Danvers: The Reckoning (2020)

Danvers: The Reckoning Rebecca McNutt Danvers The Reckoning From the author of the obscure Canadian novel Mandy and Alecto comes a new kind of novella one that will drive readers positively battyMrs Dawes used to work at the Danvers Mental Hospital for the In
  • Title: Danvers: The Reckoning
  • Author: Rebecca McNutt
  • ISBN: 9781534686915
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
Danvers: The Reckoning Rebecca McNutt From the author of the obscure Canadian novel Mandy and Alecto comes a new kind of novella, one that will drive readers positively battyMrs Dawes used to work at the Danvers Mental Hospital for the Insane during the 1980 s, and she thought it was all in the past Now, in 1999, she s a workaholic psychiatrist doting on troubled teens, but she s so busy with her career,From the author of the obscure Canadian novel Mandy and Alecto comes a new kind of novella, one that will drive readers positively battyMrs Dawes used to work at the Danvers Mental Hospital for the Insane during the 1980 s, and she thought it was all in the past Now, in 1999, she s a workaholic psychiatrist doting on troubled teens, but she s so busy with her career, that her own teenage son, Rudger, is rebelling and spinning out of control After an incident that flooded the entire floor of his junior high school, he s been suspended, seemingly for good His mother thinks that by traveling to the abandoned mental hospital from her university days in Massachusetts, it ll be a chance to reconnect with Rudger and recover her own lost memories from many years back Of course, the sinister old Victorian pillars and arches have absorbed the horrors of previous eras, from lobotomies to electroshock therapy, and things won t be going as planned After all, some places are better left alone
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  1. PirateSteve

    A creepy YA horror story coming in at under 100 pages perhaps best suited for early teen readers Dr.Belinda Dawes is a successful psychiatrist living in Rochester, New York with her 13 year old son, Rudger Long before she gained so much success, Dr.Dawes had worked at the Danvers State Hospital of Massachusetts but now she seems to have little memory about that part of her life In present day, Rudger is a spoiled bugger and his mother fears he will soon become mommy s little future delinquent So [...]

  2. Janie C.

    This novella reads quickly as the reader is drawn into the story Dr Belinda Dawes and her 13 year old son have moved to the town of Danvers, where Dr Dawes had worked as a nurse at Danvers Mental Hospital years ago Mother, son and a young friend take a day trip to visit the now derelict hospital, where memories are waiting for them What the three discover will unearth long sought answers and secrets Both suspenseful and and fanciful, the story is told in a spare style that lures the reader to it [...]

  3. Karl

    Danvers The Reckoning by Rebecca McNutt is my first exposure to Ms McNutt The story concerns Dr Belinda Dawes a psychiatrist, Dr Belinda Dawes was the kind of woman who had that prim, no nonsense look about her and her 13 year old son named Rudger We join the pair as they are leaving their town due to an incident involving Rudger that had him expelled from his middle school They are heading to the Danvers Asylum where Dr Dawes had once worked so Dr Dawes can put to rest some bad memories.Once in [...]

  4. Thomas Strömquist

    Those are three strong stars up there for my new favorite by Ms McNutt Creepy and good, this short book relies less on dialog than the earlier ones I ve read even if it s still a large part This is a definite improvement I think the story gets a lot stronger and vivid with the detailed descriptions of surroundings, as well as atmosphere, and I would still classify this YA even though I m certainly not by any means qualified to , even if parts are quite dark The ending is a bit too neat for me [...]

  5. Jack Chaucer

    I enjoyed the haunted setting, characters, story, clever use of paranormal and the surprisingly upbeat ending for our hard luck protagonists Rudger and Jersey I also thought the writing improved a lot from the beginning of the story to the end, which was interesting in the span of a novella My favorite quote was delivered by a ghost Well babe, let me give you some advice You don t electrocute revenge You serve it cold And you don t drag my kid into it, ever.

  6. Luke Taylor

    So what is Danvers The Reckoning It s a beautifully hand painted centrifuge of subtlety and skill, a spooky and exciting slip and slide duelling sanity with salvation, the past and the future, hope and horror.With a heinous act so long buried in the memory of a soul striving to be perfect and normal and fine and good, hypocrisy has built a prison of deception around a mother and her son, and, in the vein of a true modern fairytale, Rebecca McNutt introduces one of my favorite characters she s wr [...]

  7. Bill Lynas

    A derelict mental home is an excellent setting for Rebecca McNutt s atmopsheric chiller There s humour, sadness good characterisation throughout The balance between the light dark shades of the story are nicely achieved her depiction of a troubled teenager is very well drawn I hope that one day there may be a return to the Danvers Mental Hospital, as this is an impressive story for such a young author.

  8. Kat Grace

    It was really great, very well written, as Rebecca McNutt NEVER disappoints It didn t hook me nearly as much as the first two Smog City books have, and I don t think anything can compare to Smog City either Other than that, I really loved the idea, the plot, and everything that happens throughout the book.

  9. Mattie Spears

    Things take a turn for the worst for Mrs Dawes and her edgy teenage son when they agree to spend a night at an abandoned insane asylum A little of Shutter Island and a little of Exhibit A both get thrown in here, but it s still a very original novella.

  10. Rick Sanchez

    I thought this would be set in New York as I primarily read NY fiction It was briefly set in Rochester, but mostly Massachusetts This is a good book, probably best suited to young adults, and it sheds some light on the mental health community.

  11. Phyliss Proctor

    I think this would be appropriate with YA readers, but I still very much liked its charm The romance subplot between Jersey and Rudger was a nice touch, too.

  12. C.J. Stark ☮️

    4.0356489135 starsI really enjoyed this short horror novella I needed something quick and not too taxing for me to read at the moment and this fitted perfectly.Danvers The Reckoning tells the story of Mrs Dawes, a prim and proper mother, her rebellious son of just an angry spoilt little brat , Rudger, and a young woman named Jersey who visit an abandoned mental health hospital in the hope that Mrs Dawes will remember about Rudger s father They end up locked in the hospital, and things get bat [...]

  13. Daniela

    I am going to be brutally honest here because this book deserves an honest review The writing is fantastic, like I said, it s dynamic and makes the reading experience really good The characters are perfect for each respective stereotype, though there are a few inconsistencies here and there However, said inconsistencies may be caused by the length of the book and lack of filler A little filler to pass the time is necessary to help the reader get used to the traits of each character before you ca [...]

  14. Wanda Raine Hedare

    Belinda, a psychiatrist, takes her young teenage son to the town of Danvers State to stay in a nuthouse there It turns out to have a colourful past Danvers was too scary, but horror elements aside, it s an undoubtedly impressive novel with a good setting and characters.

  15. Jaclyn

    Reminds me of reading Goosebumps when I was a little girl I think it would make a superb horror movie, like The Conjuring or something.

  16. Eli Connors

    One of McNutt s comedic works, but still grounded in the horror and paranormal history that I know and love Great D

  17. Yuki Burton

    A good intro to this teen author s uniquely morbid and macabre writing I would recommend starting with this book before reading her novella Bittersweet Symphony Both are vaguely connected.Get ready for some offbeat huomr too Especially the character Skunky Tom.

  18. Bob Morse

    This was a strange one, I don t think I ll be getting a goodnight s sleep for days Poor Frank, his story was so sad, but I think the book s ending, unconventional in the realm of horror, was really fitting.

  19. Penny Maiken

    What a spooky story It gave me the shivers I very much hope there will be a sequel at some point, or a movie adaptation.

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