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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wasteland Gods by Jonathan Woodrow [4.5 stars]




From the Description

 
After the brutal murder of his son is broadcast over the internet, Billy Kingston becomes consumed with alcoholism and thoughts of revenge.
But his outlook changes when a divine being named Dr. Verity offers Billy the chance to not only find the man responsible for his pain but to remove him from this world before he can commit the murder.
When the deal with Verity takes a wrong turn, Billy moves to the small, remote town of Benton Lake and the chance of a new life. Only Dr. Verity isn’t through with him yet. Not by a long shot...


I received an ARC of this eBook in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel.



Wasteland Gods is a difficult book to describe. If someone had described it to me I would have thought that it really didn't sound like my type of read. That would have been a mistake. This story is very dark but still offers moments of hope. It's so much more than just the story of a father's search for the person who murdered his son, or who will do anything to bring him back. Some of the things Billy has to do for Verity make it very hard to like him, but I did. As a parent I totally understood his motivations. The twists and turns this story takes kept me glued to the pages wondering what was going to happen next, and the ending blew me away. This is not a story for the squeamish or faint hearted but if you love your horror to be disturbing and terrifying you'll want to grab this 4.5 star read. Available on Feb. 29, 2016 from Horrific Tales Publishing.




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About the Author
 

 

Originally from the oldest recorded town in England, Jonathan Woodrow hopped the pond and now lives with his wife and three young children in a quiet village on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, where he spends his time writing dark, mostly speculative fiction.

His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Blight Digest, Apotheosis, Cranial Leakage, and many others. Wasteland Gods is his first novel.