Friday, 10 January 2014

Darkfall by Dean Koontz

Reviewer: Gillian Hamer, author of The Charter

What we thought: There’s something under the little girl’s bed, scuffling, tugging at the lamp lead. Eyes that glow silvery in the dark. Bodies found with hundreds of bite marks. Rats. But not rats. Someone – or something – is taking revenge on the drug dealing scum of New York City. Yes, we’re reading horror. But this time with a mix of American detective fiction. Does it work? You know I rather think it does. The cops are bumbling along as only US cops can do, missing leads and tripping over their own feet while worrying about voodoo and the like. But of course, there’s always one good cop who will save the day – especially when his own family are at risk. I can’t really discuss the denouement at all without spoiling the story, so I won’t, but trust me it’s worth the wait. I really enjoyed this book, and other than the occasional slip into horror cliché, it’s well worth a read for any fans of this genre.

You’ll enjoy this if you like: Stephen King, Shaun Hutson, Catherine Cookson.

Avoid if you don’t like: Blood and gore. Rats that aren’t rats. American cops.

Ideal accompaniments: Shot of Jack Daniels and a cushion to hide behind.

Genre: Horror

Available from Amazon

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