Continuing with Halloween 2015 reads, I came across this title on both the Goodreads Best Horror Books of the 21st Century and browsing the, ironically, small selection of horror titles at my local and largest Waterstones in New Street, Birmingham.
When notorious serial killer and child abductor, Charlie Manx slips into a coma and dies he isn’t done with unfinished business. Victoria McQueen was just a teenager when she encountered Manx but she shares a supernatural quality with him that means she knows he’s not only not done with her but is coming for her son Wayne. Can Vic save her family?
An epic horror read, which took me over twelve hours to read cover to cover and worked so well for me as it was so easy to get invested in the characters, none of whom were anything other than naturally flawed. There was even a nod to the True Knot from Doctor Sleep and an affection for motorbikes throughout, there was never a dull moment. The suspense and horror is well built throughout the book and culminates in an exciting, if not somewhat sad, ending.