Sunday, March 27, 2011
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Reunion
David Ray killed eight students and then turned the gun on himself. He thought the shooting and suicide would fix his world. It didn't. The massacre threw Tanner Khan and the other survivors into chaos.
Twenty years later, Tanner and his fellow classmates reluctantly agree to hold a reunion to lay the past to rest. Although they suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, they come back to their hometown and reunite in the defunct school building. Old flames are rekindled, fears are ignited, and their lives are about to explode in a whirlwind of memories, haunted by the spirit of David Ray.
Once inside the old school, they discover that a dark entity has joined them. It has come to collect a debt, long overdue, and someone has to pay. Will Tanner and his classmates overcome their fears and put the pieces of their lives back together, or will they be consumed by their worst nightmare?
Reunion is not your typical "high school reunion" tale. It covers controversial topics such as school shootings, bullies, and post-traumatic stress disorder with sensitivity and grace, has a beautifully dark tone that keeps you mystified, and has characters that are just as haunting as the are realistic. The book itself doesn't seem to fit into one genre, but would appeal to a variety of readers from fans of supernatural thriller, to "chick-flicks", to fans of more emotional stories. The pacing and plot build up perfectly throughout and the dialogue is realistic. The only complaint I have with it is the first few chapters seem a little thrown together and off pace with the rest of the book, but as soon as you read past them, you become hooked into the tale as if you were actually there. Another surprise is that the book is written in first person. Now while most books wouldn't work in that text, I thought it added to that atmosphere the story was trying to create and made me like it that much more. Plus, it's hard to write a good story in first person, so Bravo! This is definitely a great book and you can get your copy HERE.