Tuesday, 21 January 2014
This was a high octane, high energy gorefest. It was, quite simply, fab. I loved the idea, and the twist at the end sort of left the door open for more, or an expansion of this novella. The characters were solid, and although there were only a few of them, they carried the story well. The pace belted along, and I was swept up in the story until the end. I totally recommend this as a quick read, that packs a lot of punch!
Friday, 17 January 2014
I enjoyed this, it was a nice easy read with a great flow to it. The tension was kept up throughout the length of the book, and culminated in the sudden and unexpected ending. The characters were solid and believable, and their fear was tangible. This was a great horror novella from a bright new talent on the horror scene.
Saturday, 11 January 2014
This was a fast paced, smack you in the mouth serial killer thriller. I was onto a winner straight away as it is in my favourite genre. I read it in two sitting as it sucked me in totally. The characters were so easy to warm to, and I felt for John when his backstory was revealed. The twist at the end was as shocking as it was unexpected. This is the 2nd book I have read from this author, and I shall be on the lookout for more.
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
This was a truly unique book. I must admit it took me a while to get used to the strange narrative but once I did, there was no stopping me. The story was gritty, and visceral and will stay with me for a long time I think. That's partly why I have left this review for a couple of days, as I was still inwardly digesting the story. I loved the characters, they had an edge and a rawness that appealed to me. The pace was unrelenting, and forced me to read it in three sittings! All in all, this is a belter of a debut, and would be thrilled to read more from this author.