Book Review: Strings by Allison M. Dickson

18622245Title: Strings

Author: Allison M. Dickson

Genre: horror

Publication Date: October 26, 2013

Description (from Goodreads):

Allison M. Dickson presents a chilling tale of entrapment and greed.

Do you have freedom?

Do you have control?

After four years of turning tricks in a mob-run New York brothel to pay off a debt, Nina is ready to go back to a quiet life in Iowa. Just one more client and the whole nightmare will be behind her, but this last trick turns into a battle for her soul. Meanwhile, the brothel’s sadistic Madam has been hiding away money in order to move up in her family’s organization, and she only wants the half million dollars the reclusive millionaire pays for the girls. But her driver Ramón has other ideas, making off with the money left behind when Nina’s last trick goes unexpectedly awry. The theft comes at a great cost to the Madam, setting off a horrific chain of events that changes them all. The hooker. The driver. The Madam. All of them on a collision course to a place where only madness holds sway.

Who is pulling your Strings?


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

I don’t read a lot of horror novels any more. I read all of Stephen King’s earlier books but strayed away from the genre at some point. As a result, this book was a bit of a shock to me. It’s horrible and gruesome…but very well written and hard to put down. I often read a book in a day or two but I’ve been really busy lately and took several days to read Strings, but I think that made it even better because I was able to digest everything that was going on.

The characters in Strings are well developed and you are able to understand why they do the things that they do (at least in the beginning). When it comes down to it they’re all driven by money, at least at first.  I was disappointed in Ramón because I thought he was going to be a nice guy. Silly me! Eventually all of the characters are crazy, some more than others.

If you enjoy a good horror novel, I definitely recommend Strings. It’s one of those books that I won’t forget anytime soon.

Available on Amazon.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Strings by Allison M. Dickson

  1. Allison Chaney December 22, 2013 / 4:23 am

    Wow. I may check this book out. Random comment. I did a double take because I am an Allison M. also and the heroine of the screenplay I am revising at this very moment’s last name is Dickson. Small world. Thanks for the review.


    • sleepygirl2 December 22, 2013 / 5:45 am

      It sounds like maybe you were meant to read this book. You won’t be disappointed. It’s pretty intense.


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