ARC Review: Silver by Mark L. Fowler

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SILVER BY MARK L. FOWLER
BLOODHOUND BOOKS (KINDLE), EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE 23 APRIL 2016
246 PAGES

BOOK PAGE (PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE)

AMAZON.UK

AMAZON.COM

I was given an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

A writer murdered.

A reader with a dangerous obsession.

A killer who shouldn’t exist.

When romance novelist Joy Haversham is murdered she leaves behind a husband, daughter and Silver, a disturbing, unfinished manuscript the publishing world are desperate to read. But her grieving husband, Roger, refuses to allow publication. Roger wants to lock himself away with his memories. But the fans have other ideas.

Nick Slater, a former reporter and successful novelist who covered the trial, remains obsessed with the unanswered questions surrounding Joy’s death. Determined to learn the truth Nick finds himself in trouble. And the evidence he will find is … impossible.

OPENING

The phone was ringing. Nick Slater wiped a bloody hand across Homer Simpson’s dumb cotton face before picking up the receiver. Keeping the urgency out of his voice, he gave only his name.

WHAT I THOUGHT

Silver is the author’s debut.

Silver is a fantastic novel. There is so much to enjoy within the pages; gothic horror, murder mystery, echoes of Frankenstein, echoes of great Werewolf literature and well-rounded, interesting characters. I had a great time reading this novel. This is one of those novels you can’t stop reading once you’ve started. I found myself literally engrossed after a couple of chapters. I loved the elements of supernatural woven throughout the novel. I loved the thriller elements and the mystery of uncovering why Joy wrote such a dark and disturbing novel, why her family were desperate for it not to be published and what exactly Joy’s husband was up to in the basement. I liked the way Joy’s death is linked to deaths of other writers who died in ways that re-enacted scenes from their book. This was a nice touch. Silver impressed me. I got completely sucked into this book. I look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next.

RATING

4 STAR RATING

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