Bookreview: Deadly Nightshade by Paul Jason

Deadly NightshadeDeadly Nightshade by Jason Paul
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a free copy of “Deady Nightshade” in return for an honest review.

So, it’s been a while since I read the book. I have to admit that I am rather torn about it which is why I needed the space to write this review. But first what is it all about?
Virginia is newly married but troubled by strange visions at night. Kyle’s piano teacher abuses him and the sudden death of his mother brings him to Virginia his mothers best friend. There is also a strange girl and a strange man and it only becomes apparent in the end what they have to do with Virginia. And then there are kittens…

Does that all sound rather confusing but intriguing? Well, that is exactly how I feel about the book. There are so many storylines that I sometimes found it difficult to keep up with the whole story. It comes together in the end. At first, I wanted to write “nicely” but hell this is a horror story and there is a good deal of horror in there.

I have no problem with horror books even though they are not my preferred genre but in this case, it was a little too much for my liking. I suspect the reason is that the horror didn’t fully make sense to me and I just could not fully connect with the characters in the story. Because the horror was a little too much for me I had to skip parts of the story and that didn’t help me to understand what was going on.

“Deadly Nightshade” is written from the point of view of the different characters and I love that in a story because it makes me think and it gives a book a much wider perspective. That is also the reason why I kept reading. I just wanted to know how the whole thing is going to end. And I wanted to know more about the characters. Where are they coming from? Who exactly are they? And why do they react the way they do? Unfortunately, I didn’t get these questions answered and I am not sure if that is because I had to skip too much of the book or something the author has to work on.

All in all, it was an interesting reading experience. This book is worth trying if you like the horror genre and being scared without diving in too deep into a character’s development.

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