I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Thriller
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Matthew Brand is a man on a mission. Imprisoned for killing those he felt responsible for his son’s senseless death, Brand was frozen to be studied and eventually die a slow death. However, Brand was a genius and all he’s had was time. Time to plan for his escape. Time to plan for more destruction. Time to plan a resurrection.
Brand is now free to bring his son back to life and wreak more vengeance on those he has deemed contributors to his loss; his wife, his child, and the time he’s spent locked away.
Matthew’s pain runs deep. What are a few more bodies when the end result will bring his son back to him? What happens when a man of extreme intelligence focuses all his anger and hatred at you?
The Devil’s Dream is perfectly told. Period. Every character is thought-provoking on some level; the disgraced scientist, the sex-aholic abuser, the workaholic agent, the alcoholic reporter. They were real people, dissected and painstakingly displayed for out entertainment.
I have not read such a compellingly told tale in quite a while and I doubt that they affected me the way this one did. Yes, it was brutal and Matthew, the main character, might be too dark for some people, but the author made me feel a certain empathy towards this serial killing, some might say, monster. That’s a feat in and of itself.
An eye for an eye is what Matthew knows and this makes him a very scary man. With nothing to live for, I’d be crazy to get in his way. People that get in his way don’t live very long and the death he has in store for you won’t be quick nor painless.
Everything; the pacing, the plot, the ending, was done brilliantly.
I am in awe.
Warning: This is a dark read and no one is safe.
I will definitely be reading more of Mr. Beer’s work.
Best read of 2014 so far~