About the Book:
- by Kristin Dearborn
- Paranormal / Horror
- Publication: October 15th 2013
- Publisher: DarkFuse
- Received From: DarkFuse
- Rating: 4/5
A tropical paradise…
Jemma and Alex are paranormal investigators, writing a book on hauntings around the world. When Jemma begins researching a cryptic diary written by a young woman who committed suicide on a supposedly haunted island in the Philippines years earlier, they think they’ve found their next chapter.
A tragic past…
It doesn’t take long for the pair to learn that the island harbors long-buried secrets, while savagely mutilated bodies turn its cerulean seas bloodred around them.
An ancient legend…
For the spirits here are demanding, and Jemma must confront her own demons while attempting to save herself and Alex from taking a permanent vacation to Sacrifice Island.
Yay! Horror! And a female writer writing horror. It’s fabulous!
I was right into this one. There are a few paragraphs, the first being one of them, that gives you just a little bit of information about the island. Not enough to really give you any detail, but enough to make you want to read more. And speaking of detail, I loved the amount in this. There were certain paragraphs that I was really impressed with and I found myself loving the detail that Kristin put into this.
However, it does slow down. After the first paragraph and after I read about the main characters, which have their own issues they certainly didn’t need any more crap added in, the story slows. I think a few things could have been taken out, but I understood why Kristin has the info there. It’s about more than just being a horror, it’s about how the characters react to that horror and to their own lives.
And being that it is horror, there was just enough in this that kept me really wanting to read, but not so much that if you are someone that doesn’t enjoy blood and guts, you will not get turned off.
So, all in all I am really glad I reviewed this one and I’m really psyched about picking up more of her work! If you enjoy reading horror for Halloween, you’ll like this one! And it’s pretty short and mostly fast paced!
About the Author:
If it screams, squelches, or bleeds, Kristin Dearborn has probably written about it. She revels in comments like “But you look so normal…how do you come up with that stuff?” A life-long New Englander, she aspires to the footsteps of the local masters, Messrs. King and Lovecraft. When not writing or rotting her brain with cheesy horror flicks (preferably creature features!) she can be found scaling rock cliffs or zipping around Vermont on a motorcycle, or gallivanting around the globe