Book Review: Perfect Prophet by Diane M. Johnson

Title: Perfect Prophet
Author: Diane M. Johnson
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Publisher: BookBaby
Release Date: September 03, 2018
Format: Kindle
Pages: 332
Source: NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★☆

When atheistic death-metal guitarist Alec is shot on stage by a Satanic fan, his miraculous recovery inspires a change in his beliefs about God. But when he returns to his hometown to make amends with his family, he discovers that his strictly religious and abusive father has dark secrets that involve Alec and his role in a local Satanic cult.

Perfect Prophet is a dark, supernatural thriller where normal people who question the existence of God must choose what roles they will play in a battle over an unlikely savior’s soul.

What do you do when you don’t believe in God but you find yourself possessed of an ability that can only be a gift from God? What happens when your father is also a religious zealot who literally wrote prophecies about you – prophecies that have a Satanic cult after you? That’s what Alec Lowell is about to find out.

This book was very well written. It had a lot of action, a lot of suspense, and included a plot twist that I never saw coming. Diane M. Johnson has crafted a tale of Satanic cult zeal and atheism that sparks an edge of your seat novel.

The characters are well developed and they “show their hand” when they need to. For instance, you don’t find out much about Mark until you really need to know about him, then you’re surprised because he’s more than you thought he was. Lucas definitely isn’t who you thought he was the entire time.

Those who like books with a slant on religion will enjoy this book, as well as those who are looking for a good suspenseful book. I think those of us who are metalheads will also enjoy the book because of the musical beginnings of the book.

There is just one thing I wish I had – a story of Lucas’s life after the end of this book.

I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Book Review: The Rain by E. C. Fisher

Title: The Rain
Author: E. C. Fisher
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller Publisher: BooksGoSocial
Release Date: August 11, 2018
Format: Kindle
Pages: 79
Source: NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★☆

A storm is raging. That’s merely one of Detective Daniel Nash’s troubles, Charlie Hamilton, the resident drunk and proprietor of Camp High Tide has mysteriously perished. After combing through old files, he learns that thirty years ago a young boy went missing. His body never discovered. He requests an interview with the five campers who were interrogated during that time.

The bodies of the suspects start piling up. Each death is similar and equally horrifying. Detective Nash must locate the suspects before the culprit has a chance to finish them off.

I’ll admit, this book seems awfully familiar. Probably because the beginning seems like a slightly revamped version of Friday the 13th. And honestly, that’s what this book is. It’s a revamped version of Friday the 13th, where the real culprits are the ones who get theirs instead of innocent kids who happened to be reopening the camp or near the lake.

Kids will be kids and bullies abound even at summer camp. Poor Timmy Waters suffers the same fate as Jason Voorhees, only Timmy dies as the result of a prank, not lifeguards and counselors not paying attention. But Timmy isn’t about to let his bullies get away with killing him. The tale is interesting and kept me on the edge of my seat. I wouldn’t be opposed to reading more of E. C. Fisher’s books if they’re all like The Rain.

Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with this book at all, if you like horror.

I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.