Friday 22 February 2019


The Making of Gabriel Davenport (Gabriel Davenport #1)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After a week filled with disappointing books, starting this one was a breath of fresh air. I was hooked from the very beginning. Actually, I couldn't put it down. I didn't want to put it down because I was enjoying it so much.

Beth and Stu Davenport moved to the country so that their baby, Gabriel, could grow up in a nice village and enjoy his childhood. But it takes just one night for their quiet family life to be destroyed.

During a terrible snowstorm, while Stu is stranded in the city, Beth suffers a horrific attack by an unknown entity. An incident that separates the small family in the worst possible way.

Years later, the darkness is still waiting and is willing to do whatever it takes to get its smoky hands on Gabriel...

OMG. This book is amazing!

The story is engrossing and kept me swiping the pages of my Kindle because I desperately wanted to know what was going to happen next. The characters are all so interesting and so fleshed out I felt for each and every single one of them every step of the way. And the atmosphere is perfect. Not just the location, or the awful storms, but the tension is gripping. The suspense dripped off every page, putting the characters through so many hellish incidents I was often sitting on the edge of my seat.

And also, THIS is how you write short and snappy chapters that throw you deeper into the story. THIS is how you write multiple POVs and still keep the reader totally wrapped up in the story. I found this especially awesome because, lately, I've had a real problem with excessive POVs in stories that complicated, swamped or ruined my reading experience.

This is such a well-written story and the author's voice is wonderful. Not to mention that it's packed with surprises and twists so many genres together. Or how deliciously creepy and unnerving it turned out to be.

I absolutely LOVED this book and can't wait to read the other two.

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