Saturday, September 30, 2017

 Amazing. Disturbing. Haunting. This is a book that I won’t easily or soon forget with its dark and gripping tale of life and death. Warning, it is not for the faint of heart. This book will get inside you and kick your guts around fifty ways to Sunday. There is no “being a bystander” in this novel…Thomas Apostle pulls you into the dark and twisted world and won’t let you escape until the last pages. This is a book that genuinely kept my interest, and after I put it down (once!- to eat) I was eager to resume where I’d left off. But I knew I’d love this book from the opening pages and I wasn’t disappointed! It is definitely written different, both stylistically and in tone than other books I’ve read in this genre. Most of the dialogue is one way (to a very charismatic mouse named Cecil) and much of the events are narrated to the reader from Thomas’s perspective.  I liked that it wasn’t like every other thriller out there, and at times had a more surreal, literary bent that goes deeper than your ordinary action-packed type novel. Very impressive (I really enjoyed the epilogue also). A must read for fans of literary drama mystery, suspense, and psychological thrillers. (4-5 stars).  Indie Book Reviewers.