Will keep you guessing until the very end. Filled with tension and very suspenful. Enjoy this well told thriller by a new to me author. Happy reading!
I Enjoyed everything about this book there was nothing I didn't like about the book. I Like the setting,the writing style,the plot,the plot twists and the characters in the book were amazing.I would gladly reread it again.
"I had killed her, and I was glad I killed her."
This is the opening line to Darren Will's horrifying tale, where we follow the puppet master at the center of it in interspersed chapters headed Malevolence. A word described in the opening foreword as "the quality of causing or wanting to cause harm or evil."
The story begins with secondary school teacher Dominic in police custody after a fatal shooting at his home. Contrary to the evidence, he claims he is not guilty, despite admitting to the shooting.
The next chapter goes back 35 years to a home birth undertaken in secret. The two scenes are linked and provide the solution to the shooting. It is up to the reader to piece the puzzle together.
I do not want to give too much of the plot away, but would simply say, that it relies on a premise much loved by many of the previous writers of the thriller or horror genre.
Although, for the rational minded, ultimately the central theme of the plot may be a bit too far fetched, the book nevertheless provides more than enough thrills and in the end gruesome moments.
It also has that spinetingling last page that will keep the reader guessing.
Overall, not a bad way to spend a few hours in the company of some rather disagreeable individuals.
A social thriller set in the current times, this book provides an excellent action packed read.
It portrays the life of a young couple initially trying to overcome the husband's indiscretion and succeed only to be thwarted by the actions of a sadistic psychopath.
The disappearance of the wife, leads the partner to assume she could not forgive him, despite the loving caring relationship they had rebuilt. Only for her to return three months later. His desperation for their life to resume leads him to deny the changes in her. Until trying to rekindle and resume their life together becomes a nightmare.
The character's feel real and draw the reader into the story. The language and style enable you to relate to the emotional trauma experienced and empathise.
As the wife's actions become more sinister, he begins to challenge them, will this be a predictable ending to a great story or not, read it and find out.
by Sunny Book Review
A woman gives birth in a dingy upstairs room. Her baby is bought illegally by a wealthy couple. Thirty-five years later, Dominic Walker, a teacher, is arrested for murder – but his story is too fantastic for the police to believe...
Dominic and Laura are rebuilding their marriage after a crisis. Dominic has problems, but his marriage is everything. One day, when Laura disappears unexpectedly, Dominic is left to try and work it all out.
Months later she returns home out of the blue, bringing paradise back to Dominic’s life. But something’s not right. Laura has changed.
As events become ever more peculiar and Laura’s behaviour more unsettling, the tension grows. Dominic begins to wonder just who his wife actually is. And all the while, danger is lurking.
Death is coming. The question is, for whom? And how are the events of thirty-five years ago entwined with the present?
This is a brilliant read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believeable.
Great suspense and action with wonderful world building that adds so much to the story.
Can't wait to read more of these.
What a Fantastic book!! I love a book when after reading the first page I can not put it down, well this is the book. I loved that the book was very descriptive and the characters felt like you knew them. If you want an awesome thriller trust me read this one!
Beneath the Blood moon, gripped me right from the start. The synopsis seems confusing, but don't hesitate, please get this, you'll feel the satisfaction of having read a good mystery/thriller. The story has lot of details about surroundings, its kind of world-building and the characters well blend with the story.
I did enjoy this book however it was obvious from the start which way the book was going to go. This does not detract from the story in itself but I kept wishing that the author has not made it so clear from the start, as if this was not the case the book would have been worth far more stars. All I all a good book.
Wow - this is a journey I thoroughly enjoyed. You can tell that the author is an Alfred Hitchcock Fan, though this is in no way a pastiche. This is a new voice in thriller writing. You'll love it.
This was an easy to read thriller that kept my attention all the way through! Lots of twists and surprises I didn't see coming. Very good, would recommend....
Really enjoyed this couldn’t put it down. I was hooked right from the start. It was full of twists and turns. A good ending. I hope a sequel is in the works.
by NetGalley review
I am a teacher by trade and have been that for more years than I care to admit. Recently, I have taken to writing thrillers, books I probably wouldnâ€™t be encouraging my students to read. I am currently writing the third book in my trilogy, a kidnapping story with a difference, and would recommend all three of these stories to anybody who likes to be on the edge of their seat when reading.