Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shudder by Jennie Hansen

5 Stars
R- 0
LDS fiction
Source- review copy from author/publisher
I'm a regular reader of Jennie Hansen's blog, and was thrilled when she contacted me to ask if I wanted to review her latest work.
Shudder is an LDS suspense/fiction about two friends whose lives just aren't going quite as planned. (Though technically "suspense" isn't how Jennie Hansen intended her book to be classified, which she blogged about last week. I think it works, though.) First, Clare breaks her wrist. Under circumstances that seem more and more suspicious to Darcy... then Claire's boyfriend decides to become their new roommate. Um, no. I'm totally with Darcy on the "so what if he's a returned missionary, we're not getting a male roommate" thing.
So Darcy moves out. And things just kind of get weirder.
This was a pretty quick read and I really enjoyed it. Good characters (though Clare comes off as kind of an idiot, it's unfortunately a trap that all too many women fall into) and a fun story.
Definitely recommended and totally clean.
Oh, and over at Jennie Hansen's blog, she does contests twice a month! This time around she's offering Shudder! Go check it out!!


  1. Sounds interesting. Great review!

  2. Very interesting! You guys should really check it out!

  3. I have this book, but haven't had time to read it yet. Sounds good.

  4. It's really a quick read. I actually read the whole thing Saturday morning.

  5. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it and that you took the time to share your interest in Shudder.

  6. Yay! I finished it yesterday, and it was good. I have to get my review done as well.

    One thing I was confused on was when they went to meet Darcy's family. I think there was a name change on the youngest brother. It first mentioned Tracy and Trent, and then down the page his name was Terry. Did you notice that? I found it on pg 78. Not a big deal, just a little confusing.

  7. No, Jennie thank YOU!

    Amy, you're right! I think I assumed it was just another sibling when I read that. :)