Dark Thoughts

Manson Digby is suffering from amnesia. He remembers waking up in a cemetery but barely knows his name. He doesn’t have any friends except Father Alvarez and Detective Jones. He sets out to find out what really happened to him as he is plagued by anger and dark thoughts of killing those he runs into. Father Alvarez has him convinced that he is there to help him start over on a path of good. But then there’s Lucy, a dark and evil beauty that Manson just can’t get enough of. Manson begins to question who he really is and if these dark dreams are real? Manson begins to have supernatural experiences and starts to think he may not be crazy after all.

Dark Thoughts by Shawn Van Horn is a chilling horror novel that is intriguing right from the first chapter. The author will have you questioning if Manson really is the victim in this situation or if he is pure evil? The sharp descriptions set the haunting scenes well, with attention to details that create a thick atmosphere that feels like a character in itself. With eerie religious undertones and frightening supernatural elements the story gave me the same feeling the movie End of Days did when I watched it many years ago.

Readers will be immersed in the story and enthralled with the mystery of who Manson is and why he is so drawn to Lucy. I appreciated that the author doesn’t spoon-feed the reader the information; instead, it’s slowly revealed to the reader throughout the story; ensuring the tension and intrigue slowly build; like in Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden novels. The action is intense, and there are scenes of blood and gore, but it doesn’t overpower the thought-provoking core of the novel.

Dark Thoughts is a gripping occult horror novel. Readers will be drawn into the mysterious world that Manson lives in and be taken on a thrilling and suspenseful journey as he discovers the truth about himself and the world around him. I highly recommend this dark and intriguing read, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Pages: 299 | ASIN : B0B94S13F9

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