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The cover really felt like a story about a motorcycle gang, and you would be right. It was about a man Eddie Ryder who was burned alive by the gang, Hell Riders, but lo and behold, he returned as a vengeful ghost who was hot tempered all the time. His motorcycle Diablo too joined him in his crusades. And man, he scared me. He could scare the gang and possess them. There was something purely evil in him.
My first book by J. G. Faherty, initially, it was super fun to see the ghostly avatar of Eddie taking his revenge. I was a wee bit scared imagining a vengeful spirit who had his super powers. Gulp!! I was amazed at the array of changes the author thrust on him. He soon transformed into pure evil where he started hurting innocent. It was this change which made him a strong character.
The author’s style of writing was hard-hitting, some of the evil occurences written were a bit close to things that trigger me. I had to skim read those. A lot of cursing and sexual content had me turning the pages faster.
Overall the book reminded me of Ghost Rider and Nicholas Cage, and it was entertaining in its concept.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
A life-long resident of New York’s haunted Hudson Valley, JG Faherty is the author of 6 novels, 9 novellas, and more than 60 short stories, and he’s been a finalist for both the Bram Stoker Award(R) (The Cure, Ghosts of Coronado Bay) and ITW Thriller Award (The Burning Time). He writes adult and YA horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, and paranormal romance, and his works range from quiet, dark suspense to over-the-top comic gruesomeness. As a child, his favorite playground was a 17th-century cemetery, which many people feel explains a lot.
When Eddie Ryder is burned alive by fellow members of the Hell Riders motorcycle gang for ratting on them, he vows revenge with his dying breath. He returns as a ghost, with his custom motorcycle Diablo by his side. After he finds out he can possess people, he launches a campaign of vengeance that leaves plenty of bodies in its wake and the police in a state of confusion. Spouting fire and lightning from his fingers and screaming heavy metal lyrics as he rides the sky above the town of Hell Creek, he brings destruction down on all those who wronged him, his power growing with every death. Only Eddie’s younger brother, Carson, and the police chief’s daughter, Ellie, understand what’s really happening, and now they have to stop him before he destroys the whole town.
Publication Date: 22nd August 2019
Publisher: Flame Tree Press