The Pariah by Graham Masterton — book review

The Pariah by Graham Masterton, Hammer ‘7.99

Reviewed by Jim McLeod

Soon after moving to Granitehead, disaster strikes John Trenton, when his wife and unborn child are killed. John is visited by the ghost of his dead wife, but he soon discovers not all is what it seems. When the body of a local busybody is found impaled on a still hanging chandelier, John begins to investigate. Which leads him to the discover of wreck of the David Dark, and the terrifying secret that is held within its cargo hold.

This is horror novel from a master at the top of his game. Masterton presents a master class in how to move from a quite tension-filled beginning to a full blown terror-inducing conclusion. With believable characters, gruesome deaths a plenty and more thrills than you can shake a stick at, Masterton has created possibly the best novel of his career. This is a good old fashioned horror tale from a time when horror was fun.

The Pariah by Graham Masterton, Hammer ‘7.99

Reviewed by Jim McLeod

Soon after moving to Granitehead, disaster strikes John Trenton, when his wife and unborn child are killed. John is visited by the ghost of his dead wife, but he soon discovers not all is what it seems. When the body of a local busybody is found impaled on a still hanging chandelier, John begins to investigate. Which leads him to the discover of wreck of the David Dark, and the terrifying secret that is held within its cargo hold.

This is horror novel from a master at the top of his game. Masterton presents a master class in how to move from a quite tension-filled beginning to a full blown terror-inducing conclusion. With believable characters, gruesome deaths a plenty and more thrills than you can shake a stick at, Masterton has created possibly the best novel of his career. This is a good old fashioned horror tale from a time when horror was fun.