SLASH by Hunter Shea
Publisher: Flame Tree Press
Publication Date: 24th October 2019
“Five years after Ashley King survived the infamous Resort Massacre, she’s found hanging in her basement by her fiancé, Todd Matthews. She left behind clues as to what really happened that night, clues that may reveal the identity of the killer the press has called The Wraith.
With the help of his friends, Todd goes back to the crumbling Hayden Resort, a death-tinged ruin in the Catskills Mountains. What they find is a haunted history that’s been lying in wait for a fresh set of victims. The Wraith is back, and he’s nothing what they expected.”
My Thoughts & Review
Slash is the second book by Hunter Shea that I’ve read. I enjoyed the first Creatures, and was really excited when I discovered this one was on NetGalley. I couldn’t wait to pick it up.
Now I’ve read it I’m sad to say I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I was hoping to. It was very slow to get going. I know it’s important to have background info to set the scenes that are to come but this one was just way too long and I felt some parts were no necessarily needed. However, saying that I persisted and it did get better.
Although I started to enjoy the book there were some confusing things that I could quite put my finger on at first, but after re-reading some parts I actually found what was causing the confusion and that was there where a mix up with names. For instance, a character starts a is introduced with one name but during the same scene that very same character has another name. This confused me because I couldn’t quite work out whether it was supposed to be the same character or another. (hope my explanation makes sense).
I also felt there was something missing in the plot, again not something I can put my finger on.
Despite the flaws there were some things I really loved. These were the parts I was waiting for and that was the blood and gore parts. I loved the descriptions and I really wished there was more of it in this book. It was this part of the book that I couldn’t stop reading.
All in all, a good book, but just not quite the horror read I was expecting. Even though this one didn’t live up to my expectations it has no way stopped me wanting to read more of Hunter Shea’s work, and look forward to reading more from him in the near future.
I would like to thank the publisher, Flame Tree Press and NetGalley from my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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