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Monday, February 1, 2016

Unseemly by Jason Parent [5 stars]




From the Description



 
Some discoveries are better left unmade.

Peter thought he was done with grave robbing, but when a former business partner lures him out to Dungarradh, a small Scottish island with a big secret, he finds himself waist deep in more than local folklore. Is the disappearance of his teammate truly the work of the legendary fae, or is a sinister force at play?

A brand-new tale of dark fantasy and horror, from the bestselling author of WHAT HIDES WITHIN and SEEING EVIL.


 

I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this book.



Jason Parent's ability to create a richly detailed world makes this novella pure magic. I could feel the trepidation and disbelief of Peter as well as the dangerous greed of his partners as they go in search of a legend and their missing companion. The menacing atmosphere of the small Scottish island was palpable, from the clannish disdain of the pub patrons to the trek through a tunnel of deadly brush. The terrifying ending took me by surprise and showed that not all fairy tales have a happy ending. An engrossing 5 star read that will send fear creeping down your spine.




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About the Author



 

In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. The region offers an abundance of settings for his writing and many wonderful places in which to write them. He currently resides in Southeastern Massachusetts with his cuddly corgi named Calypso.

In a prior life, Jason spent most of his time in front of a judge . . . as a civil litigator. When he finally tired of Latin phrases no one knew how to pronounce and explaining to people that real lawsuits are not started, tried and finalized within the 60-minute timeframe they see on TV (it's harassing the witness; no one throws vicious woodland creatures at them), he traded in his cheap suits for flip flops and designer stubble. The flops got repossessed the next day, and he's back in the legal field . . . sorta. But that's another story.

When he's not working, Jason likes to kayak, catch a movie, travel any place that will let him enter, and play just about any sport (except that ball tied to the pole thing where you basically just whack the ball until it twists in a knot or takes somebody's head off - he misses the appeal). And read and write, of course. He does that too sometimes.

You can visit Jason at
http://authorjasonparent.com/ or find him on Facebook and Twitter