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Creepy and atmospheric...,
This review is from: The Heavens Rise (Kindle Edition)
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice brilliantly conjures the shadowed terrors of the Louisiana bayou--where three friends confront a deadly, ancient evil rising to the surface--in this intense and atmospheric new supernatural thriller. Thanks to the author for the copy via netgalley.
Intense and atmospheric. Right. Spot on description. Hey, me, I don't get creeped out by novels often, a good horror or ghost film yep, can affect my nights but when I'm reading of strange and terrible things my brain usually seems to accept that and much as I enjoy them they stay where they are supposed to. Exceptions to this rule: Geralds Game by Stephen King and now, The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice...
For a start its a brilliantly imagined story....one that almost immediately sinks into your subconcious and stays there for the duration, no matter what else you are doing. A family disappears, a town mourns, but something strange and terrible is going on...and for those left behind the nightmare may only just be beginning.
Some real life events are incorporated into the story and that works well - the atmospheric and truly haunting setting give it an edge and I loved the whole thing. I love Mr Rice's writing style, and setting the novel both in past and present to get an overall look at what is going on creates an offset to the reading experience and all in all this was a wonderful addition to the halls of horror fame.
It won't be for everyone - but if you like a good supernatural and twisty tale of intrigue then I'm fairly sure you will enjoy this. Even if you do dream of snakes and dark water and terrible things....