I walk in the realm of the supernatural. - Benny Hinn
everything about this novel screams menacing. author Griffin Hayes definitely conveyed that mood and the book's title and cover appropriately captured it as well.
i have a few niggles however. i felt that there was no smooth transition from one scene to the next in some chapters. even if things became clear at the end, i still got confused and disoriented at times. some characters pop out of nowhere and Lysander's mother's presence was hardly felt. what really bothered me though was how religious objects were employed and portrayed as vessels of evil. as a Catholic, this was a major concern for me and i was not very comfortable with it at all.
the graphic descriptions are not for the squeamish and there are a lot of those in this story so be forewarned.
overall i still liked the book and horror fans who love blood and gore in their reading fare will probably have a feast with this one.
*Malice is available at Amazon and Smashwords. for more information about Griffin Hayes and his work, please visit http://griffin-hayes.blogspot.com/ and follow him on Twitter.
my personal rating is:
Malice contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under.
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