Published: June 2nd 2015
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
The dead are coming back.
Ten naked people walk from a cemetery into artist Sean Casey’s backyard: ten Spore People who used to be dead. One, Mindy, stays with Sean while trying to reclaim her life, but her ex would rather she return to her grave. Sean struggles to protect Mindy and other Spores while battling his recurring—and worsening—nightmares. Meanwhile, the media feeds a panicked frenzy that leads both the hopeful and hateful to Sean’s front door.
As the Spore fungus spreads, so does the fear. When mutilated children match Sean’s nightmares, he realizes his own worst terror may be closer than he thinks.
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That's not to say this isn't a horror. There are some severely dark moments that put this high on the horror shelf. I liked Sean's past troubles and how the puzzle came together bit by bit. It's not entirely unpredictable, but I found I was more intrigued by how the character would react. They had a way of veering the story in a whole new direction. Mindy, for example, had a wonderful character arc and I found myself rooting for her.
The writing is smooth, quick and doesn't waste a second of the readers time. I thought the whole concept was also fascinating. Jones doesn't stop at "goo", she goes into detail, explaining the spores, the substance that started it all and how different people would react.
I absolutely loved the characters, especially Sean and Mindy. They were both went through dramatic changes that I was glued to.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tamara is represented by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter @tambojones
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