Monday, January 14, 2013

Review: Cemetery Club

Cemetery Club
Cemetery Club by J.G. Faherty

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Please note: I originally read this in December 2011. I'm just adding formatting and the disclosure that I won my copy of this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer's program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Book Info: Genre: Horror
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of hard-core horror

My Synopsis: Rocky Point, NY has quite a history – first a local preacher burned down a house of ill repute – with all the ladies and customers still inside. One of his descendants was involved with burning down a leper colony. And the local sanitarium has more than its fair share of atrocities, including human drug testing and disposal of the corpses in order to hide that fact. In the 1970s, four high-school kids – loners and misfits – joined forces and spent time partying in the cemetery, calling themselves the Cemetery Club. One night, one of them brought out a Ouija board and they ended up waking up... something… Tony Randolph was blamed for the murders and spent 20 years in an institution. Just a few days later… it all starts to happen again. The deaths, the disappearances… He stopped it once – can he do it again with the help of John Boyd, Marisol Flores, and Corey Miles – the original Cemetery Club?

My Thoughts: Let me make one thing clear – this is a horror novel. There is gore and violence and demonic-seeming entities and zombies (of a sort); and a twist at the very end that will leave you breathless. I loved it! Faherty has a great grip on characterization and plot flow, keeping the tension high while simultaneously letting us get to know the characters and some of their back story. Wonderfully well written, I can highly recommend this book for the fans of serious horror. Folks who want happily ever after need not apply…

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