Saturday, 28 July 2012

Chemical Flowers by Ian Woodhead & Suzanne Reeves

This is the story of a town called Sedgely. Something has gone horribly wrong in the town. Maria's brother has gone missing and he was last seen at a chemical plant there. Now she has come to Sedgely to find out what has happened to him. What she finds is a nightmare. Plant and human hybrids are tearing up the town, due to a chemical spill at the plant. What started off as a green eco fuel has now mutated into something far more dangerous and seemingly unstoppable. Maria, along with Harry, a townie who has lost his daughter, must solve the mystery and save the town from the horror.

Phew! Having just finished this, I am gasping for air. What a non-stop ride that was! Just the right amount of sex and gore to keep readers interested (made me think of a Richard Laymon book actually in that respect!) and a storyline that any B movie would be proud to show. Some parts were seriously creepy and I will certainly be looking at harmless plants in a whole new light! There were the usual good, bad and slapworthy characters, and the ending some of them met was wonderful. The ending was wonderful and seemed to me to leave it open for another. Suffice to say I hope this isn't these two authors only collaboration, as I think this could be the beginning of something big with a dream team at the helm.

1 comment:

  1. A great review...I'll be checking this book out, soon.