The Suicide Motor Club
Driving down the highway while on vacation, Judith, Robert, and Glendon Lamb’s lives are changed forever when two cars pull up beside them. The monsters inside pull Glendon into their car, then run Judith and Robert off the road in a horrendous wreck. When Judith wakes in the hospital, Robert is dead, Glendon is still missing, and Judith is devastated. As she struggles to put her life back together, the monsters continue their rampage up and down the highways of America…
The Suicide Motor Club is like a Beach Boys song gone bad, a ’60s-era muscle car movie with vampires in place of drag-racing teens. And it’s surprisingly effective at melding all these elements into one cohesive narrative. Judith is given ample time to grieve and question herself, the reader is given ample time to ponder just how we’d confront the same horrific scenario, and the vampires are given ample time to display all their terrible qualities in numerous blood-soaked set-pieces designed for maximum unpleasantness.
Although the climax of the novel feels a bit too convenient in hindsight, Buehlman does a fine job straddling the line between creating seemingly-unstoppable villains and giving the final girl a fair shake at taking them down.
|Page Count||368 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|