Tuesday, September 23, 2014

*Review* Her Final Sleep by Joe DiCicco

Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 21st, 2014


The sleepy little town of Pine Lake doesn't see a whole lot of action, especially when the summer tourist season is over, but a breakout band of hot rocker chicks brings some excitement every Friday night. But rumor has it that they're hiding something in their old house just outside of town. Will Kyle and his friends find out what's going on before it's too late?

You may not know this, but I am a huge Stephen King fan, I have an entire shelf dedicated to my Stephen King collection, so it takes a lot to scare me. This book did not scare me, but it did have a couple minor twists that I did not see coming. Overall it was fairly predictable, but I'm generally pretty good at predicting upcoming events in books and movies. 

The characters were fairly well developed for the roles they play in the story, although there were a couple characters that I would have liked to see a little more of. The book rotates through POV's, giving us glimpses into the story from several different characters perspective, and that was done quite well I thought. 

The ending felt like it might have been setting us up for a second book, and I would not complain about that at all! It left me with some niggling questions that hadn't even occurred to me prior to the end and it was definitely not all wrapped up into a neat little bow, but that's half the fun of reading horror, continuing to scare yourself afterwards because "what if...?" 

Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it was a thoroughly enjoyable read, had a few unexpected twists, and fairly well developed characters. I would definitely recommend this book to fellow horror fans, or anyone looking for a little scare this Halloween season. 

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About the Author
Joe DiCicco grew up on horror. He developed a fascination for the dark, eerie and altogether strange at a young age. He began weaving his macabre tales in his childhood and has been writing them down as short stories ever since. He holds a degree in Natural Resources Conservation and is a passionate nature and animal lover. When not writing, he enjoys playing bass guitar, listening to music, cooking, hiking, bird watching, watching horror movies and reading horror and dark fantasy literature. He currently resides in upstate New York.

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