Sarah E. Seeley is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, a mad scientist, a rusty cellist, a world traveler, and a cat lover. She has a Master of Science in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from the University College London, and enjoys studying dead things to figure out what makes life on Earth so amazing. On delightfully stormy, curious, and adventurous days, she sometimes writes things that other people like to read.
Howard Carlson received a self-driving car after a terrible accident left him paralyzed and took his wife's life. When he buckles up for the first time, a straightforward trip to the grocery store with his seventeen-month-old daughter turns into a high-speed nightmare as his new smart vehicle goes rouge and races down the highway toward an unknown destination.
on Nov. 26, 2014
I love this book. The twisted world of the vampire cult Carl (the main character) infiltrates to find his sister's killer is openly dark and honestly horrifying. The story follows strong themes of agency, power, temptation, love, and redemption. It made for deep thinking about evils that plague our real world and how one goes about restoring hope, security, and goodness where it is seemingly bereft in the lives of truly tortured and potentially dangerous individuals.
Carl's LDS background and convictions to stay true to his faith despite his unwilling damnation (when he becomes a vampire) was a dynamic I really enjoyed. Carl and Moira are both strong characters, battling darkness within and without on a journey full of twists and turns, both bitter and sweet. I was swept away on this dark, suspenseful adventure to save Salt Lake City from the nefarious Children of Lilith. This is a gem of LDS horror fiction. I found it both entertaining and deep.
Highly recommended reading, and I'll be looking forward to the rest in the series!