Book Review: Apartment 7C by David Bernstein

22711407Title: Apartment 7C

Author: David Bernstein

Genre: Horror, Novella

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 3 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands.

Eighty-two-year-old Beth Baker can hear the cop in apartment 7C beating his wife. Again. She’s also having dreams—or are they visitations—of her dead daughter, Alice, who was killed fifty years ago by an abusive husband.

The message is clear—Beth has to take care of the cop. But he’s a decorated detective and over two hundred and fifty pounds of muscle, so what’s a little old lady like her going to do? When things turn ugly and the cop threatens Beth’s own life, she realizes she needs to resort to extreme measures. Blood must be shed.

Apartment 7C is a fast-paced novella about one woman’s revenge on the abusive cop living next door. The cop beats his wife, over and over again, each day, and the abuse is getting worse. Beth Baker, eighty-two-years-old, has been through something similar before, when her daughter got abused and Beth could do nothing about it.

Now Beth starts getting nightly visitations from her daughter’s ghost, who wants to convince her to murder the cop next door, before he hurts anyone else. Beth is driven by revenge, and nothing will stop her. But how does an eighty-two-year-old murder a cop with excellent condition?

Not scary, but certainly a little gore. Not for the faint of heart, I’d say.

An enjoyable read, and the writing was okay, but not much more. I had expected more from the writing – it wasn’t as atmospheric as I’d hoped. However, the story is okay, albeit a bit predictable.

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