Saturday, 11 August 2018
Killer's Forest...Not like any book I have read before
Author: Ellington Norris
Genre: Thriller, Murder, Crime
"How is Al?' He asked in a hushed tone. Johnny stared and could not conjure an answer. 'Has he said anything to you? Anything about Smith, or the woods, or," Will paused to think, "Or anything strange?" Johnny had his chance - he could reveal Al's plan, his depravity, let Will know Al had tipped from daydreams to a course of action, but the words caught in Johnny's throat. Johnny could not risk losing his only true friend.
Johnny's mind and mouth stuttered a response to Will after a long pause. 'I believe he is fine.' Johnny sealed his fate. Will eyed Johnny but bid him a safe evening, noting he would return to the store after sunrise. Johnny nodded and watched Will walk in the dark towards his home. Before Johnny could shake the guilt from lying to Will, Al returned,
Yes. Before sunrise."
Johnny was an interesting character, I did not particularly like him, he has never found his place in the world. He feels he does not have a place with his own family and his only family are his friends. Johnny will do anything to keep his friends, particularly Al. Although Johnny works on his father's farm helping him and helping to run the family business he is still desperate to be accepted and to feel wanted by someone. Johnny finally confides in Al about this and in my opinion, Al uses this to his own advantage to gain his own pleasures. This should all be reasons why I felt sorry for Johnny, why I wanted him to prosper. They were not. I did not like him throughout the whole story. I found him odd and peculiar.
Since completing Killer's Forest I have started reading another book which an author sent to me. S. Yurvati kindly sent me a copy of her book Blood Moon. I will be reading this and will review it in due course. I have enjoyed the beginning so far...Steph