Author: Gavin Hetherington
Series: Abyssal Sanctuary, #1
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Publisher: Gavin Hetherington
Publication Date: October 9th, 2013
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo
Witness the Birth of Fear.
There has always been something wrong with the sinister and secluded town of Lakefield View. For one, people get murdered on the streets and nobody does anything about it. Even if they hear their screams curse the night skies, the number of saints has diminished. But it isn’t the sick and twisted residents of Lakefield View that are the ones who you should avoid… it’s the killers, the psychopaths, the witches and the monsters you should watch out for.
Five unsuspecting workers of a picturesque café get the shock of their lives when a family member is killed before their eyes. A chain of events ensue and they are all catapulted down a spiralling road of mystery and magic, each struggling to overcome constant obstacles that threaten their lives and the safety of their families. As the mystery progresses and the secrets get darker, the friends find it harder and harder to keep their heads above water.
The only thing worse than being alone in the dark, is finding out you’re not!
A prism of genres, Remnants of the Damned promises to be a truly different approach of a series of novels with one of the main characters being gay – a rare occurrence in a mainstream piece of literature in this kind of genre.
“…Everybody has a secret. Behind every smile lies a dark story. Behind every hello is a hidden goodbye.”
Do you feel that? That’s the hair on the back of your neck standing up! That’s the goosebumps slowly taking over. And that is a book you’re not going to want to put down. Holy jumpin’ books! What an opening! From the book cover alone, you know your about to ready something spooky, add in the synopsis and I’m sure your ready to plug-in your night-light!
“A sly fog rolled into the town like a flood from the forest, completely embedding the ground, hiding the pavements and roads from naked eyes.”
This was perfect for opening up on my imagination. The detailing and description through this book had me feeling like I was actually there among the characters, and that is an amazing feeling to have while reading a book. Remnants of the Damned started with a fast paced prologue that has you jumping right into the story. I loved how fast paced it was, this book had a perfect flow and there wasn’t a point when I thought the story line was too slow or too fast.
Gavin decision to have multiple POV’s from all the main characters was absolute genius! From this you get to experience and see the scenario from a different angle, which makes this book so much more fastening. While there was room for improvement with the writing style I still strongly believe that Gavin Hetherington is an author to look out for!
Overall, Remnants of the Damned has every single element to classify this as a horror story and a good one at that! A spooky fast paced read that ends with a cliffhanger and makes you want to run out and grab the next book! Sadly, I’ll have to wait until October, cue the sigh! Sigh.
I give this 4 ‘high pitch screams’ butterflies!
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