SYNOPSIS:Long suspected of guilt in his daughter’s disappearance, Branson Turaco’s life takes an abrupt turn when he learns that a lock of her hair has been found in a child predator’s home. He buys an unlicensed handgun, enlists the help of a disgraced filmmaker and a desperate intern, and heads out onto the open road. Clinging to the faint hope that his daughter might still be alive, Branson follows a twisted path into an unknown world of terror within a post-human drug cult.
For the most part, ‘Blue Eel’ starts off nice & ‘normal’ ( for a horror novel). Then, BAM! It becomes very twisted, very quickly. There are simply no heroes in this book. Not in the sense that regular fiction cultivates them. Every single character has a good side & a dark side. You’ll find no filler fluff in this book. Many times, you’ll wonder if you know what you really know ( or something like that). If at any time while reading, you believe you have it all figured out, trust me, you don’t.
I’ve been a fan of The Walking Dead since its pilot episode. ‘Blue Eel’ has more twists & U-turns than it does! Reading the synopsis alone doesn’t give readers enough of a glimpse into the plot to even pinpoint the genre. Some may call it Horror while others could honestly tag it as a Psychological Thriller. Both are spot-on.
Lorne Dixon has found his niche. If you’re looking for a book that will blow your mind, choose ‘Blue Eel’. Not for the faint of heart or anyone looking for those warm fuzzy feelings. If you enjoy being frightened, you’ll be pleased by the plot. It’s disturbing, but no one can take away from the fact that Lorne Dixon is incredibly talented. I’d be quite shocked if someone doesn’t produce this as a screenplay of some kind. Despite the fact that this book will leave you shaking your head & in your boots, it’s so well-written that it can’t be given anything short of a 4 star rating.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.