Daphne by Josh Malerman

Daphne

Josh Malerman

272 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction horror dark mysterious tense slow-paced

Description

Horror has a new name: Daphne. A brutal, enigmatic woman stalks a high school basketball team in a reimagining of the slasher genre by the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box.“A superb serial killer novel and a great coming-of-age story....

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Community Reviews Summary of 865 reviews

Moods

dark 92%
tense 78%
mysterious 69%
emotional 25%
reflective 11%
challenging 10%
adventurous 8%
sad 8%
hopeful 5%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 46%
fast 33%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Plot: 25% | Character: 18% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 21%

Loveable characters?

No: 38% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 9%

Average rating

3.45

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