It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Rob Parker’s writing. I’ve read every one of his books and they just keep getting better and better. His latest offering, Blackstoke is a far cry from his previous Ben Bracken books as it’s a new genre for Rob. None the less, it did not disappoint.
Blackstoke is the first foray into horror for Rob Parker. I’m not usually a fan of horror , therefore I was a bit apprehensive about reading this book. However, once I got started I couldn’t put it down! I devoured it in one sitting! Blackstoke is the story of a group of neighbours who have just recently moved into the new, much sought after Blackstoke estate. While some of the occupants are happy to be there, others aren’t quite so excited. As the neighbours get to know each other, it becomes apparent that this is a very eclectic mix of personalities.
While some of them become fast friends, others become enemies. It isn’t long before strange things start to happen in the neighbourhood. At first the occurrences seem a little odd, but not out of the ordinary, as there seems to be a logical explanation for them: a dog doing its business on a neighbour’s lawn, a baby grow stuck in a fence that could have blown off of a washing line. It isn’t long, however, before the incidences become a bit stranger and harder to explain. The group decide to ban together to find out what’s going on.
One night, events turn sinister with the kidnapping of two girls from the neighbourhood, one a teenager,one a baby. Then the occupants of one house are found brutally murdered. To make matters worse, the whole neighbourhood is in the middle of a blackout. That’s when things really get bad!
Blackstoke is a dark, sinister, exciting horror novel that will have the reader on the edge of their seat, eager to see what is going to happen next. Rob Parker has excelled himself with this book. The characters are so life-like that within minutes, the reader is living the story with them. Blackstoke is a must read for all horror fans.
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