Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters

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FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker’s fee.

Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment.

Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it’s too good to pass up.

Big mistake. Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs . . . or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she’s going mad—until a more sinister explanation presents itself: she may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from Hell.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Ben H. Winters

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Ben H. Winters was nominated for an Edgar Award for his novel The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman. He is also the author of the New York Times best seller Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. He lives with his wife and children in Boston. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published September 6, 2011 by Quirk Books. 260 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But upon moving in, Susan begins to notice things that she had not observed during the apartment walk-through...Windows that will not stay open, floorboards that stick up....a strange smell in the "bonus room" and a strange clicking noise from an indiscernible source are only a few of the seeming...

Sep 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Bedbugs

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Ben H. Winters' itch-inducing psychological thriller builds the tension so exquisitely that readers won't mind the rather pedestrian denouement.

Oct 31 2011 | Read Full Review of Bedbugs

Geeks of Doom

The next morning, Susan wakes up to a crescent-shaped spec on her pillow that might be blood or possibly paint, while the portrait of Jessica seems to have sprouted ugly welts on her face that Susan does not remember painting.

Sep 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Bedbugs

Winters challenges his characters with an infestation in his book Bedbugs.

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