Thursday, 31 December 2015

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Dead Ringers - Christopher Golden

Release Date: 03/11/15
Publisher:  Headline


Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden - author of Snowblind and Tin Men - will thrill fans of Dean Koontz, Peter Straub and Stephen King - and chill them to the bone. Here is a haunted house novel with a deadly new spin.

When Tess Devlin bumps into her ex-husband, she's furious that he seems not to know her.

And then Frank Lindbergh is attacked by an intruder in his home ... an intruder who wears Frank's face.

In the heart of the city, a mansion stands on a hill and behind its wrought-iron fence an evil force is at work, leaving everyone who comes near it hysterical with fear.

But the real terror lies inside the house. Tess and Frank have no choice but to confront a mistake made years ago. A mistake that summoned an ancient evil ... and means even their own reflections could kill them.


A bit of a strange book and one brings everything to the fore with a tale full of evil spirits who inhabit a mirror seeking their freedom. Its definitely quirky, something unusual and a story that ll in will keep you entertained. However that’s not to say that the book isn’t without its problems. I did find the characters a little bland for my personal tastes and when at times I felt that the story struggled to keep its pace going made me feel that it was more of a meh title than a golden offering. All round I was disappointed and whilst I do accept that a prolific author like Chris is a very busy man due to his schedule, sometimes I wish that a little more time could be taken with a book to polish the tale to its best potential.

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