Bewertung: ★★★★★ 5 Sterne
Gabriel Blake's debut novel The Mother of all Things is dark psychological thriller type horror that is well-written, full of suspense and mystery with twists and turns that lead to a bloody confrontation. Best English read this year.
Elaine Davis is tortured by the death of her son. She moves back to her childhood home in the country with her children and is plagued by visions, nightmares and strange occurrences. Mystery surrounds the disappearance of a policeman, last seen on her property. A devastating past erased from memory is catching up with Elaine. Secrets are revealed, an obsession grows out of control, the body count rises and the violent jaw-dropping finale will blow your mind.
The Mother of all Things is a violent and bloody thriller verging on horror which I do not always like but it works here. The descriptive writing is beautiful which makes you accept the sex and violence. A review in English Amazon says similar. The characters are realistic and alive. The main character Elaine is someone has mental health problems that many can relate but she is not weak. It is hard for me to criticize a story I really enjoy. I would say if you don't like violence, sex, nightmare scenes or blood then do not read. But if you like a realistic psychological thriller type horror with excellent writing, description and don't mind the things listed and you love suspense and twists and don't mind being scared then this is most definitely for you.
The Mother of all Things by Gabriel Blake is a fast-paced page-turning dark mystery, suspense, thriller that you will struggle to tear yourself away from.