The Brute by Miles Watson (Mini Review)

Format: eBook

Source: Black Thorne Book Tours

Genres: Horror

Publication Date: 12th May 2021

Synopsis/Blurb (Provided by Black Thorne Book Tours):

“It’s not for nothing they call her “The Brute.” The Most Rose killed a half dozen construction workers before she ever put to sea, and after that — well, year after year, voyage after voyage, she continued to demand payment in blood, grief or madness from all who risked her decks. Many say this old cargo ship is cursed, but the truth is far more terrifying than any curse could ever be.”

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My Thoughts & Review

The Brute is a short horror story that follows a cargo ship that loves seeing people being murdered in cold blood. You may wonder how that could be scary, well here’s the thing the cargo ship doesn’t just like seeing people being killed, it’s actually the one doing the killing!!

As this is such a short book I can’t go into much more details about the plot but what I will tell you is that this was definitely a unique read. It’s well written and with an eerie atmosphere that will send chills down your spine. 

My only criticism of this book is that it was too short for me, I would have loved to follows The Brutes story for a little longer. 

Overall a good eerie read. Definitely worth reading if you are looking for a quick, atmospheric horror.

I would like to thank Blackthorn Books for my digital review copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating


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About the Author

Miles Watson is one of the most decorated independent writers of his generation. He holds undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and History and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction, and served in law enforcement for nearly ten years before moving to Los Angeles, where he has worked on over 200 episodes of television and half a dozen feature films. But his first and last passion is writing. His various works have won the following:

  • CAGE LIFE – Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Runner Up (2016): Zealot Script Magazine “Book of the Year” (2017); Best Indie Book Award – Mystery & Suspense (2018)
  • KNUCKLE DOWN – Writer’s Digest S.P.B.A. Honorable Mention (2019); Best Indie Book Award – Suspense (2019)
  • DEVILS YOU KNOW – Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing Finalist (2019)
  • THE NUMBERS GAME – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Novella – (2019)
  • NOSFERATU – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Novella – (2020)
  • SINNER’S CROSS – Best Indie Book Award – Historical Fiction – (2019); Book Excellence Award – Action (2020); Literary Titan Book Award – Gold Medal (2020); Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards – Finalist (2020)

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