Ugly Faces

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Pub Date 13 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 02 Jul 2022

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Lexi Peters, a law student at Red Falls University, has a traumatic secret-a secret that has left her terrified of open spaces. When her best friend, Rachael, abandons her on winter break, a desperate and emotionally fragile Lexi must figure out how to make the 443-mile trip to her parents' house on her own, or else risk her condition regressing.

Mustering the courage to make the drive is the least of Lexi's troubles. Unbeknownst to her, she is heading straight into the eye of a storm. One of the worst on record. Lexi's psyche starts to unravel when her past comes back to haunt her. Familiar faces in a rusted truck are stalking her, and they're not the only ones. Through desolate canyons and flooded roads, Lexi will be pushed to the limits to manage her condition and escape from her shocking past. An intense, grueling game of life or death will leave her screaming in the middle of nowhere, fighting a mental breakdown.

Lexi Peters, a law student at Red Falls University, has a traumatic secret-a secret that has left her terrified of open spaces. When her best friend, Rachael, abandons her on winter break, a...


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I received an advanced copy of Ugly Faces. It was a fast read. It was very hard to put down. I felt anxiety reading the book. The story had me there feeling the character's fear. I enjoyed this book! Thanks to the author, publishers, and Brian Lupo fir allowing me to read the book. Highly recommend for a spooky, nail biting time!

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Excellent fast paced psychological horror thriller. What drew me to this title was the cross country, wild roads aspect. A young girl with serious social anxiety disorder and a horrific past is forced to travel by her lonesome back to her family in a rental car after being ditched by her travelling companion. As the book progresses Lexi’s mental health deteriorates further and further until she ends up in the web of a serial killer. The second half of the book proceeds like a home invasion set in a gas station / convenience market. Some nice twists and turns along the way, especially the ending. I knew something was going to come up, but not that, so well done. Not much wrong here, it’s a very good novella and would definitely recommend a read. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ebook for review.

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Lexi Peters, a law student at Red Falls University, has a traumatic secret-a secret that has left her terrified of open spaces. When her best friend, Rachael, abandons her on winter break, a desperate and emotionally fragile Lexi must figure out how to make the 443-mile trip to her parents’ house on her own, or else risk her condition regressing.
Mustering the courage to make the drive is the least of Lexi’s troubles. Unbeknownst to her, she is heading straight into the eye of a storm. One of the worst on record. Lexi’s psyche starts to unravel when her past comes back to haunt her. Familiar faces in a rusted truck are stalking her, and they’re not the only ones. Through desolate canyons and flooded roads, Lexi will be pushed to the limits to manage her condition and escape from her shocking past. An intense, grueling game of life or death will leave her screaming in the middle of nowhere, fighting a mental breakdown.

What a gripping read this was.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
Recommend reading.

I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review.

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Chilling psychological/horror novella

Lexi is getting ready to drive home on break from Red Falls University in southern California to San Francisco. Her best friend has promised to ride with her and cancels at the last minute. Lexi, who suffers from a crippling anxiety disorder that will make it almost impossible for her to drive alone decides to do just that.

But from the start of the trip circumstances pile up against Lexi, from a case of road rage to a terrible storm to terribly frightening happenings on the trip that threaten her grasp on reality.

I highly recommend this novella which has a few great twists.

I received this novella from BooksGoSocial through Net Galley in the hopes that I would read it and leave an unbiased review.

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Lexie is a young college student trying to heal from a traumatic assault she suffered at the age of eight. Terrified of the open spaces in the long drive to see her parents she is relying on her good friend to come along. When that falls through at the last minute Lexie is furious and terrified, but determined to drive despite offers of plane tickets. Lexie…..you should’ve flown.
What could possibly go wrong in a 6 hour drive? We have our sudden torrential storm, pileups and delays, a guy driving “the Beast” flips her off, two scruffy scary mean seem to lay in wait, a car drives backwards on the interstate at high speed, cars get rammed,….is this real or is Lexie’s paranoia kicking in? Someone seems to be after her. Why? What the …… is that a freakin’ clown now?
Finally, Lexie teams up with a few strangers, including Candace, a little girl. to try to get through the storm and to survive what or who has chased Lexie to that very spot.
This is a page turner of a book. The story goes from idle and revs to overdrive right from the start. Lexi’s survival instincts are on high alert from the start, she strategizes a stop for fast food to find “safe” families to tag along with on the route, freaks out a couple of guys toying with her, and expertly dodges in and out of traffic to lose anyone she deems as a threat, any ugly faced predators. By the end. We hope that Lexie is on the way to healing. It’s never that simple is it? Thanks to #netgalley this ARC. #UglyFaces was a wild ride.

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*Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for my honest review*

What a great little book - I got caught up in the action! I can see this being made into an excellent horror movie!!

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