“Leech is a macabre, thought-provoking and beautifully frightening tale that pulls you in and takes you far away from what you know and subliminally sweeps you along challenging your sub-conscious with its towering span of incredible storytelling.” https://walkerputsche.wordpress.com/
The story is narrated by a male protagonist who is plagued by insomnia and is looking for someone to share his lonely existence with. He meets Lillian in a drug store and they soon become friends, while sharing a strange intimacy together that seems to suit them both for a short time until Lillian changes the relationship dynamics with an offer, then a threat. He soon becomes what Lillian is, as she gives him mortality. He sacrifices his humanity to be with her, even when he doesn’t really understand what his life will be like with her. The transition to love, to distrust, from admiration to hate takes him on a journey across the Atlantic to South Eastern Europe where he fights a battle between absolution and vengeance as he wants to stop Lillian from hurting anyone else when she shows him a truth that creates even more questions and concerns to the value he places on human life.
There are so many words I could use to describe this book as I met a mixture of emotions while reading it. Mysterious and unsettling are just a few words that come to mind. Original, atmospheric and brilliant are understatements. Yet, these are the only words I can use to describe this well-written novel of darkness and beauty.
My Ranking: 5 Stars
Is the long awaited sequel to “The Surgeon´s Son”
Victor Barnes, the notorious serial killer who targets teenage girls survives the horrific high speed police pursuit that forces his vehicle into the murky water of the River Trent.
Numerous rescue attempts are made to recover the body of Barnes, however after five weeks there becomes little hope left and the police dive squads are called off having already covered thirty two miles of the never-ending river.
Detective Inspector Marty Bride and his specialist team of detectives, forensic investigators, and psychological profilers are forced to leave the case open with so many questions un-answered until they can locate the doctor’s body, dead or alive?
Barnes is coerced to live underground while seeking out a brand new identity, with one thing on his mind – Vengeance, on each and every member of Marty’s team. He won’t stop until he unleashes his own band of torture! Unaware and unprepared that there’s an even bigger threat than Marty and his team on his trail…..
Not for the faint-hearted, The Surgeon’s Son is an aptly-named horror yarn guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night.
After four young ladies mysteriously vanish and one is found alive with gruesome wounds, it’s obvious a serial killer’s on the loose. Enter Detective Inspector Marty Bride and team who embark on a thrilling manhunt as they chase their target, a real nutcase who delights in leaving tantalizing clues as to his identity.
The storyline and accompanying tension build beautifully, aided in no small way by crisp narrative and clever dialogue. Highly recommended for lovers of the genre!