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Release Date: October 31, 2017
It has been a while since I have read a book written by Bentley Little and now I remember why I have read almost all of his book up until this point. If you actually look at my stats for "most read authors" you will see Little at the top of my list. With that, this is a classic Bentley Little novel with disturbing horrors that will keep you up at night, and content that will make you squirm. Bentley Little has the unique ability to turn the most mundane things (in this case, the work of a handyman) into a tale of supernatural terror. I am both impressed and frankly disgusted by this novel. But the feeling of disgust won't stop me from reading more by him. It's the smallest details in things that he comes up with in these novel that repulse me, but it wouldn't be a Bentley Little book without them. If you like horror novels that tend to sway on the darkest of dark sides, this would be the perfect fit for you.
MORE ABOUT THE STORY
Daniel and his family needed a handyman to build their pre-fab summer home. Knowing how expensive regular builders can be they decided to let their neighbor (who has done a lot of this type of work in the past) do it for them at a much smaller rate. Unfortunately for them, this smaller rate has led them down a scary path where ghosts and murders take over their life.
This book is told in 3 parts. In the first part you will learn about Daniel and his family, and the wacky things that happened to them when they allowed Frank into their life. There is some downright creepy content in this part which is actually pretty fabulous considering it sets up the rest of the story.
In the second part of the book readers will be introduced to Franks victims. I won't go into details about them as it would spoil the story for readers who want to experience it for themselves but I will say that there is a ton of blood, gore, and disturbing things that happen to them. Literally, this book has so much of that and more.
In the third and final part of the book we get back to Daniels story and his hunt to find Frank and get rid of him once and for all. Things get really weird in this part of the book and while a lot of the stuff is completely unbelievable it is fun to read about. Bentley Little has a DARK mind and readers who have read his books for years will understand the type of content in this last part.
OVERALL THOUGHTS OF THE BOOK
Overall, I really liked this one. I kept finding myself WANTING to read the book even long after I had to put it down. It's been a while since I felt this way about a novel so I was super excited to feel this excitement before and after reading.
Will I continue reading books by Bentley Little based on this one? You bet! I have long since been a fan of his work and will read his books until he stops writing them.
If you are a fan of horror novels- especially those that tend to teeter on the darker side (they are so unconventional that it's scary) then I recommend this book to you.
I read this book as part of my 2018 reading challenge. Want to join me? You can find my challenge on my blog >> http://bit.ly/2Cj8I8L
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