Behrg Reviews: Communion by Steve Stred
Steve Stred's disturbing trilogy continues with book 2 in the Father of Lies series, and if you thought Ritual was messed up, just wait until you get your meaty hands on this puppy.
Now, as a horror fan and dark fiction author, I'll just say I don't scare often. It's easy to feel like you've seen it all, been there before, especially with a book about cultish practices. But Stred doesn't just walk the line with Communion, he forcibly pulls you over it, and this is the first book in a long time where I felt those heart palpitations and shortened breaths. For me, the mythos behind Father and his cult were a big part of what made this book work. There was more definition and color on those brushstrokes while still allowing ample questions to keep the reader wondering why, how, and WTF. Stred's hitting his stride here and it shows. Looking forward to where these dark paths may lead in book 3.
Today's the release day for Communion, and you can currently get both book 1 & 2 in the series for just $0.99 each on Amazon. And yes, you can thank me later.