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Bargain on 6th - 10th Apr 19
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“Matt Vol I” is the beginning of a short novella thriller series.

Matt Vol II (Chaos in Dubai) is available for Pre-order now!

“They murdered my wife two years ago…

Tonight, you die.

I am Matt, your nightmare!”

On a quiet night like any other, Matt, a successful entrepreneur, returns home to his gorgeous villa, only to find his wife brutally murdered. A soft verdict against the culprits, a gang of violent teenagers, spins Matt’s relatively calm and collected demeanor into something far more sinister. In a manic rage, he seeks vengeance for what has been stolen from him, and he lashes out against the weak system. Sleepless, lonely, tormented nights torture him, filling his head and his heart with frustration, hate, and anger, unleashing an entirely different side of the man–a monster even he did not know existed within him. From Berlin to Rome to Paris, the great cities of the world suffer in the wake of his wrath, as brutal, barbaric killings seem to be the only temporary antidote for his fuming, blood-boiling rage. His victims, so easily deprived of life, seem to be the only cure, the only way to soothe his yearning for revenge, or are they?

Bargain on 6th - 10th Apr 19
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"I'm not honestly sure who this will appeal to. Slasher aficionados will find it tame, and there really isn't any psychological horror. There's also not a lot here for action and thriller fans."

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The story of Matt, a man whose wife was killed and who therefore logically decides that he should travel the world murdering other women.

This has graphic descriptions of violence, multiple murder, and a serial killer lead character, which makes me wonder why it left me feeling bored. Part of the problem is that the characters don't hold the interest. With other serial killer leads, these always something distinct to hold the attention: Hannibal Lector is not likeable but is fascinating, Dexter has a code of honour/code of Harry. Here, the main character only survives because the opponents - who I have a lot more sympathy with - are unbelievably stupid. There's a charming naivity in the author's definition of torture - hammers, fists, and a walkman - and as a horror reader, it left me completely unmoved. Arthur Hailey has written more disturbing torture scenes - and he doesn't write horror!

There's no real character growth. Although the lead's background is revealed it is very much through exposition rather than action, and the "hero's" epiphany of how sick he is is completely undermined because he keeps doing exactly the same thing - killing people horribly - after it as he did before. To state the largest plot-hole in the book would also be a major spoiler, but when a plot could be derailed if anyone involved had read the evil overlord rules, it does lessen the book.

I'm not honestly sure who this will appeal to. Slasher aficionados will find it tame, and there really isn't any psychological horror. There's also not a lot here for action and thriller fans. I'm left with an impression of something that is rather bland, and a little average, and though it is part of a series I won't be reading the rest.

Rating: 2



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