Clown Moon by Alex Jameson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of CLOWN MOON by Alex Jameson
This engrossing horror/thriller is set in the “clown craze” of 2016, connecting it to a former clown era in 1981, 35 years earlier. But the craze of 2016 is terrifying, offering violence on both sides, injuries, even fatalities. Clowns and “clown hunters” both are aggressive and dangerous. It's a call for criminals, lowlifes, pedophiles, rapists, and killers to come out to play, and soon it seems as if no one and nowhere can remain safe.
Sam Asher, a former Marine sniper, and his brother Jake, a police officer in Kingston, North Carolina, are drawn into the fray when their nephew Aiden, a high school student, is brutally murdered in the woods one night while wearing a clown costume reworked to appear scary, even terrifying. Sam determines to find the killer, even as more murders of “clowns” occur in divergent locales.
CLOWN MOON is a heart-in-mouth page-turner, rendered more horrifying because the events related here actually could happen, anywhere. Even if the explanation is mob hysteria, history shows how easily and often that occurs. I recommend CLOWN MOON!
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