Monday, 12 November 2012

Black Light by Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan & Stephen Romano

Buck Carlsbad is a supernatural exorcist. He takes hold of an evil spirit, seeing and feeling every heinous act they’ve ever committed, pulls them in and gets rid of them. To do this he uses the Black Light, the cross over between the living world and the dead.

Buck takes on a dangerous new case involving nine bad-ass spirits and a futuristic high speed train, when he discovers that it may help him uncover what happened to his parents, how they met their untimely end and possibly tell him more about his own shady beginnings.

This novel from the writers of the Saw movie franchise and there is plenty of gore for the die-hard horror fans. I was surprised that the tale is actually narrated in quite an eloquent descriptive style rather than in a profusely gruesome way, even when the action gets grisly. Buck is a straightforward voice wrapped in a rugged, messed up shell and is everything you expect from an unadorned a hero.

There is also a host of interesting players; eccentric rich types, beautiful women and celebrities, tossed together in a dark whirlwind of spiritual horror. This is an original read for supernatural lovers, and it brings a whole new meaning to the term Ghost Train!

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