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The Dead Girls Club [KINDLE] ❁ The Dead Girls Club ❅ Damien Angelica Walters – Red Lady Red Lady show us your faceIn 1991 Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club Obsessed with the macabre the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary mon Red Lady Red Lady show us your faceIn Heather Cole and her friends were members of The Dead Girls Club Obsessed with the macabre The Dead eBook · the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters like the Red Lady the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before Heather knew the stories were just that until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real and she could prove itThat belief got Becca killedIt's been nearly thirty years but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real She's done her best to put that fateful summer Becca and the Red Lady behind her Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail a necklace Heather hasn't seen since the night Becca diedThe night Heather killed herNow someone else knows what she didand they're determined to make Heather pay.

  • Hardcover
  • 280 pages
  • The Dead Girls Club
  • Damien Angelica Walters
  • English
  • 11 November 2016
  • 9781643851631

About the Author: Damien Angelica Walters

Damien Angelica Walters is the author of The Dead Girls Club Cry Your Way Home Paper Tigers and Sing Me Your Scars winner of the The Dead eBook · This is Horror Award for Short Story Collection of the Year Her short fiction has been nominated twice for a Bram Stoker Award reprinted in The Year's Best Dark Fantasy Horror and The Year's Best Weird Fiction and published in various anthologies and magazi.

10 thoughts on “The Dead Girls Club

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    25 rounded up 3 mysterious witch y reddish mouth full of dirt ish supernatural bloody but still not uite satisfying stars As soon as I read the blurb I thought `Oh yes this is it Rituals for conjuring a witch little girls’ secret murder club a story moving back and forth between four girls who are a little obsessed about spooky things from serial killers murderers horror stories and Heather’s grown up version who became a psychiatrist helps the troubled children But at the beginning of the book we may realize Heather needs help for her well being because she has killed her childhood friend Becca got away with murder But now her secret is about to reveal because somebody KNOWS what she didWhat I liked about this book is the little girls’ relationship dynamic Rebecca is a uite demanding leader with her amazing imagination about telling horror stories If she didn’t die or did she? We don’t know till the end of the book she might compete with Stephen King and Joe Hill with her uite riveting storytelling Her story is so heart wrenching her obsession about Red Lady her relationship with her abusive mother her confusing mind who did not know how to differentiate the real or delusionI wish this story wasn’t about only Heather Because her future self really irritated me She is mostly acting like paranoid hysterical with her weird giggles making herself bleed hitting her punches on steering wheel suspicious moods about her husband and best friend It’s hard to empathize her At some parts I thought maybe she deserved what was happening to her Maybe three little girls might have involved in Becca’s story and later when somebody found out and threaten them about what they have done could be a better storyline Because it’s obvious the author is inspired of Stephen King’s story And most of his early King stories children suffer from traumatic experiences with supernatural things and then we see their future selves how could they fight against their childhood nightmares Like “It” “Body”I love the pace of the story I wanted to know who was chasing Heather Is Becca still alive or is somebody acting like her? Is Red Woman real? So I kept turning pages to fill my void about learning the truth Well did ending and all the revelations satisfy me? Not too much There are still so many unanswered uestions and I think author decided to leave like this Let us uestion what if the urban legends are true what if our worst nightmares are real Writing is good pacing and mystery is gripping I couldn’t put it down But the characters their actions way of talking their development are the weakest parts they made me the cut the points and also I was expecting different ending maybe surprise and twist That’s what I felt Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for advance access to this book in exchange for my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  2. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    When Heather Cole receives a necklace in the mail from an unknown sender one half of a 'Best Friends' pendant she can't believe her eyes She knows this necklace because it was on the neck of her best friend the night she died In fact it went with her to her grave She panics She thought she was the only person who knew what happened to Becca that night nearly 30 years ago but the necklace seems to indicate otherwiseShe has to figure out who sent it and stop them before they possibly reveal the truth of Becca's untimely deathAlternating between 'Then' and 'Now' perspectives the reader slowly learns Becca's fate Following the girls' 12 year old perspectives as they hang out discussing all things macabre was the only most interesting part for meBecca was obsessed with the story of a woman called The Red Lady think Bloody Mary and she could not stop talking about her So much so that it begin to affect everyone in the groupShe regaled them with tales of the Red Lady a woman purportedly killed for being a witch seeking her revenge for all of time Her storytelling is so vivid the girls begin to believe it Soon it is hard for them to decipher what is real and what is made upThe 'Now' perspective follows grown up Heather a child psychologist as she tries to piece together who knows the truth about her Becca and their final night togetherThis part of the story was not enjoyable for me Personally I found adult Heather annoying AF and I could not understand the decisions she was making Her thought process and decisions were like she was still 12 years old as opposed to a functioning adultBecause of my disconnect from the 'Now' portions the overall story felt uneven I would rush through 'Now' in order to get back to 'Then' Due to this it took me longer to get through this than normalThe premise was interesting but the execution fell short Also for me I was disappointed with one of the big reveals and felt that some of the narrative didn't fully back up that reveal I know this sounds cryptic but I don't want to risk giving anything awayThis being said I think the writing shows a lot of promise I would pick up work from this authorThank you so much to the publisher Crooked Lane Books for providing me with a copy of this to read and review I always appreciate the opportunity to provide my opinion and I know a lot of readers will really enjoy this one

  3. Felicia Felicia says:

    This is basically Goosebumps for grownupsFirst and foremost the description for this book gives away entirely too much of the plot The only thing not covered in the summary is the ending Alright clears throat here it goesThis was an exhausting read for me and I attribute this to the writing style The story is told in the popular ThenNow alternating chapter format of which I'm a HUGE fan The worst way this can go wrong is if one of those narratives is unbearable and in this case it's the Now chapters told via the adult version of the main character Heather The MC is OVER THE TOP UNBELIEVABLE in her actions and reactions I couldn't skim through these chapters fast enough As for the Then chapters narrated by tween Heather there is entirely TOO MUCH DIALOGUE If I wanted to endure tween girls bickering incessantly I'd go hang out in a middle school cafeteria There's little to no character development of the four girls featured in this story We're just kinda dropped into their lives and expected to connect with themThe gratuitous pop culture references are annoying It's the 90's we get itThe plotline led me to believe this would be a dark creepy and foreboding read Unfortunately that promise didn't pan out I was provided an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  4. Mary Beth Mary Beth says:

    Red Lady Red Lady show us your faceIn 1991 Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club Obsessed with the macabre the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters like the Red Lady the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before Heather knew the stories were just that until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real and she could prove itThat belief got Becca killedIt's been nearly thirty years but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real She's done her best to put that fateful summer Becca and the Red Lady behind her Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail a necklace Heather hasn't seen since the night Becca diedThe night Heather killed herNow someone else knows what she didand they're determined to make Heather payI love witchy creepy supernatural books and I also love thrillers so I thought I would love this one I did enjoy the first half of the book The book goes back and forth in a Bow and Then format I did enjoy the Then parts I loved reading about The Red Lady I loved the supernatural vibe She was so creepy I struggled through the Now parts I really struggled through the second half of the book It just seemed like it dragged on It lost its supernatural element and then turned into a thriller and it lost the thrill for me All the characters are unlikable and aren't fully well developed I thought they lacked emotion Heather got on my nerves The only character that I thought was well developed was The Red Lady I had a creepy vision of her She surely had the creep factor going on Eek She was the best part of the book I didn't enjoy the ending when it came to the reveal part I felt like it could be a lot betterSo I did enjoy some parts of the book and other parts not so muchThis book did bring some childhood memories of what we did during slumber parties I remember doing Light as a feather stiff as a board and Bloody Mary Bloody Mary Have any of you remember doing this during slumber parties? Some scary stuff when you are a childIf you love witchy supernatural books then you may enjoy this oneThis was a Traveling Sister Read and I loved the discussion I want to thank Crooked Lane Books for the arc of this book in exchange for an honest review

  5. marilyn marilyn says:

    The story is told from the viewpoint of Heather a child psychologist who is the last person I would ever want to be treating my child or any child Heather has a secret that she has repressed for thirty years and when she receives half of a friendship necklace in the mail she knows her past has caught up to her When she was twelve she performed a ritual with her best friend Becca which left Becca dead and Heather not remembering how she got rid of the body Becca's mom went to prison for the murder and until now Heather thought no one knew her role in Becca's death With the appearance of Becca's half of the necklace she knows someone is telling her they know what she did Heather's fragile world and psyche come crashing down as Heather tries to figure out who is targeting her and her past This isn't really a horror story unless you are an impressionable twelve year old with an very active imagination In the THEN portions of the book Becca Heather and two other girls like to tell each other very scary stories and Becca claims the stories she tells about the Red Lady are true The other two girls believe Becca's claims but Heather is sure that Becca is making up the stories about the Red Lady Eventually Becca goads Heather into proving that she believes the Red Lady is real with disastrous conseuences The NOW portions of the book consist of a hysterically paranoid Heather neglecting her patients She doesn't even take notes during sessions because she totally zones out the children she is treating IF she even shows up for appointments Heather also proceeds to destroy friendships and her marriage as she won't tell anyone why she is going totally off the rails Everybody is a potential enemy to her and it feels to me that Heather must have been stuck at her twelve year old emotional level even now as a forty year old woman The author does a great job of portraying a desperate woman who is out of her mind frantic but Heather is such an unlikeable character that it's hard to have any sympathy for her plight Instead I was feeling sorry for all the people in her current life I did want to get to the end of the book to find out who did what and when and why but if I'd had my way Heather would be on some really strong chill pills while I read the story Thank you to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for this ARC

  6. Debra Debra says:

    25 starsSomeone please tell me how this is a supernatural thriller? So four 12 year old girls form a Dead Girl's club and one tells a scary story about the Red Lady who is a witch in her story Umm that's a story Did I miss anything supernatural happening besides story telling?That's my first beef with this book My second beef is that I had a hard time connecting with or feeling for any of the characters in this book except for Ryan the husband of Heather a child psychologist I mainly felt sorry for him Heather has received a necklace in the mail It is the other half of a necklace she had when she was twelve years old The other half belonged to her best friend Becca Rebecca who was murderedThis book is told in Then and Now chapters and I have to say I only enjoyed the Then chapters I enjoyed the Red Lady story and how Becca spooked her friends when she told the story to them That was the best part of the book for me I found that storytelling to be brilliant and engagingOtherwise in the Now sections Heather was mainly falling apart and becoming paranoid IS Becca still alive? Who mailed her the locketnecklace? Why is someone doing this to her? Plus why isn't she telling her husband anything? Because she has a secret a terrible dark secretbut stillAs Heather begins to grow desperate those in her life begin to take notice but can anyone save her from her past?This one wasn't for me But check out the other review There are others who are really enjoying this book I can't fault the writing this just wasn't the book for me Although this book did not work for me I would be willing to read of this Author's books in the futureThank you to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own

  7. Lisa Lisa says:

    No Nopety nope No way Jose This was just a big old book load of suck The cover was gorgeous The book was and still is a butt load of suck

  8. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    Is there any crueler lie we tell kids? Regardless of what happens of how deep the scars might run we say they’ll be okay and they believe it They trust us But what else are we supposed to say? Hey kid childhood is a bitch and she leaves marks? I may have done a monstrous thing but I’m not a monster I’m not I believed that once I wish I could believe it now Dr Heather Cole has a pretty nice life a thriving practice offering psychological therapy to kids under 18 a beautiful river front home and a studly carpenter of a husband who runs his own business But one day she receives an envelope with one half of a matched pair of necklaces the half that had belonged to her friend Becca her bff back when they were twelve the bff whose disappearance had never been solved the bff she had killed Uh ohDamien Angelica Walters image from her site – credit Justin AshlyeRebecca Lillian Thomas Becca had nearly white hair and blue eyes Nicknamed Ghost Girl by her peers she had a home life that was less than stellar featuring a mom who had issues with alcohol and self control Becca had the bruises to show for it She had an invisible friend and a particular fixation on someone or something called The Red Lady She was into true crime stories serial killer stuff Her bff was Heather a fan of horror and science fiction Becca’s mother worked in real estate which allowed Becca surreptitious access to an empty for sale house nearby This is where Becca chilled her friends Heather and two of the Dead Girls Club with tales of THE RED LADY a local legend involving someone who was done dirt by torch and pitchfork sorts and vowed vengeance Becca seemed pretty convinced that she was real and that she spoke to her Soooo was Becca in need of anti psychotic meds or was there any reality to her tales? And how gullible were her pals? Girls of that tender age are in a nether world between believing in fairy tales and knowing how to tell the difference between the real and the imaginary Maybe they have a foot in both realms Lean a bit this way or turn back the other and you are in or out with considerable conseuences What if they saw heard and felt things that suggested something supernatural? Can those things be explained materially? We know early on that this involvement ends badly How did that come to be? Who was responsible? The Dead Girls Club flips back and forth between today and the time of the killing about 25 30 years give or take Becca’s mother Lauren was convicted of killing her although that seems a bit suspect given that Becca’s body was never found Nevertheless Lauren has recently been released from prison and seems the likeliest source of the items that keep turning up to remind Heather of her dark secret Heather turns PI and does all she can to track down Lauren and to see if any of the surviving DGC members might be up to no good Her memories keep seeping into her consciousness as she goes about her gumshoe labors Her travails include her dealings with her husband Ryan He has a client who seems never to pay his bills and Heather keeps interrupting phone calls he is on that cause him to hang up a bit too uickly What’s up with that? They have a cute couples’ game that they play with each other offering a cryptic one line summary of a movie for the other to figure out That offers a chance to toss in some nice filmic references I wish there had been of that There are some nice elements in the book that merit mention Memory is given consideration when you recall the event you aren’t remembering the event itself only the last recollection A memory of a memory And if the mind wants something to be real it can rearrange facts and circumstances to suit Sometimes we make up stories to explain things to ourselves; sometimes we do it to hide the truth This is actually pretty much the case I have memories of concrete events in my past that I know to be completely false Makes me wonder if memories have telomeres like cells do In cells every regeneration takes off another telomere until there are no at which point the cell is no longer able to regenerate itself definitely not a good thing buh bye cell at least well functioning cell It may be that memories have a fixed number of repeats before they degrade as well This introduces the uestion of how truly Heather is recalling her experience as a twelve year old There is also a uestion raised of how far would you go to hang on to a treasured friendship These invest the novel with some real world moral and scientific concerns Heather is also confronted with the cost of living a lie which adds to the real world perspectiveIn reading a damaged woman in distress tale of this sort it is important to feel a connection to feel sympathy maybe empathy There is enough in here to like about Heather particularly her choice of profession But I did not feel for her the sort of interest that would raise the novel above the pack Becca is presented only in the past tense in a book divided between then and now so she gets a lot fewer pages but she is by far the most interesting character in the book a very powerful presence The portrayal of the relationship between Becca and Heather was a particularly strong element The secondary characters remain just that Heather’s husband Ryan seemed a plot device and was not much developed as a character Nor were the other DGC members or sundry supporting players Of course in a horror book the main thing is whether it provides chills For me there were definitely some While there is no uestion that there is creepiness aplenty here both in the events of 1991 and in what Heather goes through as an adult these didn’t cost me any shuteye But take that with a shaker of sale Few books do There is ambiguity throughout as to whether there was actual paranormal activity going on back in 1991 How much of what happened can be explained? Are there occurrences that cannot?One thing about this book is that it is entirely about the females Heather’s husband Ryan is a secondary character uninvolved in maybe even hostile to her challenges as an adult There are no males of note in the story of 1991 other than as back story baddies No white knights riding to the rescue to fret about Heather is tough enough to take on her personal horrors on her own While I would not put this in the top tier of horror writing I did enjoy reading The Dead Girls Club looked forward to finding out what was going on and just what the hell had actually happened when Heather and Becca were kids While it may not keep you up at night this book certainly offers several hours of escapist entertainment and if it creeps you out than it did me then so much the better “The lady She looks hungry like maybe she’s not a lady at all but a monster wearing a lady face That’s how they trick you monsters They put normal faces on so you think they’re real but they’re not And when you get too close to run away they show you their real ones” she says eyes serious and far too knowing Review posted – November 8 2019Publication date – December 10 2019I received an ARE from Crooked Lane And I didn’t have to kill anyone to get it Well I suppose if I had I would probably not exactly fess up about it here so maybe I did and maybe I didn’t Thanks folks EXTRA STUFFLinks to the Walters’ personal Twitter Instagram and FB pagesShe is the author of the 2018 novel Cry Your Way Home and two short story collections Sing Me Your Scars 2015 and Paper Tigers 2016 Her work has been included in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy Horror and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction and many anthologies and magazines Interviews Night Worms The Dead Girls Club On Inspiration and What's Hiding in the Dark with Author Damien Angelica Walters by Ashley Sawyers Ginger Nuts of Horror DAMIEN ANGELICA WALTERS INVITES YOU TO THE DEAD GIRLS CLUBItem of Interest ABC News Investigators in 'Slender Man' case discuss chilling interviews with 12 year old attempted murderers by Allie Yang and Sean Dooley

  9. Kaceey Kaceey says:

    Let me just put this out there I’m an unabashed card carrying scardy cat Truly That’s right I admit it🙋🏻♀️ It takes very little to get my heart pounding and me heaving my kindle across the room to get it as far away from me as possible And after reading the first 50 pages that’s exactly what I did But being a real trooper I absolutely hate to DNF So after dialing up an extra dose of courage the lights on bright and my puppy by my side I forged onHeather a child psychologist receives an envelope containing a necklace One that belonged to her friend Becca from her childhood A friend she knows died The logical uestion is who would send her this token? And why?Told in two timelines exclusively from Heather’s standpoint The past keeping me shivering from fright over Beccas’ telling of an old witch’s tale of The Red LadyI realize I may be the only reader that truly felt FEAR while reading this book But as I mentioned earlierI don’t do very well with anything remotely scaryA lights on bright buddy read with Susanne👀Thank you to Crooked Lane Books for an ARC to read and review

  10. James James says:

    The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters will be published on December 10th 2019 by Crooked Lane Books It is a psychological thriller with a hint of fantasy thrown in to keep you on the edge of your seat The story alternates from 1991 to present day focusing on the friendship between two teenage girls Heather and Becca The tale reveals bit by bit challenging readers to decide for themselves what information is missing and what could be happening It's not possible that the Red Lady has come back to life after centuries to get revenge is it?Heather and Becca form a storytelling club as the title suggests They meet at an unoccupied house currently on the market with two other friends All four girls love being scared but one story seems all too real Becca shares the history of the Red Lady a woman scorned and out for vengeance Dirt in victims mouth Buried alive Multiple random deaths Did it really happen? In a teenager's mind anything is possible but this time Becca has convinced them the woman is still alive today The dilemma is set uite early on yet the pertinent details seep out through the subseuent chapters We don't know everything and when we begin to see Heather break down in the current time period we know something bad happened years agoThe characters are smart and witty I liked the relationships in the book even when they were strained or awkward Heather's mother wants her to forget the past Heather's husband has no clue what's going on in his wife's life but he is generally a doting and loving partner She's just good at hiding things from him because she thinks what's happening around her isn't really happening Yet she's a child psychologist and should know better The dynamics between the past and the present are well presented allowing us to continue to guess Someone knows something but we can't figure out who in Heather's life is keeping secrets too Then again we wonder if she's making it all up or is it another case of an unreliable narrator who is the guilty party herself? I bounced around trying to guess and even in the end there's enough room for readers to summon their own interpretationOn the whole I really enjoyed the story I found the plot captivating and there were a bunch of red herrings and suspenseful moments where I kinda wanted to meet this Red Lady If you haven't done anything wrong she's not supposed to hurt you I'd be okay to look her in the eyes without dying right? Nonetheless as an introduction to Walters work this was great It's well written concise but strongly descriptive and full of lovely imagery Minor concerns over plot points had me suinting from time to time but only the kinds of things that you look the other way on as it helps make the story creepy Heather was too relaxed at times; I would've called the cops or talked to someone else rather than just try to solve the mystery myself That's why people are different though we do things our own way so I'm sure someone else might follow Heather's path tooI recommend this one It's got bunches of creepy moments a few laughs and tons of head shaking 'yikes what's wrong with people' scenes Around 45 stars for making me a little anxious and obsessive about solving the mystery of a serial killer

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