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.Twisted by Michaelbrent Collings
Published by Michaelbrent Collings on 2014-12-15
Genres: Fiction, General, Ghost, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural, Thrillers
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The Douglas family just wants to live their lives, and maybe find a bit of happiness. But when the ghost in their home breaks out of a centuries-long sleep, all hope for happiness will die. Because the thing that haunts them is not just evil... It is something much, much worse. Watching them from the shadows. Hungry to start killing once more. And thirsty for the blood of the children, the blood he has so long been denied. The thing that haunts them is not just evil. It is twisted.
The action starts out immediately, as does the emotional attachment to the characters in Michaelbrent Collings latest novel, TWISTED. From the heart wrenching “Prologue” to the beginning of our association with the Douglas family (Blake, Alyssa, eight-year-old Mal, and baby Ruthie), we are intimately bonded to them and the horrors they have–and are about to–face.
Collings’ words have a way of getting into the readers’ minds, of latching on and demanding their undivided attention as we are transported mentally into the world he has created:
“The doorway frames darkness. Not just an absence of light, but of right. Something wrong stands behind the sheet. Evil, yes. But also something that should not be. Something that rubs at the fabric of reality, rubs it raw and eventually scrapes it away to nothing.”
The intense attachment to the characters was what really made this novel stand out to me. Their fears, motivations, everything that makes them “human”, served to make me honestly care about the sinister events transpiring around them. Collings also hits on some key emotional factors that many people can identify with:
“People are hardwired to look to the unknown, because sometimes that is the only thing that stops them from going mad. Even if knowing means only that you comprehend the manner of your demise, that is better to most people than the greater pains of ignorance. The infinite terror of our imagination allowed to ravage the dark halls of our mind.”
From the very beginning , to the startling, gut-churning ending, this book had me riveted to its pages the entire read.