A deliciously creepy thriller reminiscent of an old Vincent Price movie. Its the kind of book you read with black and white pictures forming in your mind. Very atmospheric and spooky.
IN A NUTSHELL :
destitute couple who own a small lodging house (empty of guests) are
gradually pawning their belongings to fill their bellies, when out of
nowhere there's a knock on the door. A "gentleman" looking for secluded
Soon, the hackles of suspicion are raised in the mind
of the missus. But what to do? If their lodger really is the deranged
killer (think Jack the Ripper) then they lose their tenant. Their
income. Their food. Better to keep quiet. Keep quiet and wait...
was really good. (And free on kindle). Its very high in atmosphere but
no gore whatsoever. I love how the London fog drifts into the houses,
fills hallways and creeps up the stairs...eeeeek!
Why 4 stars?
The middle was a tad repetitive (what if he's the "Avenger"? What
should I doooo..??), the motive for the killings was never really
explained, and the author was overly fond of the word "deprecating "
But its a good story. Very good.
VIOLENCE: Virtually none
PARANORMAL ELEMENTS: None
MY RATING : G