Thursday, June 5, 2014

Reaping the Dark by Gary McMahon


The main character is a get away driver, waiting for the rest of his group to leave from the old warehouse when everything goes wrong. The sound of bullets shatter the still night and he has only seconds to change his life forever. He takes a chance, hoping for a better life for himself and his unborn child. Ultimately he learns that you can hide so long from the darkness inside of yourself and you always reap what you sow. 

It was brilliantly handled as the main character really tries to battle between what he's doing with his life and the person that he wants to be for his child. I think everyone struggles with that when they learn that they are going to be parents for the first time. You really felt like you got to see his personality even though it was a novella. 

This is a great short horror novel. I would really love to learn that this was the opening into an even bigger world. It was dark and ominous, with a hint of Rosemary's Baby to it which I loved! The pace was quick and the supernatural was handled right without seeming too unbelievable. I can't wait to see what else Gary has for us in the future!