Published by Damnation Books LLC on 8/14/14
Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller
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Dead Works was a short novel of supernatural and and psychological horror.
Eric is a graduate psychology student jumping through the various hoops that such a doctor must, before becoming officially licensed. As such, he has his own clients to see, but he is required to periodically bring some of his cases before a group of other students and a supervisory psychologist. He chooses to bring two very strange cases to the group and discovers a link between them. Himself.
I liked how this story was told even though it was a little confusing at first. As the mysteries began to unfold, the reader learned more about Eric and two of his clients, Will and Greg. The beginning of this tale was slow, but my interest picked up as Eric himself began to be a larger part of the narrative. From there, the pace increased and moved quickly towards the finale. This is where the author began to shine because the denouement was both fascinating and heartbreaking.
Overall, this book was satisfying. The pacing issues at the beginning could very well be just me and might not bother another reader at all. I’m glad that I stuck with it, because the author masterfully weaved the ending. Even though this story didn’t quite knock my socks off, (because I guessed correctly where it was going to go, but not the how), I will read more from this author in the future, because I feel like he is still honing his skills. Who knows what he might come up with next?
Recommend for fans of a mix of heavy psychological horror and the supernatural!