Wednesday, 20 January 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Mr Shivers - Robert Jackson Bennett


It is the time of the Great Depression. The dustbowl has turned the western skies red and thousands leave their homes seeking a better life. Marcus Connelly seeks not a new life, but a death - a death for the mysterious scarred man who murdered his daughter. And soon he learns that he is not alone. Countless others have lost someone to the scarred man. They band together to track him, but as they get closer, Connelly begins to suspect that the man they are hunting is more than human. As the pursuit becomes increasingly desperate, Connelly must decide just how much he is willing to sacrifice to get his revenge.


New authors are always an interesting prospect, mainly because you never know what you’re going to get so the novel will always end up as a surprise. What unfurls in this novel is a story of vengeance and a tale where the protagonist’s quest is always in doubt up until the final moments. It is well written and demonstrates that Orbit are prepared to bring new talent to the fore in this interesting new offering in the Urban Fantasy/Horror genre.

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