Dead Man’s Eye
Author: Shaun JeffreyRating: C+; Enjoyable, would recommendReading Level: AdultPages: E-BookPublisher: SmashwordsRelease Date: September 18, 2010Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Joanna Raines looked at the world through a dead man’s eyes.
A corneal transplant does more than correct Joanna Raines sight. It allows her to see something that doesn’t want to be seen. Something evil. Something that threatens mankind. The only trouble is that no one believes her, and by the time they do, it might be too late … Seeing is believing. Now Joanna just has to convince everyone else. (via Smashwords)
Super Brief Review:
Great supernatural thriller for a quick read
“The God help us.”
“Well if he doesn’t, then I think we’re well and truly screwed.”
Slightly Longer Review:
Dead Man’s Eye is a good read if you have an hour or two to kill. For the bargain price of $.99 it’ll keep you entertained. To be clear this is in no way, shape or form even close to a romance. It is a horror novella.
Joanna is the recent recipient of a cornea transplant. While on her way to a doctor’s appointment a man is knocked into the way of a subway train and he loses his arm. Joanna witnesses a black shadow rush towards the man but thinks it is due to some troubles she is having with the transplant.
Joanna is in for a serious shock when she leaves her appointment and the man from the station is there but he isn’t the same man that she had conversed with at the station. He looks evil and there is a black aura around him. There is also a black limb where his human arm used to be. It isn’t until Joanna witnesses several strange events and several more black auras that she starts seriously worrying about what is going on. Who is this person and why is he spreading his blackness like an infection? More importantly, who is going to believe her?
Jeffrey writes a pretty suspenseful tale in the short amount of pages that the book has, only 126 according to my Nook. The only thing that stopped this book from being a B+ or even an A for me was what I felt was an unnecessary rape scene. We don’t know the woman just that the demon possessing the body gets his kicks from “defiling” human women. Thankfully it is one brief scene and then the story moves on.
Overall, Jeffrey does a great job keeping you entertained for a little while without hitting your pocketbook heavily.