Nov 212012

Review: Dark Halo

Review: Dark HaloDark Halo by Christopher Kokoski
Published by BlackWyrm Publishing on Jun 29, 2012
Genres: Adult, Horror, Paranormal
Format: eBook from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

In a town besieged by shadowy, demonic forces, a father races against time to save his family.

Thirty-five-year old Landon Paddock has deserted his wife and daughter, abandoned his business, and secluded himself in his late parent’s southern Indiana ranch. But he’s barely lapsed into a drunken coma when a mysterious, winged stranger appears during a violent lightning storm, chasing him out into the maddening night with his estranged 15-year old daughter.

As layer after layer of reality is dissolved by a series of violent encounters, the only way to survive might be for Landon to band together with the family he destroyed to make one last stand against a sinister army of unthinkable magnitude. Hope, family and redemption lay in the outcome.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was an intense and very dark horror story. Don’t let the moody paranormal angel cover fool you, this is horror story where people die. And not just the bad guys! I was so upset over some of the events that happened, but no way will I ruin it for you but revealing the victims.

More than a paranormal adventure, this isn’t the religious rant that some angel stories become. There are more religious aspects than I was expecting, but more than anything, this story was about survival. It was suspenseful and scary and a lot of fun to read.

There were a few questions that weren’t answered for me, but the only problem that bothered me was why Lucy went out at all. Why? Who would do that? It didn’t make any sense. It coloured my opinion of her early (DUMB!) and made it hard for me to like her. Luckily, I did connect with Landon and his daughter, which made me root for them to survive whatever craziness was descending on their lives. And craziness there was!

Overall, this was an entertaining horror story that had me guessing about what the outcome would be. At one point I was certain that the story would end with the end of the world, and I wasn’t sure if I would be upset or delighted. The ending wasn’t as dramatic as the rest of the story, but it was a good conclusion.

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