Updated: Apr 3
A haunting tale of suspense, rendered with the masterful skill only Barker could muster.
After the loss of his parents, young Jack Thatch first met Stella as a child--this cryptic little girl of eight with dark hair and darker eyes, sitting alone on a bench in the cemetery clutching her favorite book. Gone moments later, the brief encounter would spark an obsession. She'd creep into his thoughts, his every waking moment, until he finally finds her again exactly one year later, sitting upon the same bench, only to disappear again soon after.
The body of a man found in an alley, every inch of his flesh horribly burned, yet his clothing completely untouched. For Detective Faustino Brier, this wasn't the first, and he knew it wouldn't be the last. It was no different from the others. He'd find another just like it one year from today. August 9, to be exact.
Isolated and locked away from the world in a shadowy lab, a little boy known only as Subject "D" waits, grows, learns. He's permitted to speak to no one. He has never known the touch of another. Harboring a power so horrific, those in control will never allow him beyond their walls.
All of them linked in ways unimaginable.
SHE HAS A BROKEN THING WHERE HER HEART SHOULD BE conjures thoughts of early King and Koontz. A heart-pounding ride that creeps under your skin and will have you turning pages long into the night.
*****5 Star Review*****
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge fan of J.D. Barker. Having read all of his published books, I seriously could not wait to get my hand on this book. If you haven't read his previous books, do so NOW! You will not regret it. This book will take you on a course of Jack Thatch's life from a child to an adult. You will be introduced to many characters throughout the book and I was 100 percent invested in every single one. Every character is unique and you want to know everything about them and their backstory. Stella is another main character and focal point in the story. I was beyond intrigued with her abilities. I wanted to know how, why, who did it, can it go away.....soooo many thoughts will run through your mind! There were so many questions I could not wait to get the answers to and when I did get them, everything clicked into place and blew my mind. Some people may be afraid to pick up this book because of the "supernatural" feel to it and my only advice is, don't let that scare you off. If you want a haunting, thrilling, edge of your seat, unputdownable book...this is it! J.D. even throws in a little romance and had tears in my eyes. Yes, you read that right. One of my favorite thriller/horror authors had tears in my eyes!! Truly mind blowing!! This book is very long but reads fast. I think the length of this book allows for the details to be so precise. I swear you visualize the story as your reading it due to the amazing details in the writing. I would love to see this book become a movie but only if they stuck to JD's details and stayed true to the book. I want to talk about this book in depth but you have to experience this one without spoilers. Just pick it up and dive right it. You will get sucked in so deeply and it won't let you go until the end. It's that good!!