Theme Music

Theme Music

An utterly propulsive and unpredictable psychological thriller from stunning new talent T. Marie Vandelly For the lucky among us, life is what you make of it, but for Dixie Wheeler, the theme music for her story was chosen by another long ago, on the day her father butchered her mother and brothers and then slashed a knife across his own throat. Only one-year-old Dixie was An utterly propulsive and unpredictable psychological thriller from stunning new talent T. Marie Vandelly For the...

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Title:Theme Music
Author:T. Marie Vandelly
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:1524744700
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:387 pages pages

Theme Music Reviews

  • Kate (kate_reads_)
    Jul 28, 2019
    How do I write a review for a book that left me speechless? I am tempted to just quote The Good Place and say ?holy motherforking shirtballs? - go read this book. But - I will try to give you a little more. Theme Music drops us into the life of Dixie Wheeler. 25 years ago, when ...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Jun 17, 2019
    Dixie Wheeler's entire family was brutally murdered on Thanksgiving Day in their kitchen by her father, who then killed himself.  Baby Dixie was found unharmed in her high chair by a boy next door and then raised by her aunt and uncle. It's been twenty five years and Dixie still ba...
  • Kathleen Cosgrove
    Apr 04, 2019
    Theme Music takes hold of you from page one and doesn?t let go. From the horrific opening scene through all the twists and turns to the edge of your seat climax it?s a story that stays with you long after you?ve closed the book for the night. Just like our heroine, Dixie, we feel...
  • Lauren
    Apr 27, 2019
    THIS BOOK IS CRAZY!!!! And I loved it from beginning to end. Nothing is what you think and everyone is suspicious. Such a good story. ...
  • Ward
    Aug 20, 2019
    This may be one of the more intense and severe suspense books I've read. Not much phases me. I can handle just about anything that is delivered through the written word, but there were moments in this thriller about the sole survivor of an ax massacre the took the lives of her entire f...
  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    Jul 09, 2019
    4.5 Stars First, I want to say that this book is filled with graphic violence, detailed acts of gruesome, inhumane acts of savagery and brutal murder. It might just be the bloodiest, goriest book that I've ever read. Ever. It's very dark and beyond disturbing so if you tend to stay...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Jul 16, 2019
    I started this book before I had to leave for a weekend upstate to be a part of a wedding. I didn't want to put this book down but I had to so I would read snippets here and there as I found time. One of the reasons I like to binge read is because it's like watching a movie. If you wat...
  • Octavia (ReadsWithDogs)
    Aug 05, 2019
    " I didn't need to see how scared I was. The squirrelly quality of my heartbeat, the uncontrollable tremble in my knees, and the prick of a million tiny icicle hairs against the back of my shirt were reminder enough. My hands were shaking so bad I could barely get the floss out of the...
  • Emily
    May 21, 2019
    Theme Music is T. Marie Vandelly's debut novel, and I loved it so much. This book is a fantastic blend of horror and thriller, and I would recommend it for fans of both. I could see this book still being on my favorites list at the end of the year. It's a fascinating and gruesome story...
  • Laura G (lauralovestoread)
    Jul 21, 2019
    There is no question about it, when I heard of this book through the book community/bookstagram vine, I needed to get my hands on it. I?m a bit of a chicken when it comes to haunted houses and ghost story books, yet I?m also so fascinated by them. Almost as if to see just how scare...
  • Gara
    Feb 20, 2019
    Warning - some use of bad language that I don't choose to use or read (personal choice). Did I want to find out what was going to happen next? Yes. There were frequent twists in the plot, some of which I anticipated and some that I did not. Did I want to read and yet cover my eyes at t...
  • Ludwig
    Jul 24, 2019
    ?I like this one,? I said. ?It feels like home already.? Theme Music is what every thriller/horror novelist wishes they could write. It's obscure, unapologetic and knife-wielding. The author's writing is extremely sharp it terrified me. And that rarely occurs. Without ...
  • Crystal Hiatt
    Aug 16, 2019
    It's fairly clear that Vandelly wants this book to be the next 'Dark Places' by Gillian Flynn. She wasn't subtle in creating a novel that mimicked its (far better and more well written) predecessor. Similarities include: A family brutally massacred; the youngest child (a daughter in bo...
  • Natasha Niezgoda
    Jul 24, 2019
    VERY HONEST REVIEW - NOT FOR EVERYONE. Okay. Hear me out?? I?m a true crime lover, and because of this, I have an amateur understanding of procedural behaviors/guidelines that usually occur within an investigation.??? So when a crime thriller has a criminal case with la...
  • Katie
    Feb 18, 2019
    A first novel, a good one, and the title gives nothing away.  I like that.  It?s not a shivery, goose-bumpy title at all, is it, but this is one spectacularly shivery thriller.  Now, you know, I?ve read my share of mysteries and thrillers, and let me tell you that you won?t fi...
  • Jamie Canaves
    Jul 17, 2019
    A Mystery Thriller For Horror Fans (TW suicide, including murder suicide and assisted/ graphic violence/ stalking) This started out completely bonkers?sole survivor of a family massacre moves back into her childhood home where the massacre took place?and turned into a great expl...
  • Mackey
    Aug 18, 2019
    Theme Music was one of the most hauntingly bizarre tales that I?ve read in a very long time. There is a paranormal element to it that adds to the horror aspect of the story but the story line itself is macabre enough to frighten off those with weak constitutions. Never-the-less, I co...
  • Victoria Rodríguez
    Aug 20, 2019
    I liked this book a lot !! At first I was confused on the main character?s decision of living in that house, I thought she was nuts !! She just wanted to find out what happened to her family, she surely did !! I congratulate the author, as your first novel you did a fantastic job !...
  • Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
    Jul 07, 2019
    This book has so much going for it, I was excited. Murder? Ghosts? Yes, please! And upon reading the first few chapters I was hooked by some of the graphic descriptions of the Wheeler massacre, by its gore, and I couldn?t wait to continue to the end! However, I felt that there was...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jun 12, 2019
    "When no one answered his repeated knocks, he let himself in. He told the police that the music struck him first. Not the blood, not the savagery,..., but the heartrending desperation pouring from the speakers in the living room. He covered his ears before it even occurred to him to co...
  • marilyn
    Mar 03, 2019
    I was attracted to this book by the cover, the title, and the description although the description also repelled me with it's mentions of throat slashing, a mother and her sons butchered by the husband/father, slaughter by axe, and other things gave me doubts if I could handle reading ...
  • Michelle
    Mar 19, 2019
    For such an unassuming title and cover I was surprised at how dark a story lay within these pages. "All the days became so long Did you really think, I'd do you wrong Dixie, when I let you go Thought you'd realize, that I would know, I would show The special love I have for you...
  • Lisa-Books Smiles
    Jul 18, 2019
    3.5 stars. This was just okay to me. It was real good in some parts and extremely boring in others. I've read a lot of reviews that talk about this being an extremely dark book but, I don't agree. I've read way darker books than this one. Overall, it's a decent debut novel. ...
  • Shaylee (Bookswithshayydeniece_)
    Aug 07, 2019
    This needs to become a movie and Skeet Ulrich needs to play Ford!? ...
  • Anne
    Apr 09, 2019
    I'm not usually one for creepy ghost stories, but OH, this book! Very surprising that it's a debut novel as I believe it rivals some of Stephen King's in terms of the "creep factor." Protagonist Dixie was a toddler when her father interrupted the family breakfast by butchering his wife...
  • Frank Phillips
    Sep 07, 2019
    Freeeeeeaaakkkyyyy! This was one of my top five creepiest reeds. Ever! I enjoyed this immensely. Not for everyone I'm sure, as it's very graphic. This is a perfect October read for horror enthusiasts! ...
  • Kris (bookish.bones)
    May 13, 2019
    4.5 stars, I really didn't expect for this book to be so good!! Add it to your TBR for a GREAT creepy psychological thriller this summer!! Very dark, but so very good, especially for a debut novel!! ...
  • Dennis
    Mar 12, 2019
    5, strong, strong stars for T. Marie Vandelly's debut novel, Theme Music. Disclaimer: This book is extremely graphic. One of the most graphically violent books I have ever read in my life. If you can stomach extreme violence with graphic narration about it, then proceed with reading...
  • Cassie-Traveling Sister-
    Jul 13, 2019
    Before reading this book I do want to let my fellow readers know there are extremely graphic violence descriptions of murder scenes and narration about it as well! Dixie Wheeler lost her entire family to a brutal murder on Thanksgiving Day. The murder took place in the kitchen by her o...
  • Lisa Sawangjang
    Aug 01, 2019
    I was sucked in right from the very first page! This is way beyond what I was expecting from this book. This book deserves all of the rave reviews and hype it has been getting! A serious page turner! The gore, detail, and insane acts of violence had me cringing, yet waiting for more. T...