“DEATHLOOP, G. Brailey’s best-selling debut novel can be described in one word: brilliant.” LiteratiLiteratureLovers. com
Zack Fortune has never had to try too hard, handsome and charismatic, a successful lawyer, life has treated him well. When his good friend, Clarissa, training to be a past life regression therapist asks him to undergo hypnosis to regress to a past life, he reluctantly agrees.
But the visions Zack encounters from his past life are horrific, (a demon dying in a sea of blood and clutching him at the throat) so ignoring Clarissa’s advice, he breaks out of the hypnosis and cuts the session short.
The following day, in an empty street, a girl, unknown to Zack, standing up on a high roof, calls to him by name screaming at him to help her. Mortified, impotent, unable to breathe, Zack can only watch as the girl jumps from the roof and plunges to her death, right in front of him. The same night, in a deserted club corridor he comes across a man barely alive, but calling out Zack’s name as though an old friend. Paralysed in exactly the same way he was when he encountered the suicide, Zack remains trapped there, a hostile witness as the man dies, oozing and decaying at his feet. Finding movement again, Zack races to find a way out of the club – a labyrinth of endless corridors and locked doors until finally he makes his escape.
Attempting to rationalise the two deaths, and to move on, the bizarre events continue to haunt Zack and with them comes a sense of foreboding.
When Zack is confronted again and again by more strangers all calling out his name before they die, and appealing for his help, Zack embarks on a desperate journey of discovery, but the more he unearths, the more he starts to question his own sanity when his life is thrown into relentless trauma and anarchy, as he becomes caught up in a vortex of myth, redemption, uncertainty and the supernatural, and as dark forces conspire to drag him down and destroy him.
What people are saying about Deathloop:
“When I hit the final third...I couldn't put the book down. I read well into the night, ending emotionally exhausted and feeling almost lost at the conclusion.”
“This is at times a terrifying unstoppable read. It is far from your everyday run of the mill thriller. This takes the genre to a new level.”
“I think that Deathloop is a thumping good read with an original, uncompromising but entertaining storyline that draws you in and hooks you.”
“An outstanding first outing from the writer. A page turner covering the highs and lows of the human condition, winds itself through the complexities of the modern world while facing the age old fears of man...”
“If you’re up for a dark, intriguing story about self-discovery, death and the meaning of life, then Deathloop is the best choice you can make. G. Brailey’s debut novel is an outstanding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.”
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