Friday 2 September 2011

URBAN FANTASY CRIME REVIEW: Thomas Usher 2: Dead Bad Things - Gary McMahon

Release Date: 01/09/11


He sought to flee his tragic past.

But when Thomas Usher hears a clockwork voice on the phone and sees ever-more disturbing visions in a derelict warehouse, Usher realises that he has to return home – for the sake of his own sanity. Meanwhile, a deadly figure from Usher’s past threatens to undermine the very fabric of reality.


To be honest here, I’m a fan of Gary’s writing as you never know what you’re going to get except for one thing, there is always going to be some sort of curved ball thrown at you. What the second book to feature Thomas Usher contains is a story that is not only gripping but one that keeps you guessing from start to finish. Its wonderfully woven, the prose are sharp and all in it’s a satisfactory read as mysteries are unveiled and the suspense kept up from start to finish. Add to this Gary’s unique authorly voice that establishes this as his writing and it’s a title that more than satisfied (even with the Goosebumps from some of the weirder aspects of the writers imagination) which made this a cracking title from start to finish.

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