Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry


How far would you be willing to go to save those you love? Rain is a young woman trying to rebuild herself after years of drug addiction and abuse. Ten years ago, at age sixteen, she gave up her baby after the father, her first love, dies in Iraq. Now, three years clean and on the way to a job interview, Rain borrows a pair of reading glasses from an old lady on a Brooklyn train. The lenses are cracked and through the crack she catches a glimpse ...

Details Glimpse

Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreHorror, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery

Reviews Glimpse

  • Kaceey
    3.5*Well, that was certainly different....!What would you do if you woke up one morning to realize you missed out on an entire day! That’s exactly what happened to Rain as she set off for a job interview, only to discover she’d missed her appointment by 24 hours! On her way to the missed interview, Rain encounters an unusual elderly woman who gives her a cracked, but very exceptional pair of glasses. Somehow they allow Rain to see more clearl...
  • Kendall
    "They're his nightbirds. They always watch you. They want to steal your time"Whatever you do don't say his name.....Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry is a chilling story that bridges nightmares and reality to it's raw core.Our main character Rain wakes up getting ready for a job interview. Rain is a recovering addict trying to get her life back on track. Rain has a very strange encounter.... while getting ready for her interview the shower curtain star...
  • Carrie
    The book blurb for Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry starts off calling it a chilling thriller but to me thriller are generally real people and real events with maybe the occasional touch of supernatural. Glimpse however already tells a reader that it is blending reality and nightmares so to me this one lands much more into the horror side of things.The book starts off with the main character Rain having awakened to get ready for her job interview, a r...
  • Sh3lly ☽ escaping in books is my reality ☽
    Thank you St. Martin's for "granting my wish" through Netgalley and providing a digital copy of this book to read and review.For some reason, I got this author confused with the one who wrote Raising Stony Mayhall. I guess I was mixing that zombie book up with Patient Zero. Ha! Anyhow, this is my first Jonathan Maberry book and there were pros and cons. I really liked the characters and thought their troubled pasts and addictions were done well. ...
  • Paul
    GlimpseFirst a big thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book to review.I love the Joe Ledger series. My best friend Morgannah Lefebvre teases me that hes my book boyfriend. So I wasn’t going into this novel unfamiliar with Maberry's work. Yet in some ways I may as well have been. In this story of an addict named Rain, who gave up her baby immediately after delivery at the tender age of 16 and refers cryptically to a Dr. N...
  • Michael Hicks
    Forced to give up her child at the age of sixteen, recovering drug addict Rain now lives a life in the shadows of regret and plagued by nightmares. When she finds herself running extraordinarily late for a job interview, she's discovers she's even later than imagined - Rain has, inexplicably, lost an entire day and has no memory of the twenty-four hours between Thursday and Saturday. Dejected, Rain encounters a mysterious woman on her train ride ...
  • Beth
    NetGalley provided ARC.This may be the creepiest story I have read in a long time. Jonathan Maberry has created a world of shadows and pain. But he has also created a world of hope. One simple word to drive away the chaos. Just, whatever you do, don't say his name.
  • Kat
    #netgalley #GlimpseJonathan Maberry has a creepy, twisty novel that will keep you on your toes. Rain is a woman, who is cracking mentally. She has become haunted and obsessed about an infant she gave up for adoption years before. While her mental health struggles, she finds a pair of cracked glasses, in them she has a vision of a child being chased by a man. The child looks eerily like her dead ex-boyfriend, who was the father of her child she ga...
  • Tony
    I’ve been a fan of Jonanthan Maberry for a good number of years and was delighted to hear of this new supernatural stand-alone novel not connected to the numerous series, collections, comics or YA projects this prolific author is often involved with. I enjoyed it so much I comfortably rank it alongside his finest adult work, “Patient Zero”, “Ghost Road Blues”, or “Dead of Night”. This mind-bender of a novel cleverly combines unsettl...
  • Bibliofiendlm
    Amazing and scary and heartbreaking and creepy!
  • Kristin
    Wow. I am a long time fan of Jonathan Mayberry. This was a different sort of book from what I am used to from him. It was a mind bender and the mystery in this story kept me guessing until the very end. I very much enjoyed this! Had a little bit of urban fantasy in the mix. It was an on the edge of your seat, flipping the pages type of book. 4.5#stmattinspress
  • Kim
    Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.3 1/2 StarsAlthough Glimpse was much slower than what I’ve come to expect from Jonathan Maberry, and there were a couple of characters who annoyed and distracted me, I still wound up enjoying the book. The story is complex, the characters memorable, and the villain deliciously evil. I also thought it was somewhat reminiscent of Stephen King’s D...
  • Chasidy Kaye Jones
    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in return for review. This book reminds me of Stephen King books from 20 years ago back when Stephen King was the best horror writer to ever pick up a pen. He is still the greatest ever but his writing style has changed. Jonathon Mayberry has picked up the torch and I for one am so glad to read this book. This book had me from the very first page. I really could not put it down. The backstory on the character named...
  • Lou Jacobs
    Enter a world where magic is real. And the difficulties of dealing with Guilt and Grief are all pervasive .... This is nothing like the Joe Ledger books .. but rather , a unique, supernatural chiller tour de force. The "Cracked World Society": a group of 4 addicts fight for sobriety. All with memories of loss and pain and failure and descent into addiction. "Rain" (Lorraine) Thomas is are main protagonist and is a "hot mess" She circles the drain...
  • Brian
    I am a fan of Maberry’s Joe Ledger series so I was super excited that Netgalley gave me a chance to read this. Overall it was good. Pretty trippy, but these types of books are good when all I’m reading lately is crime novels. Reminded me a lot of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I would have preferred more character development but the plot was good enough to keep me going.
  • Patricia
    I don't believe I've ever read a novel quite like GLIMPSE before; I'm not even sure how to categorize it. After Rain has spent about 3 years trying to get clean, she is now battling a new demon who is trying to destroy her son. Such a truly creepy story filled with, not just dreams, but nightmares. This book definitely held my attention! I will be looking for more by this author.
  • Mike Saurers
    I’m not good at writing reviews so I just do it when I feel as if I owe the author more than the purchase of the book after having read it. Jonathan Maberry has, very sneakily, become my favorite author. This is a result of his constant production and quality of work. He just write kickass stories and knows what his readers want and he gives it to us.With Glimpse, he ratcheted up the bizarre and the emotions. It’s a great story with a great c...
  • Darcy
    I wasn’t sure what to expect from this story as it wasn’t a Joe Ledger book, a series I’m very fond of. If I had to classify this one it would be horror lite. Yes there were things that sacred me, but more because of what the bad thing was going after, hope. You don’t really get that till towards the end of the book when all the pieces start to come together, when all the different people start talking, instead of keeping secrets. The big...
  • Michael Feeney
    I received this book from Net Galley. Glimpse is a story of recovery, atoning for past mistakes, and facing fears. Maberry has had near success in Hollywood in the past, and Glimpse would make for an engaging adaptation on the silver screen and could make him more of a household name. Maberry has stated it is his favorite thing he has ever written. His most devoted readers of his ongoing series will surely clamor for more entries, but Glimpse sta...
  • Maranda
    If you are looking for a dark read about a recovering addict, with terrorizing dreams and basically a life full of regret and depression then you might want to take a glimpse into Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry. It was an effort for me to enjoy and finish this book. Redeeming characters pull this book along but they are all wrapped up in Rain Thomas' (our main character) shadow people. A physiological scent with unhappiness throughout. Get a bit of ...
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  • Erica Hatch
    Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry is a refreshingly original thriller that kept me totally captivated (but also incredibly nervous!) throughout. I just couldn't wait to see how this story played out!Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. I didn't really know what to expect going into this one, but holy cow! What a crazy ride! It was exciting and thrilling, but it...
  • Russell Ricard
    Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry hooked me on page one. And I literally found myself (as the saying goes) not wanting to put the book down until I finished reading it. The story centers around Rain, a former dancer, and three-years-clean addict, who still blames herself for the baby she gave up (at sixteen) for adoption—that and the death of her child’s father, a soldier, who died in the Iraq war. This is a story about PTSD, a nuanced exploration ...
  • Viccy
    Lorraine Thomas wakes up on Friday and goes to a job interview. She is coldly told the interview was yesterday, on Friday, today is Saturday. Rain knows she has not been using again, but somewhere she lost Friday. As she travels to the job interview, an older woman gives her a pair of glasses with a cracked lens and her life is sent down a rabbit hole. Rain is a mess. She has spent years addicted to every drug in the book and it all started after...
  • Maxine
    When I saw the cover and read the publisher's blurb for Glimpse by author John Maberry, I was expecting a thriller with supernatural elements sort of on the lines of John Connolly and Simon Toyne, two writers I enjoy quite a lot. This was not that. It's more horror than thriller, a genre I am not particularly fond of. It took me a while to decide to write a review as I always feel a stab of guilt critiquing a book in a genre I tend to avoid. Howe...
  • Pattyh
    Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview Glimpse by Jonathan Mayberry. Rain is a recovering drug addict living in New York City. She has been clean for a few years, but still fights her demons each day. She doesn't have much going for her except a small apartment, a neighbor "with benefits", and a cat she loves, and a dead boyfriend..Rain wakes one morning to go on an interview for a job. Her day doesn't start too well - as she waits fo...
  • Faith Hurst
    Sooooo good! I have read a lot of this author and I particularly have loved the Joe Ledger series. The tone and sarcasm of those works keeps me coming back.This is different. This is away from hat universe. I know there are others that have no connection but this is my first foray. This is a study of people's personal demons that they almost never realize are shared with those they know. This brought me back to my favorite authors. This seemed to...
  • Pete
    GLIMPSE begins with a quietly horrific possibility--what if you lost a day of your life, and you had no idea where it went?--but expands into a mythology of Maberry's own devising. None of this would work if we didn't believe in the characters, and Rain Thomas is as full-bodied character as one could ask for. As her world spirals out of control, Rain remains an engaging protagonist, and her allies stand on their own as well. GLIMPSE is an entirel...
  • Kathleen Gray
    I'd not read Maberry before and I'm not a regular reader of horror, so much of this was unfamiliar territory to me. That said, the story of Rain is intriguing and quite complex. The question of what was real and what was not kept dogging me. I put this down several times but picked it up again and finished it because I really did want to know what was going on. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. Maberry created intriguing characters, threw in a dog...
  • Rich Rosell
    For recovering addict Rain Thomas it starts with some bizarre random weirdness and quickly escalates to full-on supernatural freakiness. Nightmares beings and dream worlds begin to push through to the reality, as Maberry crafts a story with big time apocalyptic ramifications. As an added bonus, there's a secondary character - a 'gifted' investigator with special tattoos - that Maberry MUST give their own book to. Creepy, fun stuff...