Written by: David Blackthorn
A group of friends on a dream vacation bring back more than just souvenirs in this novel. Pinkerton’s newest tale is pleasingly touched with evil and suspense as a trip to Kiratimati Island throws 4 people into a terrifying storm. When they come back they’re no longer the same people, now intent on opening a portal to Hell.
Anatomy of Evil was certainly an exciting read that keeps the reader entertained. The first part of the book is devoted to introducing the characters, giving a background if each. At the start of their adventure, you become close to the core characters, drawn to them. Later on, you begin to change focus, cheering for another group of main characters instead. In this way, Pinkerton shows his grasp of character development and how he draws you to them, showing himself to be a master of this craft.
As the story builds, so does the suspense. You’ll have to allow yourself plenty of time to read this as you move into the second half of the book because it will be nearly impossible to put down. Even without excessive bloodshed or gore, this one will keep you hooked, showing you that a good horror novel can hold your attention with the elements of suspense, peril, the occasional terrifying moments and strong characters.
Add Anatomy of Evil to your wish list, watch for its release and dive into this one. You won’t be disappointed. Brian Pinkerton has a bright and shining future as one of the voices of horror, bringing back the feel and style of some of the genre’s masters from decades ago. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and can’t wait to see what he has for us next.