Sunday, July 19, 2015
Skinner - by David Bernstein - Friends isolated by a surprise snowstorm -- what could go wrong
The last time I reviewed a David Bernstein book, Toxic Behemoth, I commented "NO ONE IS SAFE IN A DAVID BERNSTEIN BOOK." That is certainly true in his latest novel from Darkfuse, Skinner.
From the opening words...
"The sky was mean-looking, ominous and dark, like a crinkled piece of carbon paper. There hadn't been a storm in the forecast. Golf-ball-sized snowflakes were coming down as if a pillow fight were taking place in the heavens above."
In other words, "It was a dark and stormy night." And you just know that means trouble. What follows is a pulse-pounding story of six friends who become isolated in a surprise snowstorm. Two questions come to mind in a story such a this, who will survive and just how will they meet their fates.
What awaits this group requires the suspension of disbelieve in a big way. If you can do that, you're in for a treat. Bernstein is a gifted story teller, even if he does take the reader well off the beaten track in this one.
Skinner will be available in both paperback and e-book formats on June, 21st, 2015. Published by Darkfuse, you can read this one at no additional charge if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read this one for FREE as your monthly selection from the Kindle Owners Lending Library.