By Brian Knight
A complex tale of horrific things
Shannon Pitcher was trying to forget the brutal murder of her ex-husband and the loss of her only daughter, when fate brought her to a lost, scared little girl named Charity at the gate of an abandoned and haunted place called Feral Park.
Gordon Chambers has searched for his daughter for six years. Even when his estranged wife is found slaughtered and his daughter, Charity, disappears, hope remains in the form of strange dreams.
After years of living as prisoner of the fairytale monster that killed her mother, Charity has escaped, but the Bogeyman wants her back, and he will not stop until he has her. There is only one safe place for her now, but the price of safety will be more than her innocence, it will be her soul.
Feral will play upon your inherent childhood fear of the dark, or give you a completely new fear of the dark if you never had one. Strangely, the darkness is only one part of a horrific whole in this complex tale of horrific things.
Feral literally has two plots that play off one another, weave in and out of each other, and collide like head butting rams. I found it delightfully emotionally exhausting. Brian Knight’s combination of graphic action and slow reveal makes for very compelling reading, as does his consistently complex and realistic characters. The empathy that his writing evokes made the horror that much more horrific for me. I found the moments I was unable to sit and read (awful but necessary moments in life) still filled with thoughts about the story and curiosity of what was happening next.
I did send Mr. Knight a brief message complimenting his talent and cursing his shocking ending. This ends as a horror story should.
Nothing about this book is for the squeamish.
Everything about this book is for the horror fiction fan who likes true horror and deep content.
But I do not withdraw my statement, F U Brian. I’m afraid the dark again.
This is a revised re-release, 266 pages print length.
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About the Author: Brian Knight
Brian Knight lives in Washington State with his wife and the voices in his head. Brian Knight has published over a dozen novels and novellas and two short story collections in the horror, dark fantasy, and crime genres. Several of his short stories have received honorable mentions in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.