Wednesday, September 26, 2018

#BookReview & $20 #Giveaway for Behind the Door by Mary Sangiovanni!! @marysangiovanni #Horror #booktour @SDSXXTours #booklovers #WIN


Kathy Ryan #1

Mary SanGiovanni

Genre: Horror

Date: 8/28/2018

Occult specialist Kathy Ryan returns in this thrilling novel of paranormal
horror from Mary SanGiovanni, the author of Chills . . .

Some doors should never be opened . . .

In the rural town of Zarepath, deep in the woods on the border of New Jersey 
and Pennsylvania, stands the Door. No one knows where it came from, and
no one knows where it leads. For generations, folks have come to the
Door seeking solace or forgiveness. They deliver a handwritten letter
asking for some emotional burden to be lifted, sealed with a mixture
of wax and their own blood, and slide it beneath the Door. Three days
later, their wish is answered—for better or worse.
Kari is a single mother, grieving over the suicide of her teenage daughter. 
She made a terrible mistake, asking the powers beyond the Door to erase the
memories of her lost child. And when she opened the Door to retrieve
her letter, she unleashed every sin, secret, and spirit ever trapped
on the other side.
Now, it falls to occultist Kathy Ryan to seal the door before Zarepath 
becomes hell on earth . . .

I totally enjoyed this book. I loved the whole supernatural feel of it and didn't want to put it down. I enjoyed Kari and Ceily's relationship but thought there should have been a bit more to it. It was to fast for me. The pace of the book was overall good and I didn't feel frustrated or bored with it. Which lately is amazing. I did have the feels for Kari because I have daughters so it was nice to feel I could relate to her. I also really enjoyed Kathy, although there was not much mystery to what she was going to do, it was still very enjoyable to read about her doing it. Just how she figured it out and how all of it comes to light was well written.

This is set in a little town in PA and well all towns have their secrets right? Well, this tale tells about a door and how a lot of town people have used this door both living and dead. Then someone decided to open this door and all of that bad comes descending upon the town.  So it's a fight for who will live and who won't, as we join these townies and find a way to close that door or at least try to. Who will survive this, you will have to read. I did get into this book and it was a fast read for me as it dragged me in and kept me flipping the pages. I would recommend this to a horror/thriller/supernatural fan. I also think there might be another book in the making as they left a little at the end to make me think so. I would most certainly read it! I say read this - very little gore (but there is some) and mostly just great writing that keeps you hooked in this one.

I give this book 4 of 5 stars!

Mary SanGiovanni is
the author of the Bram Stoker nominated novel 

The Hollower, 
its sequels Found
and The Triumvirate, Thrall, Chaos, Savage Woods, Chills—which
introduced occult security consultant Kathy Ryan—as well as the
novellas For 
Emmy, Possessing Amy, and The Fading Place,
as well as numerous short stories. She has been writing fiction for
over a decade, has a masters in writing popular fiction from Seton
Hill University, and is a member of The Authors Guild, Penn Writers,
and International Thriller Writers. Her website is

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive content and a giveaway!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from SDSXXTours and the Author. This in no way influences my review of the book. All opinions are my own. Thank you to both the author and SDSXXTours for a chance to read this book. 


  1. Those hands are super creepy on the cover. I'd like to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for the reviews, this book seems interesting :)

  3. I love the cover thank you for your giveaway

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  4. I've heard such good things about this one. Whenever I get caught up, I am going to read it!

  5. Is it weird that I really love the wood on the door? LOL.

  6. This sounds like an awesome read.


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