Dead Souls by J. Lincoln Fenn

Dead Souls: A NovelDead Souls: A Novel by J. Lincoln Fenn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After growing up in a horrible situation Fiona Dunn hasn’t let herself become close to too many people in her lifetime. Currently Fiona is in the longest relationship she’s ever had but when she sees her boyfriend with another woman Fiona immediately thinks the worst.

Feeling miserable Fiona finds herself in a bar drinking away her troubles when she’s approached by a mysterious man. The stranger begins buying Fiona’s drinks and chatting with her but before the night is over he tells Fiona he is none other than the devil and wants to trade for her soul.

Dead Souls is a horror read that while it’s not based on any new or completely original idea the story just kind of drew me in and worked to grabbed my attention anyway. The idea of Fiona who was a rather flawed character selling her soul and what followed from there had me turning the pages to see where the story would go and what would happen.

The author also tied in real events and people to the tell the story of selling ones soul so that is always a fun way to explain the devil’s existence in the world. By the end of this book I wasn’t quite sure what to expect either and it had one of those complete gag me moments of an ending that only belongs in a horror story, what a way to wrap things up.

Overall, great horror read that had me engaged all the way through.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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