Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Skinjumper - by Lincoln Crisler - A solid first horror novel
It's hard to believe that Skinjumper is Lincoln Crisler's first novel. It seems like I've been reading his stuff for years. But, then again, he has written more than 30 short stories, two novellas and edited couple of successful anthologies, so if you're a fan of the horror genre you may have heard the name before.
Skinjumper is a well thought out, imaginative, tale that begins with a attempt to bring a family pet back from the dead. Amateurs and the occult, what could possibly go wrong? The attempt fails, but several years later, Terry Miller discovers an unexpected consequence.
Anything more would involve major spoilers, but the title should be enough to give you a clue as to what that consequence might me. This "Talent" is enough to keep him one step in front of the police as he racks up a bit of a body count. As is often the case, Terry's desire for revenge may prove to be his undoing.
Crisler does an excellent job of keeping the reader guessing right to the very end.
Skinjumper is available now in paperback and for the Kindle from Amazon.com. Published by Ragnarok Publications.