The NEW horror novel from the million-copy-selling Graham Masterton.
'A TRUE MASTER OF HORROR' JAMES HERBERT.
The girl had been staring into her mirror all morning before she picked up the small bottle of sulphuric acid and poured it over her forehead.
Samira was a young woman with her whole life ahead of her. What could have brought her to this? DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel of Tooting Police suspect it's suicide. But then a meek husband kills his wife, and the headteacher of the local school throws her pupils out of a window. It's no longer a random outbreak of horrific crimes. It's a deadly virus. And it's spreading. Somehow, ordinary Londoners are being infected with an insatiable lust to murder. All of the killers were wearing second-hand clothes. Could these garments be possessed by some supernatural force?
The death count is multiplying. Now Jerry and Jamila must defeat the ghost virus, before they are all infected...
'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' PETER JAMES.
I was very kindly provided with an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I have given Ghost Virus five stars.
Let me start this review by telling you that as a person who works with second hand clothing, I will NEVER be able to look at my job the same ever again!
I read Graham Masterton's "Spirit" as a child and despite thoroughly enjoying the horror within, I have never read anything else by him but I was absolutely thrilled to discover that I was just as captivated by his writing now as I was then.Very rarely do I read a horror that chills me to my bones and that is exactly what the author did with Ghost Virus. The story line was equal parts terrifying and silly, with lots of gory scenes added to really capture the reader's attention.
I was absolutely addicted to this wonderfully quirky tale of possessed clothes, with all of it's grit.
He truly is a master of horror and I am now wondering why it's been so long since I delved into one of his books.
Graham Masterton trained as a newspaper reporter before beginning his career as an author. Graham’s credits as a writer include the bestselling horror novel The Manitou and the Katie Maguire crime series, which became a top-ten bestseller in 2012.
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