Violet

Violet

In the lineage of Peter Straub's Julia, Scott Thomas’ Violet is the disturbing tale of a woman haunted by her long-abandoned imaginary friend.

For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for ten-year-old Kris Barlow, it was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother.

Three decades later, loss returns—her husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew pain—to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. It’s there that Kris and her eight-year-old daughter will make a stand against grief.

But a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown—and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return.

Title:Violet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781947848368
Format Type:

    Violet Reviews

  • Felicia

    DNF 26%The writing is so detailed it's painful. Every single move is chronicled and I'm so bored I can't take it anymore. I feel like I'm reading a script.Here's a sample:"She did a quick pass over he...

  • Lisa

    Something about the story and the way Mr. Thomas writes just leaves me with a deep, down disquieting feeling. I will say that 2 books into this author, and I feel he knows what's up. His first book wa...

  • Char

    3.5/5 Stars!VIOLET is the second major release from Scott Thomas. The first being KILL CREEK, which I adored. I liked this book as well, but not quite as much. Kris Barlow and her daughter Sadie have...

  • Chris Berko

    I hope this book does not just get pigeon-holed as a horror novel, I hope that this gets a wider audience than just readers of the genre because while it is a very suspenseful and at times scary book...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror

    Writing up my review for Cemetery Dance now...Tweet from like 5 minutes ago:"WOW! I just finished VIOLET by @ninjawhenever and my cage is rattled! I feel this tremor in my fingers--not sure if I'll be...

  • Dannii Elle

    Scott Thomas’ first release, Kill Creek, was already on my radar due to the insanely positive reviews I have seen from many a trusted horror reviewer so I was delighted to win a giveaway, run by the...

  • Kimberly

    VIOLET is the second full length novel I have read by author Scott Thomas. This is most definitely a character driven novel, with emotional attachment that you can feel from the start. The atmosphere ...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    4.0 StarsA Slow Burning Piece of Psychological Horror FictionVideo Review: https://youtu.be/ODTAANDOY0wSometimes you read a book at just the right time. This was certainly the case with Violet. After ...

  • Helen Power

    Synopsis When Kris’s husband dies, she decides to take her daughter, Sadie, to stay at the summer cottage her family used to visit when she was a little girl.  But things aren't quite as idyllic a...

  • Emily

    Unfortunately, I've decided to DNF Violet. I gave it over 100 pages, and it's not working for me. I loved Kill Creek, so I was really looking forward to Violet. It feels very overwritten with a lot of...