Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review - The Banishing

Book Description:
When Melissa first notices the change in her husband - subtle at first - she thinks it may be the stress of moving into their new home. Or working long hours. But soon her husband turns into something far darker, far more sinister. Who or what is the dark shadow living beneath her husband? What is haunting him? Melissa must quickly find the answer to these questions, because Mark is changing, and fast. Soon her fight will be for her life, as well as for her marriage.
Genre: Horror


My review:

I was a little unsure when I first started this book and it took me a few pages to get used to the writing style. But seriously no more than 10 pages in I was hooked.

What starts as a mystery story of why Melissa's husband is changing and seems to be keeping things from her quickly turns into a suspenseful tale of horror. You are right there with Melissa as she figures out what is going on. You can understand why her friends are trying to get her to leave. But at the same time you understand why she has to stay and find out the truth.

The story is set at a good pace, it doesn't lag or seem to go too fast. We find out quite a bit about Melissa and her husband, with only a couple hints as to what type of people her friends are. But as they truly are secondary characters we do find out plenty.

The book comes to quite the surprising conclusion. I have to admit it was completely unexpected. Part of me does wonder what happens next.

If you are looking for a good horror/suspense novel, this is one you should pick up and she is a writer to watch for. I fully expect to see more from her in the future and am looking forward to it.

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