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Hutson pulls a well written horror suspense out of the bag!
on 8 June 2004
This is actually, believe it or not, but a really well written Hutson novel. He's taken on a completly different style than his usual 'chuck in a load of blood & gore' method. The plot's actually a really good one and Hutson actually managed to produce some suspense and characterisation! Obviously, we're still not on award winning standards yet, but I'd say that this novel is definetly worth a read by all fans of horror, even if you haven't liked any of Hutson's other work. The plot goes something like this:
A sickening series of murders in London have left 5 homeless kids mutilated, and the capital is in shock. Nick Ryan, private detective, has seen the reports, but it's not his problem. No one's paying him to find the killers. He doesn't care. In fact, since his wife and daughter left him, he hasn't cared about a lot, least of all himself. Suddenly there's another victim. She's not homeless and so far she's not dead. But when Ryan sees the videotape of his own daughter and her masked, male captors, he begins a desperate, obsessive hunt for her and he will not stop.
There is one rather explosive, graphic scene in the book which is definetly not suitable for youngsters, but all in all, this novel isn't the gorefest splatter horror novel we've come to expect from our Mr. Hutson. And I must say that it is a refreshing change. Enjoy!