Take Your Turn, Teddy

Take Your Turn, Teddy

4.19 (172 ratings by Goodreads)
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No one knows your darkness like your own Shadow.

Nothing has been normal for Teddy, not since discovering the harsh identity of the monster he had been living with his whole life-his own father. Teddy and his mother leave that behind to start over in a small Indiana township. But as Teddy begins to learn of humanity's monsters, he unveils an otherworldly evil he calls "The Shadow." The Shadow tests Teddy's vulnerability and growing sense of isolation, poisoning his mind and conjuring a vile killer-in-the-making.

A year later, Officer Leonard Strode is called in to offer consultation on a case similar to the most brutal and scarring of those he's worked on before. One is the case of Jackie Warren, the other, Theodore "Teddy" Blackwood - two missing children. As he and two other officers follow the trail of clues, Strode is haunted by the ghosts of his own past and is horrified to find them wreaking havoc on his present.

When both Teddy and Strode finally meet face-to-face, they must confront their inner darkness as well or else be consumed by it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20mm | 445g
  • English
  • 1636765556
  • 9781636765556
  • 2,183,227

Review quote

"A creepy, blood-soaked capture of the lonely and poignant horrors of childhood-Take Your Turn, Teddy never lets up."

- Meg Hafdahl, Author of The Science of Stephen King

"Take Your Turn, Teddy offers a disturbing glimpse of how a broken spirit can unleash powerful demons of the soul. Absolutely captivating-I couldn't put it down."

- Sadie Hartmann, Cemetery Dance

"A gripping and shocking tale that will suck you in and leave you gasping by the end. Terrifyingly terrific!" - You'll Read Too Bookclub

"Take Your Turn, Teddy is a wonderfully dark story with a vividly gripping tension. Newlin's prose and storytelling takes you on a truly wild ride through a twisted narrative full of blood and everyday terrors that linger long after you've finished the last page."

- Claire L. Smith, Author of Helena
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Rating details

172 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 45% (77)
4 36% (62)
3 14% (24)
2 4% (7)
1 1% (2)
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