Monday, August 17, 2015

Book Review: From a Whisper to a Scream

Charles de Lint's second horror novel, From a Whisper to a Scream (1992) also happens to be his first novel set in Newford, which, as I'm reading his books in publication order, doesn't mean much to me, but for fans of his Urban Fantasy work, it may be a title which slipped past your radar.

As with Angel of Darkness, the book has some very dark material in; and the fact that it's dedicated to crime writer Andrew Vachss may give you an idea of the direction of that material.

The story focuses on a series of murders, which appear to have been cased by a dead man, and the people attempting to stop it; ranging from the police and journalists, to figures in the community and a runaway girl with a dark past.  I found the book to be compulsively readable, and blazed through it quickly.

Sometimes fiction takes me to very dark places, but within them the light of hope and love can shine very brightly.

A great read.

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