ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Fear Itself by Duffy Prendergast

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Fear Itself by Duffy Prendergast


Children will be the death of you.

Especially if they spike your wine with antifreeze. That is what Mathew Derrick suspects his precious young Sarah did to her mother so that she could have daddy all to herself. But the police think that he killed his wife after discovering that his daughter was the product of an extra-marital affair. Rather than face the wrath of the law he takes little Sarah and runs. Although he manages to elude the law, he can t escape Sarah s unquenchable wrath for the women in his life.

Could this adorable and seemingly innocent child really be a murderess? And if not, who is killing the loves of his life, and why?



“Duffy Prendergast is an amazing writer.” Fear Itself is “Jaw-dropping…Thrilling…Definitely a must read.” –Cheryl Schopen/Readers Favorite

Fear Itself “grabs you right at the start and pushes you… it’s very mysterious and different….The best depictions of characters I have ever read!…Mr. Prendergast blew my mind.” –Cat Gitane/OnlineBookClub 


Purchasing Information

Publisher: Tate Publishing
Page Count: 434
Price: 20.69
Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.9
Release Date: February 2014
ISBN-10: 1630631256
ISBN-13: 978-1630631253



Discussion Questions

  1. What did you think of the book overall?
  2. Did the ending surprise you?
  3. Was the novel suspenseful?
  4. Who did you expect the murderess would be?
  5. Would you recommend this novel to friends?



Duffy Prendergast is a freelance writer and fiction author. He received his BA in English from John Carroll University where he studied creative writing under Mark Winegardner. He has published work in the Sig Sec Quarterly and editorials in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.


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One Reply to “ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Fear Itself by Duffy Prendergast”

  1. Has anyone else read this? It’s a twisted, but excellent read. I’d like to know if I’m the only one who was weirded out by this book.

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