Title: The Dream Beings | Author: Aaron J. French | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Pub. Date: 2016-1-5 | Pages: 101 | ISBN13: 9781619231658 | Genre: Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Date Read: 2015-11-22 | Source: Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Dream Beings
When Jack Evens’s name appears in blood at the scene of a grotesque ritualistic murder, the private investigator is drawn into a conflict that extends beyond reality, into the realm of dreams…and nightmares.
A serial killer is after him, but this is no ordinary psychopath. This killer is controlled by mysterious creatures from another realm. If he hopes to survive, Jack must finally come to terms with his psychic ability, a gift that has haunted him since he was a child.
At stake are the women the killer has targeted, Jack’s own life, and something much more…something of cosmic proportions.-Goodreads Synopsis
The Dream Beings Review
This novella by Aaron J. French is an entertaining way to spend an hour. He does an almost perfect job of giving you a story that delivers blood, guts, gore, and spook in bite-sized form. The story centers around a psychic investigator fighting demons controlling a serial killer that seems fixated on him. It’s a trippy read at times, and one that may not appeal to all readers. If Lovecraftian style isn’t one you adore, I can’t say I’d recommend this book to you.
None of the actual characters are unbelievable, for all the weirdness that is going on. The creep-factor of the serial killer is high. The theory espoused by the psychic is interesting. The prose is wonderfully (or perhaps a better word would be disgustingly) descriptive. All in all, a fun read and a good introduction to French’s work if you’ve never read him before.