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My love of reading encouraged me to start a run of posts under the title of Book Lovin'. I thought it might be a fun way to show some of the books I've been reading and loved so much that I just had to tell everyone about it! Plus I love to hear other people's book recommendations so if you have a current fave please share it with us!
For the first post I just had to mention the The Broken Ones by Stephen M. Irwin. The novel is a supernatural thriller set in the near future where everyone on earth is haunted by a ghost, whether it be a friend, family member or stranger. No one knows how or why these ghosts suddenly appeared to silently haunt the living, and the world has descended into a chaotic mess reminiscent of the Great Depression (but a way, way creepier version of it).
The protagonist of the story is Detective Oscar Mariani, who is confronted with solving a disturbing case involving a serial killer and the ritualistic murders of young women. To say the least, this isn't your average crime procedural novel! To say any more would ruin the story so I'll just say that this is the best crime and supernatural novel I have read in a long time. It is thoroughly original (which can be very rare these days), genuinely spooky and once you start reading I guarantee you won't want to stop. Seriously- you can hold me to that! I'm currently waiting and hoping that this will be the start of a series...
And to make things even better the novel is set entirely in Brisbane, where Irwin actually lives. It's a lot of fun reading a book where you recognise the locations, especially as our city isn't exactly a popular setting for novels! This is Stephen's second book, his first being The Dead Path (which I just managed to get a hold of, I'll review it in the future!) which is also a supernatural/horror read.
What book/s are you loving right now? Do you like a scary read or something a bit lighter? I'd love to know!