunt him through this life. If you like a smart horror this is one not to miss. Quite disturbing in parts as well.

  • Kate Everward
    2018-11-11 03:03

    Writing horror isn’t easy, making me interested in horror isn’t easy. And this author managed to do both. Adam’s story has many aspects of life and they’re dealt with beautifully by the author. It’s suspenseful, psychological and will keep your imagination running. The story is a bit over crowded with too many things happening but the story deserved 5 stars because it’s that good.

  • Elle Klass
    2018-11-08 00:15

    I love a good spooky book so when I read the blurb for this book I was immediately interested and not disappointed. In the story the reader watches Adam grow up. His younger years spent with his dysfunctional parents; a mom who’s abusive and a father who won’t step up to stop the abuse. Adam is also a remarkable young boy and violinist prodigy. His life takes many twists and turns after an encounter with a strange doll. He see’s visions and dead people. His grandmother’s house is located in witch country where a creepy legend still lives and breathes.Adam’s plight is made real through the author’s words and the many twists kept me guessing. I actually had the opportunity to listen to the entire story in one sitting. That’s a pleasure I usually don’t have. I also couldn’t put it down. The ending was a little abrupt and that’s when I checked and noticed it was book one in a series. Whew! I almost freaked out.The narrator Alexander Misiti is great, great pacing with the story and overall performance. I received this book free from Audiobook Boom for honest review and so glad I did. Loved it!

  • Simona Nielsen
    2018-11-04 23:12

    Audiobook review: 4 STARS (narration 3 STARS)I enjoyed this book and it surprised me in many places. It contains elements of all kinds in the thriller/horror/supernatural genre.Adam's Cross is well-written with interesting characters. We follow Adam from his childhood to his adulthood and get a vivid backstory about Adam growing up in a dysfunctional family with a horrible mother and a dull father. Adam gets certain abilities with time and we'll meet a creepy doll that will influence his life.The narrator Alexander Misiti did fine throughout the book, but I had to get used to him in the beginning. I didn't really think he was the best suit for this book and I got distracted sometimes because he didn't speak out clearly all the time. I'd also prefer a British narrator for this book, because this is primarily a British story.*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.

  • Peter
    2018-10-23 04:05

    DISJOINTED ELEMENTS ON A TRIP TO NOWHERE***POSSIBLE SPOILERS*** Tepid psychological thriller and horror story. A mess of too many competing themes (bullying, homophobia & gay-bashing, dysfunctional families, coming out story with a budding and tender gay relationship, a talking, malevolent doll, mysterious deaths, frightening visions, fables of witches) all leading nowhere---and everywhere. Supernatural elements seemed tacked on and unrealistically distracted from the rest of the story. Effects of Adam's childhood traumas and current life not clearly drawn. Will not continue reading this series.

  • Chris-Jean Clarke
    2018-11-03 23:01

    Secure Your Copy Today - Don't Miss Out On Reading This Great Book!The author cleverly weaves you into Adam's frustrations and hope, dreams and nightmares and, by doing so, she has created a character for you to care for. I did not want this book to end!

  • Peter Manale
    2018-10-26 06:13

    Disjointed elements in book.Supernatural elements seemed tacked on and unrealistically distracted from the rest of the story. Effects of Adams childhood traumas and current life not clearly drawn. A mess of too many competing themes that lead nowhere.

  • Deedra
    2018-11-19 07:09

    I loved this book!Alexander Misiti was a great narrator.I was given this book by the author,narrator or publisher.

  • E.M.G. Wixley
    2018-11-02 02:26