Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lights Out by Melissa Groeling: Review



Even when the lights are out, he can still see you…

            Paul Holten’s profession doesn’t leave much room for doubt or conscience but he’s reaching his breaking point. The nightmares are getting worse, the jobs are getting harder to finish and the volatile relationship with his boss, Aaron, is falling apart. Now faced with the possibility of an impending death sentence, Paul makes the fatal decision to run. Drawn into one hellish situation after another, he’s forced to confront his dark past---and wonder if perhaps dying isn’t the better option. 
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This hard-hitting, suspenseful story of a hitman’s encounter with a vengeful being hell-bent on protecting an artifact of incalculable power is a terrifying tale of horrific proportions.  Paul, a tough-as-nails, cynical, professional killer becomes a pawn in a deadly theft attempt after trying to protect a young boy who has been cruelly tortured and physically abused by the bottom-feeding scum of society –pedophiles. 
As the story unfolds Paul has short appalling flashbacks to his own childhood, and the reader is led down the path of his defilement and corruption.  This is a gritty horror story that left me shaken.  It is also a mesmerizing tale that kept me awake reading late into the night – unable to get it out of my head.
Skillfully narrated and chilling in its intensity, this book will not be for everyone, but if horror you want, then this will certainly fit the bill and should not be missed.
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J

Author Bio

            Melissa Groeling graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in English. She lives, reads and writes in the Philadelphia region and wherever else life happens to send her. She is a hardcore New York Giants fan and loves chocolate. Lights Out is her second novel to date.

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