Winters, Ben H.

(Paperback - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee. Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake. Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs . . . or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she's going mad--until a more sinister explanation presents itself: she may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from Hell.
Published: Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, c2011.
ISBN: 1594745234
Branch Call Number: F WIN
Characteristics: 253 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternate Title: Bed bugs


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Feb 05, 2015
  • BrigidWilson rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Winters really creeped me out with this story, as was his intent. Susan and Alex don't adhere to the warnings about things that are too good to be true. As they settle in to their new apartment, Susan's mental state quickly declines with help from their weird landlady and some bedbugs. That's right, bedbugs; the NYC plague of a while back:) If you're easily spooked about all things insectile, don't read this one without a light on. It's intense, fast-paced, and full of fun horror movie scenes; B horror movie (unless they use CGI).

Jan 28, 2015
  • nanajoe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Don't read this book in bed! You will definitely get the creepy crawlies reading this book. It is well worth reading if you have the stomach for it as Ben Winters weaves his sinister tale.

Sep 18, 2014
  • gorgonzolasurprise rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Full of (unintentionally) goofy cliches. Not terribly scary. I found the family in the story so irritating that I started rooting for the bugs.

Oct 09, 2013
  • rochellemc9110 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Awesome book, the tale of a woman's slow descent into insanity. I love how everything in her life falls apart so rapidly. A fun fast read.

Mar 02, 2013
  • meyoubou rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book.

Oct 07, 2012
  • kelleypoole rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

When I got this book, I didn't realize it was going to be a horror novel with gruesome and descriptive scenes. At first, it just seemed like a decent summer read novel - nothing complex, simple language, run of the mill characters; then it turns dark. Even the darkness isn't very well done - not evocative but...silly. Wouldn't recommend it.


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Oct 07, 2012
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