Welcome to my stop on the book tour for The Stage Mother’s Club by Ron Capshaw! Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the tour invite. Read on for more info and my book review!
Johnny Jenkins is the child star of a controversial exorcism film, The Damned. A soldier suffering from PTSD, the only way he can keep his demons at bay is by writing.
As the cloistered, highly-successful writer of feel-good novels about mothers and sons, he has created for himself a comfort zone.
But he is soon brought back to the epicentre of his nightmares, his role in the movie and along the way discovers the horrifying backstory of The Damned.
This cover is so creepy, and is one of the first things that drew me into reading it! The Stage Mother’s Club by Ron Capshaw is the first book I’ve read by this author. I really enjoyed it!
This is a fantastically written horror novel that kept me on the edge of my seat. This is a Gothic horror crammed full of action, murder, blood, and gore. This is certainly not for the faint of heart and there is some sexual and child abuse situations that may trigger some people. However, none of that bothered me (I mean it did…but I’m a horror junky!)
It was very difficult for me to put this book down. It was easy to say, “one more chapter,” because the writing is very compelling. It’s told in first person through Johnny’s eyes. I really enjoyed this because it allowed me to really get to know him. I felt the rest of the characters were very well written as well.
Awesome horror read. If you’re a fan of action-packed, gruesome horror novels, this is one you should check out.
Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the free review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Ron Capshaw is a writer based in Florida. His work has appeared in The Daily Beast, National Review, and The New York Post. The Stage Mother’s Club is the culmination of his childhood obsessions with 70s horror films (The Exorcist and The Omen) and 80s action films.
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