Jason Parent

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They Feed

They Feed

 (1)
Erschienen am 15.04.2018
What Hides Within

What Hides Within

 (1)
Erschienen am 15.12.2017
Where Wolves Run: A Novella of Horror

Where Wolves Run: A Novella of Horror

 (1)
Erschienen am 31.05.2016
Unseemly: A Novella of Horror

Unseemly: A Novella of Horror

 (1)
Erschienen am 27.01.2016
A Life Removed

A Life Removed

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Erschienen am 23.05.2017

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Brilliant creature drama
misspidervor 2 Monaten

This book presented some especially nasty kind of creature that made my skin crawl every time they (strength in numbers!) appeared. But that was only part of it: the story is mainly character-driven, and most of the people in here have some serious issues to deal with. Put together, the author wove a brilliant creature drama. Oh, and the ending was a really clever surprise that really put the icing on the cake. In short: I loooved it!

(Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)

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Creepy, but also funny
misspidervor 8 Monaten

You don't like spiders and fear they will be crawling all over the pages of this book? Don't let that keep you from reading it, though, as it is much more than just an arachnid creature feature. Though the story does start with an unfortunate incident, leading to an eight-legged lodger in Clive's head, it soon turns into kind of a psychological thriller with a dose of humor.

The characters are multi-layered and not too likable, which makes it much more interesting to follow them along. As it turns out, at the end the spider was one of the characters I liked most, simply because it was the most honest in both its intentions and actions (the other was a little girl).

While Clive, the main character, seemed decent enough at first, just your regular shy and unremarkable guy, I couldn't shake the feeling there was also something off about him that made him not so nice at all. Same could be said about his friend Morgan.

At the end I recognized that the title may not only refer to the arachnid resident in Clive's head, but also to the secret thoughts hidden within each of the characters. Once revealed, they turned out to be pretty creepy as well, reminding me once again of one of my favorite sayings: the real monsters are mostly human.

(Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)

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It was OK
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'A Life Removed' is a thriller which runs the gamut from psychological to horror. When several bodies are found missing their hearts, detectives Marklin and Beaudette have a hard time investigating the case. The book has no fix POV, as parts of the story describe the police investigation, while others follow Aaron Pimental, who happened to be the first officer at the first crime scene. As a third angle, we have the viewpoint of the culprit, so we also know the who, how and where of each next murder. As the reader knows from the start who the murderer is, this is not a typical 'whodunnit' mystery, though of course one focus is on how and when the murderer will be caught, if at all. However, a large part of the book centers on the psychological aspect of the murders and the persons involved.

My favorite chapters where those featuring Marklin and Beaudette, both not necessarily likable characters, but I liked how they complemented each other in their work. On the other hand, I felt an instant dislike towards Aaron Pimental, who was complaining too much, showed too little initiative and turned out to be a very unstable and troubled character. With his psychological profile and background, I wondered how he managed to become a police officer at all. The psychopath responsible for the gruesome deaths at least had a clear and simple motive for his deeds. It was fascinating to see how he was able to easily influence, or rather brainwash, other people to serve his purpose, abusing religious belief for his cruel benefit.

While I enjoyed the unusual concept of this thriller at the same time I think it was unnecessarily long and often slow which too much dialogue. I also could have done with one or two less detailed descriptions of the murders, not because of their shocking brutality, but because it got boring.
At about sixty percent I was tempted to put the book down, as most questions where answered and, even with the subsequent turn of events, there was no tension left to hold my interest. While I did finish the book, the final twist held no surprise and rather felt like an overlong epilogue. Overall, this was an interesting story, but not exceptionally so.

(Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)

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