Clown In A Cornfield by Adam Cesare is a brutal tale set in a small town where the only people suffering worse than the local economy, are the teenagers that have been targeted by angry townsfolk.
Tensions are rising, and everyone is fed up. But just how far are people willing to go to bring the town back together?
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Clown In A Cornfield by Adam Cesare
I had heard so many great things about this book. Per usual, I bought it, and then let it sit on my TBR stack for far too long… But I’m so happy that I was able to get to this one before the end of the year. It’s definitely one that jumped to the top of my favorites list from 2020!
I picked this one up one afternoon and could not put it down. It was a classic- Eh, I can struggle through my Monday at work. I just HAVE to finish reading this!
Readers, it was totally worth it.
The prologue really set the dark tone of the book. Scenes like this really spook me. It’s so terrifying how real-world events like this are. Especially as teenagers, always seeming to think that they’re above harm until an accident like this happens.
In Chapter one, we meet our main character, Quinn. I loved her immediately. She was so thoughtful and full of empathy! Of course, she also had a few of the usual teenage angsty quirks, but that just made her jump off the page even more.
Overall, I really enjoyed all of the characters. Each of them were perfectly developed for their roles, and I loved seeing how various characters interacted with others over the course of the story.
Speaking of the story… that plot was INTENSE. I loved the set up before the big event where things started to go wrong. After the very first scene where you realize the girl isn’t just stumbling because she is drunk, just forget about trying to put the book down.
Ah, this is one of those books that I could just go on and on and on about! I loved it so much! The writing style was easy to read, realistic, and it really painted a picture in your mind. The plot was perfectly paced; it was wonderful when things were calm though unsettling, and then action-packed and absolutely terrifying. The characters were either lovely, wicked annoying, or horrifyingly awful.
Do yourself a favor and go snag this one if you haven’t already. If you have, but it’s in your TBR pile, start it right away!
My Favorite Passage from Clown In A Cornfield
Cole wasn’t going to point out that was fiction. And that Romeo and Juliet hadn’t beheaded anyone with a circular saw.
My Final Thoughts on Clown In A Cornfield
If Clown In A Cornfield by Adam Cesare were a movie, you would be curled up in your seat watching through your fingers, nervous about what would happen next!
This is a must read for fans of intense slashers! This novel is sure to keep you totally hooked from page one right up through the very end!
I cannot wait to reread this one again soon, it’s definitely one that I can see myself returning to time and time again.
This needs to be made into a horror film ASAP!
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