The Sunday Salon
I want to share with you all a great new horror book I recently discovered.
Everything changed for Carl and his grandfather, Thaddeus; the day “Rita” came into their lives. Carl is the owner of Lenoir Auto Body. He came to the rescue of a horrific car accident. Before the police arrived on the scene and the driver of the vehicle died, he handed Carl an envelope containing a small black box that held a golden car key. Carl gave his grandfather the keys to an old ‘57 Chevy truck. The same truck that only a few days ago would could have been considered unsalvageable but now looking at the truck, you would never know it had been in any accident. Thaddeus takes “Rita” for a ride. After that, nothing is the same. Thaddeus ends up going for the ride of his life.
OK, so I have not read many horror stories though I love to watch horror movies. As I was reading The Ride, all I could think about was the movie Christine, adapted from a Stephen King novel. Also, I could help feel some elements of Dean Koontz mixed in as well. A book that infuses both classic Stephen King and Dean Koontz into the storyline has got to be a good one. I am happy to report that The Ride is that good. The story started out at a fast pace and kept picking up speed, all the way to the last sentence. Tom Brandner is a first time author for me but after reading this book, I now want to check out his first novel, The Rain.
Check out Mr. Brandner's website at http://www.tombrandner.com/