I was working on my Library Thing account, and I noticed a spot to add haikus. This is what I came up with –
The Rayne of Terror continues!
I don’t say these words often – this book scared me.
Because of my work schedule, (and something else that’s a little embarrassing to admit), it took me two days to read this book.
The first night, I had nightmares.
The second night, my husband’s friend was in the Emergency Room – and husband didn’t come home. Every noise outside was a murdering psychopath with a butcher knife. If I had heard a maniacal laugh outside my door that night – I might have had a heart attack.
So, yeah… I had to stop reading.
I knew I wouldn’t survive the next day at work if I didn’t finish the story, so I woke up early and dove in before my eyes had even fully cleared.
When I finished, I immediately posted a 5 star rating on Amazon, then e-mailed Jacob to get a little fangirling in before work. (It had to be done!)
As soon as I read the prologue, I could feel my blood starting to chill. I knew I was in for something special.
It describes a house formally known as Peth Vale. Informally, it’s known by many other monikers – ‘A portal of evil’, ‘Hell’s Gates’, and ‘The Murder House’, are the most common. The house is a beacon to blood, the site of unimaginable terror, and pain.
I was wholly invested before I even read the first chapter.
Speaking of wholly, and the first chapter… HOLY SHIT – what a first chapter!
There’s a savage killer on the streets of Marshton.
From reading the synopsis, you may think that you know what to expect from a story boasting a murderous clown… you. don’t. know. shit!
Mr. Chuckles the Psychotic Clown is not your typical nightmare, and he makes ‘POGO’ [John Wayne Gacy] look like a guy you wouldn’t hesitate to accept a balloon animal from – even if he pulled it out of his disgusting clown pants.
There’s one victim who survives Mr. Chuckles’ seemingly random rampage, but the ten year old boy will never mentally be free. He finds ways to dull the pain & soften his memories – but it never lasts.
The event that changed everything happened when he was sixteen. The Luke Miller that emerges from the ashes this time, has changed. This Luke Miller will inspire nightmares in Mr. Chuckles, but, there’s something else that needs to be taken care of first.
While reading this, like with any book, I’d think to myself – “Ooooo… he’s going to ________!”, or “OMG, this is going to happen!” But, I was NEVER right – the author surprised me every time.
I can’t praise the writing enough.
Like I said – this one scared me, and gave me nightmares. I was one high-pitched-maniacal-chuckle away from sharding, then having a heart attack.
That’s high praise from me, but – it’s not for the faint of heart.
Very graphic. Highly disturbing.
The scenes are played out in excruciating detail. You’ll experience the sights, the sounds, and even the smells.
There is not a Mickey & Mallory vibe, and there’s no rooting for the bad guy. This isn’t full of dark humor.
This is the feeling you got from watching HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER – amped up to the nth degree.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s funny… just a couple of days ago, a coworker came in on their day off, and brought their adorably squishy faced baby! So cute! That perfect baby age (- smiling and waving, but still not talking!)
That crap is contagious!
I found myself cooing, and giggling, and after 19 years – saying… “ohhh.. I want another one…”
What the hell was wrong with me?!
Temporary insanity! That’s it!
Thank you, Jacob Rayne!
Digital Children was just the birth control I needed!! Holy $hit! Creepy little bastards in this book!!
Literal Me was pissing me off, wondering how their son would grow…(physically grow, with age…), but, I shut her up.
And… that ending!! OMG! It’s creepy as hell!
I can see this becoming a terrifying movie!!
P, L, & N ❤
I’m really excited about Jacob Rayne, and the books I still get to read! Walk in the Park is my first book of his, and I don’t know if I can praise it enough.
Debbie, while at the park with her daughter, sees something she shouldn’t have seen. Her decision to ‘do the right thing’ is the worst decision of her entire life, and she regrets it almost immediately.
The most terrifying thing about this story is that it could happen to you, tomorrow, next week, maybe the next time you walk out your door! Any second might be the one that changes everything.
Many thanks to fellow blogger • http://darkenwulfbytes.wordpress.com/ • for introducing me to the Rayne Of Terror books, and to Jacob Rayne for the most excellent gift!
I am reading more from this author, I’m already 56% finished with Sunshine, and I have Digital Children queued up and ready to go next! Looking forward to when I’m able to purchase Flesh Harvest!!