Visits by John Phelps
As it’s October, I’ve been trying to get more horror novels featured, as I honestly believe they don’t get the attention the deserve. This is an amazing book! 🙂
Tony Lansing has just killed a young woman.
He’d never killed anyone before even though he’d met plenty of people who deserved it. He just never had the nerve. For sixty years, it had always been easier to turn the other cheek; to turn tail and run.
But not anymore.
Now he knows he can stand up for himself. He doesn’t need to take everything that life dishes out.
He can push back.
He can get even.
And … getting even feels pretty damn good.
So he makes a list of all the people in his life who’ve done him wrong. His ex-wife, a former lover or two, an old friend … they all make the list.
But as Tony pays unexpected and very unwelcome visits to old acquaintances, he learns that getting even has a price. A price much higher than he’s willing to pay
Grade: A- (4 Stars)
This is a fabulous book.. it’s interesting, well crafted, and pretty darn terrifying. This book takes you into the mind of Tony, who has just had a lot of shit handed to him throughout life, and finally snaps and kills a hooker. This isn’t a spoiler, it’s a fact. You face this in the beginning of the book. From the prologue on, I was in the book til then end. I couldn’t help it, I couldn’t put it down. I loved it.
First, the only reason it got an A- was because in the formatting there’s some errors that ended up throwing me out of the story a little bit. It’s not a big deal, and it doesn’t by any means ruin the book, but it just wanted edited to 5 star standards. Otherwise, this book was great! It’s a 5 star read, just not edited that way right now.
The descriptions in this book are unbelievable. The author has a uncanny knack for describing places so well, you’d believe he was standing there while writing. That he followed this killer around to write this novel, but the descriptions of places are spot on, and make you feel so included in the story, it’s actually slightly terrifying. He creates realistic places and then fills them with realistic characters. This author does not take the easy way out. Here’s another horror writer who’s committed to writing a realistic, terrifying story, and doesn’t need to censor himself to do so. Yes, there’s some language in this book, and quite a bit of gore, so if that’s not for you, now you know, and you can pass on this book. Horror readers, here’s another great book that seems to have been overlooked slightly. It’s got all the right twists and turns, and will keep you engaged until the end! Plus, the ending is great.
If you like horror, check this book out. You won’t regret it!
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.