Thursday, March 12, 2015

Orphans Of Wonderland by Greg F. Gifune [4 stars]

From the Description:

Pray it's only paranoia. Twenty years ago, journalist Joel Walker wrote a book about a ritual killing. It exploded into a bestseller and became part of the mass Satanic hysteria of the 1980s. However, his story and the evil he investigated were real and left him the victim of a nervous breakdown. For the last two decades, his has been a quiet existence far from his former home in Massachusetts. But when one of his childhood friends is brutally murdered and rumored to have been involved in bizarre medical experiments, Joel is lured back to find out what really happened. Joel must delve deep into the darkness once more, investigating all the way back to his own childhood, and the secrets he and his old friends buried there years ago. But where do paranoia and madness end and real evil begin? With the Orphans of Wonderland.

Orphans Of Wonderland is a twisted tale of cults and the occult, of mind control and secret organizations. The horrors in this book were disturbingly insidious because many of the things touched on were real life horrors. Greg F. Gifune blends the everyday horrors with the supernatural ones brilliantly. The writing was great and the characters were believable. A scary 4 star read.