Gretchen

Gretchen

The new tenants have a terrible secret. So do the landlord and his daughter? Ever since Lucy was two, she?s been on the run alongside her mother. She?s never understood the reason for a lifetime of paranoia, aliases, and lies. All she understands are the rules: never lock eyes with strangers, never let down your guard, and always be ready to move on. Finally, after thirteen The new tenants have a terrible secret. So do the landlord and his daughter? Ever since Lucy was two, s...

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Title:Gretchen
Author:Shannon Kirk
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:B07DW3CDMN
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:353 pages pages

Gretchen Reviews

  • Bridgett
    Jul 24, 2019
    The winter owl banked just in time to pass and save herself from breaking window glass. --Robert Frost Fellow readers, I honestly don't know how I feel about this book. My gut seems to be leaning more negative than positive. There were just so many competing story lines, at times,...
  • Jamie
    Jul 22, 2019
    2.5 Stars for Gretchen by Shannon Kirk. What should have been a slow burn gothic thriller turned into a tedious, dragging story with twists that I saw coming a mile away. Mother daughter duo are on the run - from what exactly we don't know - but they rent a cabin from Gretchen ...
  • Darcia Helle
    Jul 31, 2019
    This book is... strange. Sometimes it's a good strange, and other times it's just flat-out weird. Explanations are difficult without spoilers, and I don't give spoilers, so this review attempt might be as strange as the book. Kirk's writing style is completely engrossing, which is w...
  • Denise
    Jul 31, 2019
    Gretchen may be a little strange, but she's harmless -- right? If you haven't yet seen buzz about this book, believe me, you will. It's one of those that you go into without any preparation or expectation so that you can be properly blown away by it. It's not often that a book surpr...
  • Kimberly Belle
    Jun 27, 2019
    Let me just say, I'm so glad I read this during the daytime, when the sun was shining and I was in a plane full of people bc OMG. This book is creepy in the best possible way, and waaaaaay scarier than what I'm used to reading. The poor lady sitting beside me had her arm grabbed more t...
  • Kristina
    Aug 15, 2019
    I received Gretchen: A Thriller by Shannon Kirk as a Goodreads Giveaway. My sincere thanks for the free book, and I?d love to be able to write a positive review, but it?s so awful I couldn?t finish it. If it were a physical book, I?d at least skim through it, but I find skimmi...
  • Emily Carpenter
    Apr 09, 2019
    Gretchen terrified me, made me laugh, made my jaw hit the floor. How can a book do all three? I?ll tell you how, because it comes from the brain of Shannon Kirk, one of the most gifted, original horror writers working today. This book is a nightmare, a delight, and a mischief-making,...
  • David
    Apr 09, 2019
    Shannon Kirk does it again. Gretchen is psychotic perfection loaded with extra helpings of bizarreness and a couple of pounds of fried bacon thrown in. I loved it! ...
  • The Cats’ Mother
    Aug 03, 2019
    I have mixed feelings about this one, which I requested having seen some intriguing and quite polarised reviews. I?m not sure that I can say I enjoyed it, but I was certainly glued to my kindle to find out what the hell was going on, and then how it would all turn out. I?d bought a...
  • Heidi
    Jul 18, 2019
    How crazy was this book????? I think I still have vertigo from the nosedive into the insanity of Gretchen?s world and the events that took place in the last 25% of Kirk?s latest creation. After reading IN THE VINES last year, I knew I would be in for a treat, but had little idea of...
  • Ludwig
    Jul 02, 2019
    Readers: Shannon, how much are you planning to disturb, unsettle and creep us out with your next thriller? Shannon: Yes. ---------------------------------------------- "What the ever-living hell have we gotten ourselves into?" Another thriller, another creepy house full of ...
  • Felicia
    Jun 26, 2019
    *sighhhhhh* Gretchen. Ohhh Gretchen. A lot of us knew a Gretchen back in school. In my case her name was Francine Sharp (please don't let her be reading this and come butcher me in my sleep). Gretchens are friendless, awkward outcasts with a tendency to glob onto anybody th...
  • Sue Plant
    Jul 14, 2019
    would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this book was this two different books i was reading..starting off as a spooky psychological thriller and then turning into something entirely different but still on a brilliant scale... a woman and a child are i...
  • Lavender
    Jul 18, 2019
    Well, this was a weird story. I loved Kirk?s ?Method 15/33? and I was really looking forward to this book. In ?Method 15/33? we met a genius girl who used what she got at hand to free herself from her kidnappers. In ?Gretchen? we meet at last 4 females who are capable of ...
  • Dita
    Jul 25, 2019
    Wait! What? I'm reading along, reading along, or in this case listening along, loving this story, loving Lucy and her relatable, perfectly snarky self when... ...WHAM. Someone clearly, around the 75% mark, broke into Shannon Kirk's house, tied her up, and finished this book fo...
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    Jul 27, 2019
    3.5 What Did I Just Read Stars ???? ? What is it about psychotic children that is so creepy yet appealing? Gretchen took disturbed to a whole new level. 15 year old Lucy and her mother have been on the run for 13 years. 11 states and endless hours cross country in ...
  • Lyn
    Sep 03, 2019
    Audio 5 stars Story 3.5 stars This story was weird, chaotic, gripping and again?weird! But I couldn?t stop listing to the audio because I wanted to know where the story was going. For that alone, I have to round up my rating. ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jul 15, 2019
    How do you neatly shelve a book that defies genre boundaries and stands in a league all on its own? Well, you clearly create a new genre titled WTAF! Also? I mean that in the highest complimentary way, because it made for an absolutely unputdownable read. Gretchen is the title of the b...
  • M
    Jul 26, 2019
    A reviewer predicted: You?ll either love this book or hate it. You?ve been warned. I really got into the first 25% of this book, so I avidly followed Lucy and her mum who are running from Lucy?s evil birth-father, who kidnapped her once and is still after her. They?ve lived...
  • Hannah Mary McKinnon
    Apr 06, 2019
    Spine-tingling and deliciously creepy, Shannon Kirk?s Gretchen has a way of getting into your head, making you frantically turn the pages to find out what she?ll do next, and who she?ll let live. Even if you?re a master at expecting the unexpected, you might want to read with...
  • Michelle
    Jul 24, 2019
    If I wanted to be mean I'd call this book a steaming pile of horse shit but instead I'll be nice and say that this simply wasn't my cup o' tea. ...
  • Aga Durka
    Aug 06, 2019
    Gretchen... Gretchen...Gretchen *shaking my head*...what have you done?! There is a SPECIAL kind of CRAZY for people like Gretchen, that?s for sure! I have read a lot of crazy, twisted, far-fetched, rolling my eyes kind of psychological thrillers in my life, but this book is on a...
  • Tracy Robinson
    Jun 09, 2019
    Review soon! Definitely between 4-5 for me Okay - I?ve had a few days to think this over, and I?m going to go with 4.5 rounded up to 5. I don?t really do that often, but for me this was so close to being perfect that I just couldn?t have it any other way. I haven?t rea...
  • Dennis
    Feb 19, 2019
    Shannon Kirk is the queen of W.T.F. I fell in love with Kirk's writing last summer with her release of In The Vines. In fact, In The Vines was one of my top 10 novels for 2018! So when I heard the fabulous Shannon Kirk was coming out with a new novel for this summer, I knew I n...
  • j e w e l s
    Jun 15, 2019
    FOUR ENTERTAINING STARS ??Mag, I hope this isn?t weird, and I truly mean it as a huge compliment, but I think you?re a Jenny too. Maybe even the truest Jenny.? Are you a Gretchen or a Jenny? Sometimes a Gretchen can BE a Jenny. And vice versa. Got that? Shannon Kirk ...
  • Christi M
    Jul 20, 2019
    Gretchen is a gripping thriller that is extremely creepy and disturbing at times. It was so good that I read most of it in one sitting. If you enjoy thrillers, don?t miss out on this one. Thoughts: Although the book is named Gretchen, the main character is actually Lucy. Or at ...
  • Sonica
    Jul 16, 2019
    Thank. you, Shannon Kirk and Amazon Publishing for my copy of Gretchen, in exchange for my honest review.  This title hits shelves July 23, 2019. This book gave me CHILLS.   It was my first gothic thriller and enjoyed it; definitely a much different pace than what I'm generally...
  • Tucker
    Apr 30, 2019
    Well, I do know who is narrating this novel.. I'm super pumped! ...
  • Megan
    Jun 30, 2019
    Gretchen by Shannon Kirk is one of the most unrelenting, intense gothic suspense/horror novels that I have read in a long time! Lucy is a fifteen year old girl who has been on the run with her mom for thirteen years. While she does not know why they are constantly running, she knows th...
  • Megan Collins
    Jul 12, 2019
    I could *not* stop reading GRETCHEN. The story follows fifteen-year-old Lucy and her mother, who are constantly on the run from something that Lucy?s mother is definitely not telling the whole truth about. When they land in a small town in New Hampshire (their eleventh state), they d...