Publication Date: June 9, 2019
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Genre: Horror, Psychological Thriller
No. of Pages: 305 pages
Roman Toguri finds himself burying the body of a nun in Boone, North Carolina. As the skies darken and it begins to storm, he is forced to shove the corpse into his trunk and take it home for the night, unaware of the torment that playing God will bestow upon him.
WARNING: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.
Grey Skies begins with Roman Toguri burying a dead body of a nun. It seems that he doesn’t have any idea how she died but he knows that she is his ex-wife friend. As the story unfolds, we learn the different aspects of Roman’s life.
This book manages to creep me out of my comfort zone, in a good way of course. There are a lot of twists that make me wonder, “What the hell is happening here?”, several times. I can’t even put myself in Roman’s shoes. That’s how terrified I am while reading this book or maybe it’s just really my imagination that’s scaring me. There are also times when I have to stop reading it at night because it is creeping me out. I don’t usually read horror books but this is amazing! I can’t believe that this is written by the author at eighteen years old.
Moreover, the world-building is scary yet incredible. The plot, the writing, and the revelations are quite intense because of the keen eye for detail of the author. Some parts of this book are too-detailed but it is okay for me. Indeed, this is a great horror book to read and it is my second 5-star book this year.
I recommend this book for those readers who are into horror or thriller books. This one’s for you but be aware if you have arachnophobia or the fear of spiders. I won’t recommend this book if reading about spiders can greatly affect you.
Overall, I love this book and I will definitely read the other books of William Becker in the future!
TRIGGER WARNING: violence, gore, death
“I was unsure if I was supposed to run away, or just wait for it to make a move.”
“It was a fantastic final moment of beauty as I processed that I would probably die.”
“The horror came when I became aware of the fact that I hadn’t bothered to even consider what I was doing.”
“Eventually, the boy had disappeared, leaving me wondering if he had been there in the first place.”
“I didn’t know if I cared what I went through anymore, for I was too tired to deal with what was in front of me.”
“The fear had been replaced by sickness and exhaustion.”
“You run and you run. You smoke, you drink, and when they finally come after you, you hide in your own denial…”
Thank you for reading!
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DISCLAIMER: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way will affect my thoughts about the book.