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The Fallen Boys Paperback – Oct 2 2012
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“House of Sighs grabs you from page one and displays moments of real brilliance. It's fast, scary and disturbing.”
—Nate Kenyon, author of Bloodstone and Sparrow Rock
Marshall Deakins has tried to come to terms with the tragic suicide of his young son. But it still tortures him. His search for answers will lead him down a twisted path paved with secrets and grotesque lies. Instead of peace he finds madness, held captive as part of a deranged plan filled with suffering…and blood. As the nature of his captors’ insanity is revealed, Marshall will need to confront the truth about his son and his own past if he hopes to have a future.
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If you like your scares based in the real world (no ghosts, vampires or zombies to be found) pick this up. You thank/hate me for it.
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Deeply imbedded in The Fallen Boys are themes of the relationship between father and son. Lies and secrets. Not to mention the religious justification for evil. But in Dries' world there is no hope and certainly no light at the end of the tunnel. The author willingly takes a knife to typical reader expectations, as was evident in his previous book House of Sighs. When reading Dries' work, it is a mistake to expect to know where the story is taking you and an even bigger error to hope for a peaceful, or perhaps even an emotionally "satisfactory", resolution. On one level I was angered by The Fallen Boys - disgusted by the sadism of its villains - but on the other hand I find my mind returning to some of its imagery and the sensation of terror that gripped me during the process of reading it.
There is no denying Dries' ability to build gut-wrenching suspense and interminable dread. Many readers will have to put this book down. Others will choose to endure the pain expressed in its pages. But for anyone seeking a novel that dares to venture where others do not, then I can only recommend that you spend some time with The Fallen Boys.