Review for Beck Sherman’s Goodbye Nothing ~ Hello Horror!

Posted: September 3, 2013 in horror, Release day, reviews
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If you love dark, brooding horror. If you think you’ve read the worst there is. Then think again.

I have a book that can and will horrify you!

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I’ve been waiting awhile for another book by Beck Sherman.

Goodbye Nothing was so worth the wait.

Beck warned me this was a lot darker than Revamp,  and that’s so true.

Cain has it all. The beautiful, loving wife, an adorable little girl, and a new baby. He’s just received a well deserved promotion and everything is coming up roses.

On his way home, all that changes in a flash of bright lights. A car slams into his jeep and darkness descends.

What wakes up in the hospital is no longer Cain. Well, it’s him but not him. The man everybody looked up to is gone. In his place is something so vile it’s unimaginable, except in the author’s mind!

You’ll have no time to ponder this as what happens next leaves you speechless. It’s so horrific and the author doesn’t spare you from visualizing it.

I like that about Beck’s writing. Not afraid to go the distance, giving you the horror like a straight shot of Tequila. It burns going down.

Cain knows who he is, but what he was is gone. In its place is the Nothing. A gaping hole inside that he feeds with so much blood and gore. It’s never enough.

Here’s where it really gets interesting. He kills at will, but no one seems to notice. It’s like the Nothing is so hungry, it makes his atrocious acts invisible. People don’t seem to ‘see’ what’s happening, only the aftermath.

Any serial killer would love that.

Cain finally catches up to the man who slammed into his Jeep  and left him for dead. The man who left him ‘Nothing.’

It was hard to read on as all of my senses came in to play. I visualized, I heard, I felt, and I smelled every bit of it. You’ve been warned, this is pure horror and it gets worse.

When the blind girl, Joey enters the story, I was relieved to have someone I could relate to in a way. Someone human. Someone nice. And I really liked Ren, her best friend. He’s a shining light in the story, funny and sweet.

But the author can’t just give you a bone . Beck wants you to gnaw on it. And I did with Joey. Something just felt off, felt sideways about her, and it worried me.

I love horror. I always have. I used to think demons were the scariest. Something that can possess you and you can’t even see it or touch it. Now I know the most horrific thing is right outside my door. Who knows. The person standing in line behind you at the grocery store may look human and act human, but be a monster waiting to strike. Waiting to follow you home and do terrible things to you.

Sometimes, the scariest monsters are human!

5 Stars

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I’ve also read REVAMP by Beck Sherman

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My Review

Synopsis

FOR THREE DAYS, IT WAS DARK.
News reporters scrambled. This was the biggest story to come along in weeks.
They called it a blackout.
The last one was in New York City in 2003, but this one was different, special, because the grids in six major cities across the country had been fried, kaput, see-you-next-Sunday. Everyone with some jurisdiction blamed each other, and when there was no one left to blame, terrorism rode in on its gallant steed.
It was the media’s fault. They were so busy stuffing fanatical Muslims with a penchant for Allah and decapitations down the American citizen’s throat, that they never saw it coming. I guess I shouldn’t be too hard on them.
They were partially right.
It was terror after all, but a whole new kind. And when the lights came back on, things had changed.

The dark had brought us visitors.

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About Beck Sherman

Beck Sherman was born and raised in Massachusetts,  attended Syracuse University undergrad, has a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Westminster, London, and when not writing, enjoys exploring abandoned insane asylums and photo-documenting the things that go bump in the night, when they’re kind enough to pose.

You can find out more about the author and other books here:

http://www.becksherman.com/

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5807332.Beck_Sherman

https://www.facebook.com/revampnovel

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