Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ronald Malfi's Bone White - #Review #Horror


My thoughts
Malfi does it again! If you're looking to read a book that emits a feeling of palpable dread from start to finish, this one is for you.

Paul and Danny are twin brothers. It is said that twins have an almost supernatural connection and it seems to be so with them. When Danny, the more troubled of the two, goes missing, Paul begins to worry. That worry becomes dread when a man confesses to the mass murder of some campers/hikers in a small town in Alaska called Dread's Hand. He believes Danny is among the victims.

What follows is a harrowing journey for Paul to a town full of superstition and suspicion. It almost seems that no one understands the concept of identical twins by the way they react when Paul shows photographs of Danny. Paul becomes more and more frustrated when no one will talk to him, and he gets no help from the local law enforcement.

This book has a lot of genuinely creepy moments. There's no blatant "slap you in the face" horror here. This is a slow and steady build of complete dread. It's like living the story along with Paul. Everything he felt I swear I felt in my gut.

The end was quite the revelation. I loved it. I loved the whole book. What can I say? I'm hooked on Malfi. Can't wait to read his next one!

About the book
A landscape of frozen darkness punctuated by grim, gray days.
The feeling like a buzz in your teeth.
The scrape of bone on bone. . . 

Paul Gallo saw the report on the news: a mass murderer leading police to his victims graves, in remote Dread's Hand, Alaska.
It's not even a town; more like the bad memory of a town. The same bit of wilderness where his twin brother went missing a year ago. As the bodies are exhumed, Paul travels to Alaska to get closure and put his grief to rest.
But the mystery is only beginning. What Paul finds are superstitious locals who talk of the devil stealing souls, and a line of wooden crosses to keep what's in the woods from coming out. He finds no closure because no one can explain exactly what happened to Danny.
And the more he searches for answers, the more he finds himself becoming part of the mystery. . .

Available on Amazon and other booksellers


About the author
Ronald Malfi is an award-winning author of many novels and novellas in the horror, mystery, and thriller categories from various publishers, including Little Girls, this summer’s 2015 release from Kensington.

In 2009, his crime drama, Shamrock Alley, won a Silver IPPY Award. In 2011, his ghost story/mystery novel, Floating Staircase, was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award for best novel, received a Gold IPPY Award for best horror novel, and the Vincent Preis International Horror Award. His novel Cradle Lake garnered him the Benjamin Franklin Independent Book Award (silver) in 2014, while December Park, his epic coming-of-age thriller, won the Beverly Hills International Book Award for suspense in 2015.

Most recognized for his haunting, literary style and memorable characters, Malfi’s dark fiction has gained acceptance among readers of all genres.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1977, and eventually relocated to the Chesapeake Bay area, where he currently resides with his wife and two children.

Visit with Ronald Malfi on Facebook, Twitter (@RonaldMalfi), or at http://www.ronmalfi.com.
(author bio from Goodreads)


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