Written by: Paula Limbaugh
Bloodeye published by Darkfuse http://www.darkfuse.com/ is quite the odd story. I found myself reading passages to make sure I got it right. I have enjoyed Craig Saunders’ books (Rain, Dark Words and Black Deeds) in the past, but this one left me a little empty. I’m not saying it wasn’t good, just that it felt as though there needed to be more.
“Eyes open, it is just an ordinary world. But through your blood eye? The eye of your soul? Everything is everything.”
Keane Reid’s wife was murdered and Keane has been just going through the motions of living since that awful day. When called to repair a backed up toilet in a pub, he finds a girl nailed to the wall with an eye painted with blood on her forehead and her own eyes missing. Keane stumbles from the site and begins flashing back on past events that are intertwined with the present.
As he tries to make sense of what is happening, his wife appears by his side to offer clues to his past. Keane finds himself fighting with his inner demon who he has dubbed Brother Shadow. His reality is mixed with horrendous events that begin to cast doubts on his sanity. He’s a man looking to be whole but can’t until he faces the past and brings it together with the present.
This is certainly a dark read, but at times you feel sympathetic to the character’s turmoil. His search for redemption leads him to that dark place that many are afraid to admit having. You can find this book at both Darkfuse and Amazon.