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The Blind Mirror
by Christopher Pike

Category: Fiction / Horror
351 pages; ISBN: 0312858957

Rating: 8/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Horror book cover artist David Lennon returns home to Lompoc, California to recover from his girlfriend Sienna Madden ending their relationship. Walking a nearby beach, he discovers a female corpse, apparently the victim of a ritual killing. The police lock David up on suspicion of murdering Sienna, who they claim is the corpse on the beach, but a lack of evidence frees him although he is still under a cloud of suspicion.

David visits friends he has not seen in a while, but notices a pattern that his experiences with others reflect the subplots of a vampire novel of which he is commissioned to draw the cover. As the police watch David, he insists to them and the FBI that Sienna lives as she keeps leaving him phone messages. David slowly realizes his hometown is not what it once was, but what happened to make it the center of eerie still puzzles him.

Though somewhat filled with unnecessary variety of fear generators, THE BLIND MIRROR is a fine horror tale that hooks the reader who wants to know what is going on. During the reading of the novel, fans will ponder several times over whether the story is a psychological suspense thriller starring a flipped out killer who murdered his girlfriend, a supernatural tale, or science going berserk. Christopher Pike keeps the chills at a high level with this exhilarating story.

Harriet Klausner


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