Behind The Door by Mary SanGiovanni Review

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Behind The Door

Occult specialist Kathy Ryan returns in this thrilling novel of paranormal horror from Mary SanGiovanni, the author of Chills.

Some doors should never be opened . . .

In the rural town of Zarepath, deep in the woods on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, stands the Door. No one knows where it came from, and no one knows where it leads. For generations, folks have come to the Door seeking solace or forgiveness. They deliver a handwritten letter asking for some emotional burden to be lifted, sealed with a mixture of wax and their own blood, and slide it beneath the Door. Three days later, their wish is answered for better or worse.

Kari is a single mother, grieving over the suicide of her teenage daughter. She made a terrible mistake, asking the powers beyond the Door to erase the memories of her lost child. And when she opened the Door to retrieve her letter, she unleashed every sin, secret, and spirit ever trapped on the other side.

Now, it falls to occultist Kathy Ryan to seal the door before Zarepath becomes hell on earth . . .

Alex’s Teaser Review

I really liked the main character, occult specialist, Kathy Ryan.  She was a strong lead and had a fun personality.

Click here to see the full review on FindingMontauk

Lilyn’s Teaser Review

Mary SanGiovanni’s ‘Behind the Door‘ has tentacles, mayhem, and mystery. If that line doesn’t interest you, then you’re not the right audience for the book.

Click to see to see the full review on Sci-fi and Scary.

About Mary SanGiovanni


Mary SanGiovanni is the author of the THE HOLLOWER trilogy (the first of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL, CHAOS, CHILLS, SAVAGE WOODS and the novellas FOR EMMY, POSSESSING AMY, THE FADING PLACE, and NO SONGS FOR THE STARS and the forthcoming INSIDE THE ASYLUM, as well as the collections UNDER COVER OF NIGHT, A DARKLING PLAIN, NIGHT MOVES and A WEIRDISH WILD SPACE. Her fiction has appeared in periodicals and anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, where she studied under genre greats. She is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the Horror Writers Association.




19 Comments Add yours

  1. fuonlyknew says:

    Tentacles? I’m in! LOL I have this one on my Santa list and I swear I’ve been good. LOL

    Liked by 3 people

    1. LOL! Round here we are all about stories that involve tentacles!!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Lilyn G says:

      Tentacles always make a girl happy.

      Liked by 1 person

    3. Ladies of Horror Fiction says:

      You cannot go wrong with tentacles!


  2. Kimberly says:

    I really enjoyed this one!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Lilyn G says:

      I can’t wait to see what she does next with Kathy Ryan.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kimberlykay3 says:

        Did you read CHILLS?


      2. Lilyn G says:

        I did. I actually liked it a little bit better than this one.


      3. kimberlykay3 says:

        Sorry, Lillyn G–I just saw your answer about that one AFTER I posted my question–LOL!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Stormi D Johnson says:

    I enjoyed this book and the first book Chill that featured Kathy Ryan.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Lilyn G says:

      I liked this one, but I think I actually liked Chills better.


    2. I’ve heard good things about that one, too!


  4. Laurie | Bark says:

    I hope to read this one in 2019. Tentacles!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. kimberlykay3 says:

    I think I liked that this one gave Kathy a little more “background”. In CHILLS, I felt like she was thrown in, and we never really got “anything” to go on… However, I still enjoyed that one, too.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Laurie | Bark says:

      Chills wasn’t my favorite,. I felt the characterization got the short of end of the stick a little to make way for all of the action but I am really looking forward to reading this one especially with the tentacle mentions 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kimberlykay3 says:

        Personally, I thought this one had more “depth” to it as well.

        Liked by 1 person

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