I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I’m always in search for the next great thing in horror. You’d be surprised how hard it is to find good horror stories these days. I know Stephen King is the King of Horror but for some reason, I’ve always found it hard to get into any of his stories. I will definitely give Stephen King another go this year, but until then, I’m going to look for what else is out there. I was quite excited to receive this novel from NetGalley…. so here is my review:
With the latest death, Hell gets a new Doctor, one who is utterly without remorse. Best – or perhaps, worst – of all, he knows the secrets of the portal. As he is pitted against vicious serial killers and psychopaths, he is determined to gain access to the portal. “There are only three kinds of pain: physical, such as cutting through the bone marrow of a prisoner’s leg with a dull hacksaw; emotional, such as torturing a prisoner’s family slowly; or psychological, which destroys the hope of the mind.” – Hell’s Doctor Edict
Unfortunately, I was unable to finish this novel. It just made no sense. The author’s writing style made it really confusing to follow along with the action, and there was a constant change-up of characters that added to the confusion. The descriptions of the setting weren’t enough for me to understand the world that was being created. Overall, I just felt like I had stumbled into something that was half-baked. Like I mentioned, I didn’t finish this novel; maybe it gets better as you go along! However, I’m just going to pass on this one.