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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: Devil's Island

Devil's Island Devil's Island by Mark Lukens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of DEVIL'S ISLAND by Mark Lukens

DEVIL'S ISLAND is a delightfully scary book with lots of hauntings and terrors beyond hauntings. A small Caribbean island, deserted for a century, is the focus of first a corporate attempt to remodel the mansion into a resort, and second, of a billionaire filmmaker who allegedly wishes to film a documentary. But the Thornhill Manor is no ordinary abandoned residence, and the island is no ordinary island. Nicknamed “Devil's Island” by natives in the 19th century, after a brief period of residence by the Thornhills, the island harbors a force of prehistory, powerful and compelling.

The filmmaker, Nick Gorman, hires a motley crew of psychics and scientists to investigate Thornhill Manor over a 48-hour-period. What they encounter seems tailor-made to their particular fears, a factor which renders the story even more terrifying for the various characters and for the readers as well.

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