Tour: MERCY HOUSE by Adam Cesare
Release June 9, 2015
Welcome to Mercy House, a state-of-the-art retirement home that appears perfectly crisp, clean, and orderly . . . but nothing could be farther from the truth. In Adam Cesare's thrilling novel, the residents will find little mercy—only a shocking eruption of unfathomable horror.
Harriet Laurel notices the odor at Mercy House as soon as she sets foot inside, brought there against her will by her son, Don, and his wife, Nikki. In the early stages of dementia, Harriet has grown resentful of Nikki, blaming her daughter-in-law for failing to supply grandchildren. Yet even Harriet must admit that her mind becomes clearer as soon as she crosses the threshold. If it wasn't for that annoying smell.
Arnold Piper is an eighty-five-year-old ex-Marine, a proud man who has cared for himself his whole life. But no longer. Betrayed by his aging body, Arnold is learning that the trials he survived long ago in war-torn Korea pale beside the daily indignities of growing old. Little does he know that his greatest nightmares are still ahead of him.
Sarah Campbell is an idealistic nurse whose compassion has been stretched to the breaking point at the chronically understaffed facility that is Mercy House. But now Sarah's list of unpleasant duties is about to take a terrifying turn. For something wicked is brewing in Mercy House. Something dark and rotten . . . and deadly.
Review: MERCY HOUSE by Adam Cesare
My immediate reaction is: "Wow!!! A thousand times Wow!" I was that strongly affected--and impressed by this novel, a classic piece of horror. Although not for the faint-hearted in its execution (the gore level is supreme), the theme is massive and so is its outworking. The rampant violence is even leavened by occasional wry humour. Definitely 18+ due to extreme violence and other topics. If you're entranced by horror, seeking an unusual [as far as I know, brand-new] theme, and are strong-stomached, check into MERCY HOUSE.