Review: The Rapture by Claire McGlasson

Opening sentence: “A devil had flown in through Her bedroom window.” So, this book has a truly fascinating real-life backstory: In 1919, Mabel Barltrop (aka Octavia) founded the Panacea Society, a religious group of mainly older, widowed middle-class women who believed that Octavia was the eighth prophet and daughter of God. The society’s base is […]

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Review: The Girls

The Girls by Emma Cline Opening sentence: “I looked up because of the laughter and kept looking because of the girls.” I knew that this novel took inspiration from Charles Manson and his cult of followers who notoriously killed 7 people in the summer of 1969, including actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski. […]

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