Reviews of Dark Fiction

Faithless by Hunter Shea

Pain and loss have always been great fodder for horror stories and this one is no exception. Hunter Shea pulled on my heartstrings so hard they snapped like the strings on a ravaged guitar.

Father Luis Figueroa is stuck on the side of the road and on the phone with his wife, when their home is invaded. He listens as strangers attack his family. Raul abandons his dead vehicle and runs home, only to find his house surrounded by police. His family is gone. His faith is gone. And that’s just the start of the story. Will Raul be able to get through this tragedy? You’ll have to read this to find out!

I thought I was immune to all the feels where Hunter Shea is concerned-after reading CREATURE, I thought there was no way for him to get to me again. I was wrong. So very, very wrong. I felt what Raul was feeling, I was there, in his head. The loss of his faith, the loss of his will to live, I felt it all. But it wasn’t only Raul. His friend Felix also carved out a special place in my heart. The bad guy who needs to redeem himself-needs to accomplish one great “right” to balance out all of his little wrongs. I loved these men.

I haven’t spoken too much about the plot because I don’t want to ruin it, but there were some genuinely scary portions in this book. I’m talking “maybe I shouldn’t read this in my dark house all alone” type scares. I don’t scare easy, but I was tense the entire time Raul was under attack. (Again, you’ll have to read this to find out!)

I’ll just wrap this up by saying that this book was marvelous. It has all the things lovers of dark fiction enjoy: grief, horror, scares, redemption, darkness and light. FAITHLESS is a prime example of modern day horror at its best and Hunter Shea shines as one of the best horror authors out there. Don’t miss this one!

My highest recommendation!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!

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Hunter Shea
Horror, Dark Fiction
Flame Tree Press
10/26/2021
E-Arc
348
NetGalley

How do you survive hearing your family being brutally murdered over the phone? For Father Raul Figeuroa, all faith and hope are lost. Turning away from the priesthood, he retreats to his aunt's empty farmhouse in upstate New York, hoping to drink himself to oblivion. But he's not alone in the house. Something is trying to reach out to him. Or is he losing his grip on reality? When his childhood friend Felix comes to visit, things take a darker turn. The deeper they dig into the mystery, the closer they get to hell literally breaking loose.

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