Saturday, March 16, 2013
Pay Phone [Book Review]
Genre - Horror
Year Published - 2010 (Published by Arctic Wolf Publishing)
Length - 187 [digital] pages *Read on my NookApp on my Samsung Galaxy Note II Phone
Written by Brandon Ford
Rating: 5 Skulls
While a fierce winter falls upon the streets of New York City, a vicious killer is on the hunt for new blood.
From his third floor apartment window, he watches, and waits, using the pay phone across the street to find his victims. With his voice and with his charms, he lures them to his door...
...and one by one they meet their fate.
On a gray morning, he spies someone new. Someone different. Someone who reminds him of someone he knows. Someone very, very special. And he'll stop at nothing to make sure that special someone... is next.
Whatever you do, don't answer the phone. It just might be for you.
Brandon Ford has yet to disappoint!
He is one of those authors who makes you feel as if you know his characters personally.
(I will be telling my wife about the story, and it sounds as if I am talking about people that I actually know...)
This story takes place over a two day span (in early January, 1998) where you first meet Jake - a 27-year-old unemployed man, who spends his days watching the streets below his NYC apartment in search of someone new to murder.
(it is no surprise that you will soon discover just how sadistic and mentally unbalanced Jake is!)
Thrown into the mix of characters are Chelsea & Haley (two roommates who despise one another), Susan (a girl from Jake's past), Arlene (a friend of Chelsea's), and Gladys (Jake's unemployment officer).
Stir the above, and you have the perfect concoction that builds up to a riveting, tension-filled finale! What more can you ask for in a great book?
Ford more than delivers in this one!