By Andrew Lennon and Matt Hickman
Suspenseful, Intense, Disturbing
July 2013, Manchester, UK. A murder investigation team, led by DCI Mark Gunn is assigned to probe into the brutal mutilations of four women found dead from various locations around the city centre. The evidence gathered from the scene of the crimes, and the extreme nature of the women’s deaths indicate that the team are looking for a dangerous, deranged maniac. As the case unfolds, and the team finds itself buried deep within the seedy, sleazy underworld of the city, characteristics between the murders increase proportionally with the body count. The only thing that the team cannot find is motive.
BOUND, a horror suspense thriller by Andrew Lennon and Matt Hickman, ultimately exceeded my expectations in intensity. I expected the story to be more suspenseful than anything else based on the synopsis, but this one builds upon itself page after page from suspense mystery to suspense thriller to horror thriller. It shifts perspective without rehashing events, giving in-depth characterization without losing tension. The tension builds steadily as the story becomes progressively more disturbing.
But the most disturbing thing is the twisted ending. The ending is neither predictable nor overtly given. The ending is revealed. Slowly. Meticulously. Agonizingly. It is brilliantly done and leaves a small part of one’s brain a bit damaged for a while. So, allow some time to collect yourself once you finish this one. And do attempt to refrain from cussing the authors on social media. I believe there are rules against the use of such language.
That being said, having completed the book a half hour ago, I still must confess that I hate both authors a little bit right now. And I told them so. On social media.
I do love a story with an impactful ending.
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About the Authors
Andrew Lennon is the bestselling author of Every Twisted Thought and several other horror/thriller books. He has featured in various bestselling anthologies, and is successfully becoming a recognised name in horror and thriller writing. Andrew is a happily married man living in the North West of England with his wife Hazel & their children.
Having always been a big horror fan, Andrew spent a lot of his time watching scary movies or playing scary games, but it wasn’t until his mid-twenties that he developed a taste for reading. His wife, also being a big horror fan, had a very large Stephen King collection which Andrew began to consume. Once hooked into reading horror, he started to discover new authors like Thomas Ligotti & Ryan C Thomas. It was while reading work from these authors that he decided to try writing something himself and there came the idea for “A Life to Waste”
He enjoys spending his time with his family and watching or reading new horror.
For more information please go to http://www.andrewlennon.co.uk
Matt is an avid fan of horror fiction. He spends a majority of his free time reading books from both established and independent authors. With a diverse knowledge of the genre, he has now tried his hand at writing horror. With the support of his peers, some of which are established writers themselves, he now approaches a new career, one that will see him take horror by storm. He currently resides in Tipton, a small town in the West Midlands with his partner and two children. He travels the width breadth of the UK on a regular basis as a Sales Manager for a construction company.
Since his debut release last year, he has been featured in numerous short story collections, as well as releasing various novels and novella’s and collaborations with Stuart Keane, Andrew Lennon, and Matt Shaw.