Monday 21 March 2011

Chilling and Thrilling Paranormal: A Review of Dead Man’s Eye

My Book Review of Dead Man's Eye by Shaun Jeffrey:

Dead Man’s Eye by Shaun Jeffrey is a nice, solid paranormal thriller, with a strong engaging plot. The prose is realistic, well-written and the story holds your attention from start to finish.

Joanna Raines has enough problems with failing eyesight, a troubling cornea transplant when she discovers she’s seeing strange shadows. She thinks she is going mad, only to discover there’s something far more sinister and supernatural is happening. And she may be the only person who can stop it.

The author does a splendid job of throwing a poor ordinary person into an extraordinary, unbelievable situation and making it both realistic and logical. The heroine reacts and behaves in a genuine, plausible manner that grounds the narrative beautifully. I also found the simple motivation of the antagonists (they’re just looking to wreak mayhem) refreshing; sometimes old-fashioned evil is enough.

Some readers may find the ending unsatisfying, but I loved it. I thought the unresolved, dark closer was the perfect finish. I look forward to reading more novels by this author.

Dead Man's Eye is also available on Smashwords


SunTiger said...

Okay. This is going on my MUST READ pile. I love the whole premise. In honesty? I see weird shadows all the time ... see movement ... look toward it and suddenly there's nothing there.

Cannot WAIT to read this!

*Found you on Book Blogs and I'm following.*

A. F. Stewart said...

Glad to have you on board.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I really enjoyed your review, Anita. You are my favourite book reviewer. I'm putting ARODME on my list.

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