Bad Man

Bad Man

Reddit horror sensation Dathan Auerbach delivers a devilishly dark novel about a young boy who goes missing, and the brother who won't stop looking for him. Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Vanished right into the sticky air of the Florida Panhandle. They say Reddit horror sensation Dathan Auerbach delivers a devilishly dark novel about a young boy who goes missing, and ...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Bad Man
Author:Dathan Auerbach
Rating:
Genres:Horror
ISBN:B077CR876S
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Bad Man Reviews

  • Crowinator
    Sep 06, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

    I was so stoked when I was approved to read an advanced copy of Dathan Auerbach's upcoming sophomore novel Bad Man. I devoured Penpal in a day, and it's stuck with me ever since. This one is in the same general neighborhood but doesn't leave as strong an impression. Don't get me wrong,...

    I enjoyed Bad Man very much. The progressive creepiness was a delight and the highs and lows of the progression were spaced nicely. Even when the progression slowed to a snail's pace, it still managed to build ever so slightly--plenty to keep you interested and moving forward waitin...

    I got a lot of questions ...

    First I want to thank netgalley and the author for an advanced copy of this book for my kindle. This book started out really well but started dragging towards the middle and the end really disappointed me!! I enjoyed the depth of the characters and you could feel the pain coming from...

    Review to follow. ...

    You can also find this review on my blog. 2.5 ? cw: child abduction, abuse, fat-shaming, racism/slurs disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for review consideration. All of the opinions presented below are my own. I?...

    Bad Man, by Dathan Auerbach, follows the story of Ben who loses his brother at a grocery store one afternoon. Flash forward to five years in the future and Ben has not given up hope in finding his brother and starts working at that same grocery store! Ben can sense something is wrong w...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars I have plenty to say about this book but no time in which to say it at the moment. I hope to write more about it, particularly the ending, soon. It had all the hallmarks of a book I would love and yet it left me feeling dissatisfied. (view spoiler)[My fee...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Aug 05, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

  • Irene
    Jun 14, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

  • Patrice Hoffman
    Aug 19, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

  • Mindi
    Jul 22, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

  • Autumn Is Azathoth
    Jan 25, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

  • Judy Collins
    Aug 06, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

    I was so stoked when I was approved to read an advanced copy of Dathan Auerbach's upcoming sophomore novel Bad Man. I devoured Penpal in a day, and it's stuck with me ever since. This one is in the same general neighborhood but doesn't leave as strong an impression. Don't get me wrong,...

    I enjoyed Bad Man very much. The progressive creepiness was a delight and the highs and lows of the progression were spaced nicely. Even when the progression slowed to a snail's pace, it still managed to build ever so slightly--plenty to keep you interested and moving forward waitin...

    I got a lot of questions ...

    First I want to thank netgalley and the author for an advanced copy of this book for my kindle. This book started out really well but started dragging towards the middle and the end really disappointed me!! I enjoyed the depth of the characters and you could feel the pain coming from...

    Review to follow. ...

  • Emily
    Jul 21, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

  • Amy
    Mar 09, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    Jan 29, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Aug 05, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

  • Stephanie (That's What She Read)
    Jul 16, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

  • Mariana
    Jul 08, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

  • Kimberly
    Aug 23, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

  • Don Gillette
    Jun 23, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

    I was so stoked when I was approved to read an advanced copy of Dathan Auerbach's upcoming sophomore novel Bad Man. I devoured Penpal in a day, and it's stuck with me ever since. This one is in the same general neighborhood but doesn't leave as strong an impression. Don't get me wrong,...

    I enjoyed Bad Man very much. The progressive creepiness was a delight and the highs and lows of the progression were spaced nicely. Even when the progression slowed to a snail's pace, it still managed to build ever so slightly--plenty to keep you interested and moving forward waitin...

  • Cupcakes & Machetes
    Apr 27, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

  • Tiffany PSquared
    Mar 05, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Jul 21, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

  • J
    May 27, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

    I was so stoked when I was approved to read an advanced copy of Dathan Auerbach's upcoming sophomore novel Bad Man. I devoured Penpal in a day, and it's stuck with me ever since. This one is in the same general neighborhood but doesn't leave as strong an impression. Don't get me wrong,...

  • Cameron Chaney
    Aug 07, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

  • Morgyn Peterson
    Jun 29, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

    I was so stoked when I was approved to read an advanced copy of Dathan Auerbach's upcoming sophomore novel Bad Man. I devoured Penpal in a day, and it's stuck with me ever since. This one is in the same general neighborhood but doesn't leave as strong an impression. Don't get me wrong,...

    I enjoyed Bad Man very much. The progressive creepiness was a delight and the highs and lows of the progression were spaced nicely. Even when the progression slowed to a snail's pace, it still managed to build ever so slightly--plenty to keep you interested and moving forward waitin...

    I got a lot of questions ...

  • Robin Bonne
    Mar 17, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

  • Brandy Humphrey
    Aug 12, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

  • Sarah Ames-Foley
    Sep 15, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

    I was so stoked when I was approved to read an advanced copy of Dathan Auerbach's upcoming sophomore novel Bad Man. I devoured Penpal in a day, and it's stuck with me ever since. This one is in the same general neighborhood but doesn't leave as strong an impression. Don't get me wrong,...

    I enjoyed Bad Man very much. The progressive creepiness was a delight and the highs and lows of the progression were spaced nicely. Even when the progression slowed to a snail's pace, it still managed to build ever so slightly--plenty to keep you interested and moving forward waitin...

    I got a lot of questions ...

    First I want to thank netgalley and the author for an advanced copy of this book for my kindle. This book started out really well but started dragging towards the middle and the end really disappointed me!! I enjoyed the depth of the characters and you could feel the pain coming from...

    Review to follow. ...

    You can also find this review on my blog. 2.5 ? cw: child abduction, abuse, fat-shaming, racism/slurs disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for review consideration. All of the opinions presented below are my own. I?...

  • Ruthy lavin
    Sep 04, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    Jul 29, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

  • Shaylee Jenkins
    Aug 08, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

    I was so stoked when I was approved to read an advanced copy of Dathan Auerbach's upcoming sophomore novel Bad Man. I devoured Penpal in a day, and it's stuck with me ever since. This one is in the same general neighborhood but doesn't leave as strong an impression. Don't get me wrong,...

    I enjoyed Bad Man very much. The progressive creepiness was a delight and the highs and lows of the progression were spaced nicely. Even when the progression slowed to a snail's pace, it still managed to build ever so slightly--plenty to keep you interested and moving forward waitin...

    I got a lot of questions ...

    First I want to thank netgalley and the author for an advanced copy of this book for my kindle. This book started out really well but started dragging towards the middle and the end really disappointed me!! I enjoyed the depth of the characters and you could feel the pain coming from...

    Review to follow. ...

    You can also find this review on my blog. 2.5 ? cw: child abduction, abuse, fat-shaming, racism/slurs disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for review consideration. All of the opinions presented below are my own. I?...

    Bad Man, by Dathan Auerbach, follows the story of Ben who loses his brother at a grocery store one afternoon. Flash forward to five years in the future and Ben has not given up hope in finding his brother and starts working at that same grocery store! Ben can sense something is wrong w...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars I have plenty to say about this book but no time in which to say it at the moment. I hope to write more about it, particularly the ending, soon. It had all the hallmarks of a book I would love and yet it left me feeling dissatisfied. (view spoiler)[My fee...

    I recieved a free advanced copy from NetGalley First off I would like to say this cover is stunning! It's super creepy and I wanted to read this before i even read the synopsis! In the prologue I was super excited because I got a Stephen King vibe... That's where it ended for me... ...

  • Dennis
    Jul 04, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

  • Cassie-Traveling Sister-
    Jul 31, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

    I was so stoked when I was approved to read an advanced copy of Dathan Auerbach's upcoming sophomore novel Bad Man. I devoured Penpal in a day, and it's stuck with me ever since. This one is in the same general neighborhood but doesn't leave as strong an impression. Don't get me wrong,...

    I enjoyed Bad Man very much. The progressive creepiness was a delight and the highs and lows of the progression were spaced nicely. Even when the progression slowed to a snail's pace, it still managed to build ever so slightly--plenty to keep you interested and moving forward waitin...

    I got a lot of questions ...

    First I want to thank netgalley and the author for an advanced copy of this book for my kindle. This book started out really well but started dragging towards the middle and the end really disappointed me!! I enjoyed the depth of the characters and you could feel the pain coming from...

  • Alex findingmontauk1
    Aug 06, 2018

    As a long-time browser of r/NoSleep and fan of Dathan?s work, when I learned that Bad Man was being released, I was so excited. To learn that he was coming out with his first ever full-length novel?and his first new work in way too long?had me rushing to request this one, and I w...

    3.5/5 stars Eric and Ben are not only brothers, but friends. Ben is Eric's older brother and not only loves his brother, but is extremely protective. One day, while at the small Northern Florida town's grocery store, Eric goes missing. Eric's disappearance becomes a media circus for...

    When I learned I would be getting an advanced reading copy of, Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach, I went ahead and ordered his first book, PenPal. Horror readers are really polarized about PenPal, falling pretty consistently on one side of the fence or the other. A little research on the int...

    When I think about what makes a good horror story, one of the most important components is the atmosphere. Auerbach sets us up in a small Floridian town and then strips us of all sense of security and comfort. He surrounds his characters with grief, poverty, and suspicion, and therefor...

    Nota real: 2.5 estrellas Este libro lo tenía todo para encantarme: un niño desaparecido misteriosamente, símbolos extraños, un pueblo pequeño, personajes que parecen ocultar terribles secretos... sin embargo, me resultó pesado y algo desesperante. La editorial me envío un ...

    DNF @ Page 140. I gave this book two chances. The first seventy or so pages didn?t grab me, so I started over. Things went better, until . . . I became bored. And more bored. Unfortunately, there just isn?t enough here to carry a novel. A young man?s younger brother goes miss...

    This ARC was provided to the Night Worms by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review. I've been thinking about how to review this one for a few days now. Some of the Night Worms actually had a discussion about the book before we reviewed it. We almost never do that, but it seemed ...

    BAD MAN, by Dathan Auerbach, is the first book I have read by this author. While there were some horrific elements (the loss of a child would hit just about anyone as horror), I saw this as more of a mystery/sometimes delving into fantasy. I found myself reading just to get to the endi...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/08/14/... Is there anything more heart-wrenching than a tale about a child gone missing? For protagonist Ben, there is no deeper anguish. Five years ago, his little brother Eric disappeared from a grocery store while...

    Review: BAD MAN by Dathan Auerbach An engrossing horror novel which seems to start out carefully, but almost immediately segues into flat-out horror, from then on BAD MAN is non-stop horror, tragedy, grief, suspense, terror. There are no "normal" folks in this story (except perhaps ...

    Despite my best efforts, after making it nearly halfway through this book I just could not bring myself to go on and had to DNF. I kept hoping SOMETHING would happen to keep me engaged and it didn't. It shouldn't take nearly 200 pages for a book to reel me in, and from what I can tell,...

    To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story. Ben is charged with going to...

    A chilling and entertaining sophomore novel. I went into reading this book with high hopes, and I certainly wasn?t disappointed. The protagonist, Ben is still searching for his missing brother, Eric. He takes a job at the same grocery store he lost his brother in years ago. He begi...

    If you'd like to see a video review of BAD MAN, click HERE. If you prefer written reviews, read on! BAD MAN follows the story of a young man named Ben whose life has been crumbling around him ever since his little brother was kidnapped at a grocery store five years ago while in Ben'...

    ARC provided by Doubleday in exchange for an honest review I first became familiar with Dathan Auerbach several years ago when he was known as /u/1000Vultures on Reddit. He wrote the serial-creepypasta series, Penpal, in the /r/nosleep subreddit. No Sleep?s subreddit has one rule:...

    Ahhhhh.... frustrated, frustrated, and frustrated ? Penpal was one of my most favourite reads last year - I adored it. Ever Since the moment I finished it I?ve been constantly googling Dathan to see if I can find out when and if he was publishing more work. It felt like a long wa...

    2.5 Stars Ben lost his little brother Eric in a grocery store. His family has had a hard time moving on from the incident. Ben decides to take a job at the grocery store where his brother went missing. That's where the troubles start. This story had a lot of atmosphere. There we...

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Now this is what I was looking for when I said I wanted a good mystery. Ben's younger brother, Eric, disappeared from the local grocery store five years ago while Ben was in charge of watchin...

    I was not a huge fan of Penpal, but figured I would give Bad Man a shot for the Nightworms group read. Apparently I have a hard time connecting with this author's writing. I could not get into this book. I read for quite a bit & nothing ever happened that held my attention. The...

    "Somewhere in the distance, lightning lit the sky on fire, and it screamed in pain." Bad Man will be published on August 7 and is available for pre-order now. It is told from the point of view of Ben, a young man who lost his little brother 5 years ago and never forgave himself an...

    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a advanced DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review! Off The Press Reads: Blog ? Instagram ? Bloglovin' ...

    I was so stoked when I was approved to read an advanced copy of Dathan Auerbach's upcoming sophomore novel Bad Man. I devoured Penpal in a day, and it's stuck with me ever since. This one is in the same general neighborhood but doesn't leave as strong an impression. Don't get me wrong,...

    I enjoyed Bad Man very much. The progressive creepiness was a delight and the highs and lows of the progression were spaced nicely. Even when the progression slowed to a snail's pace, it still managed to build ever so slightly--plenty to keep you interested and moving forward waitin...

    I got a lot of questions ...

    First I want to thank netgalley and the author for an advanced copy of this book for my kindle. This book started out really well but started dragging towards the middle and the end really disappointed me!! I enjoyed the depth of the characters and you could feel the pain coming from...

    Review to follow. ...

    You can also find this review on my blog. 2.5 ? cw: child abduction, abuse, fat-shaming, racism/slurs disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for review consideration. All of the opinions presented below are my own. I?...

    Bad Man, by Dathan Auerbach, follows the story of Ben who loses his brother at a grocery store one afternoon. Flash forward to five years in the future and Ben has not given up hope in finding his brother and starts working at that same grocery store! Ben can sense something is wrong w...