Book Review: Terrorizing Jude by Wade Joseph Le Fevre

18948423Title: Terrorizing Jude

Author: Wade Joseph Le Fevre

Genre: Horror, Psychological Thriller

Publication Date: August 28, 2013

Description (from Goodreads):

Jude is terrified. She lives in a constant state of fear of being home alone. She is so afraid that it is starting to affect her marriage. To overcome her fear she decides to spend a perilous two days alone in her apartment while her husband is at work. Her mind plays endless tricks on her from phantom sneezes to the television turning itself on. But is it all in her imagination? Or is there really something to be afraid of? Something as close as her coat closet?

Review

I received a free ecopy of this book from the author for an honest review. I thought I’d read all of his published books but when I realized I hadn’t read this one, Wade was gracious enough to send me a copy.

Terrorizing Jude is about Jude, who is afraid to be by herself. Her husband of one year is getting tired of dealing with her fear and is close to asking her for a divorce. Their lack of communication is so bad that she has no clue that he wants to leave. 

Part of the story is told through the eyes of a serial killer. I found his meticulous preparation interesting and his patience intriguing.

Terrorizing Jude is a fast, easy read and kept my interest throughout. It contained a few surprises as well as some cringe worthy moments. I particularly liked the ending.

Available on Amazon.

 

About the Author

Wade is a life-long lover of horror, whether it be in movie or book form. An avid reader and cinephile, Wade spends most of his time either reading, writing or catching up on his backlog of movies. He can usually be found sitting outside reading his Kindle, waiting for his movie to start, depending on how good the book is.

Wade’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorwadelefevre

 

Book Review: Covenant by Wade Joseph Le Fevre

22076730Title: Covenant

Author: Wade Joseph Le Fevre

Genre: Horror, Psychological Thriller

Publication Date: May 28, 2014

Description (from Goodreads):

Claire Correa seems to have it all. She’s married to the love of her life, she has two beautiful kids, and they just bought their first house. To Claire it’s a dream come true. But in reality nothing is ever as perfect as a dream and the house comes with disappointments. Her neighbors are all old women who have lived in the same houses for decades, she continues to make little headway with her moody, introverted stepdaughter, and to make the house livable they sink every last dollar they have into the place. Claire takes these in stride, knowing their problems are shared by millions of other average Americans. But what these other average American homeowners don’t share with Claire is a malevolent spirit that already resides in the house when they move in. An ancient evil that wants something from Claire in return for its hospitality. Will Claire be willing to pay the price and make the ultimate Covenant?

Review:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review. I was happy to read and review this book for Wade since I’d read Snipe Hunt and really enjoyed it.

Covenant is part horror but mostly a psychological thriller. It is a fast, easy read and kept my interest for the most part although it did get a little slow at times.

Poor Claire! She and her husband, Dan, find a house that they love at a price that they can afford. It’s too good to be true. After living there for a short time, Claire thinks that there’s something wrong with her because of nightmares and seeing things that aren’t there (or are they?).  She even goes to a therapist for help. When she eventually comes to realize it’s the house and not her, she’s relieved but scared. And, sadly, her husband still thinks she’s crazy and is not supportive at all.

While I felt sorry for Claire, I felt like Dan was a jerk even though he reacted like many spouses probably would. That didn’t help me like him any more, however. Claire’s stepdaughter, Alex, played a big part in the story and even though she and Claire had their issues, I liked her from the start.

The ending of Covenant was the best part of the book. Until the end, it was pretty predictable and I like surprises. I finally got my surprises! That’s all I’m going to say due to spoilers.

If you like psychological thrillers, I recommend Covenant.