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Killing Sound – Paul Southern

Title: Killing Sound
Author: Paul Southern
Published by: Chicken House

Publication date: 2014
Pages: 317
Genres: Horror; Young Adult; Supernatural; Mystery
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

7/10

 

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When Jodie was little, she saw something terrifying – something she’s blocked from her mind. But now it’s coming back to her – a sound only she can hear. A sound more chilling than human screams. What happened that night will not stay silent for long…

 

I don’t read a lot of horror/supernatural books, mainly because I find them very fake and poorly written, however this book is definitely the exception. From the very first page, Southern sets tense, creepy atmosphere, setting the scene for later on in the novel. For the next 300 pages, Paul takes the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions following the main character Jodie and her best friend Luca who set out to find out what actually happened the night her parents were killed.

I loved this book right up until I reached the last chapter and the epilogue, at which point I felt a little cheated and disappointed. I still had many questions and I felt that it ended on a slight cliff hanger which, considering I cannot find any talk of a sequel, I feel is sorely disappointing considering I was going to give this book a solid 9/10. The ending really did spoil the whole atmosphere and plot of Killing Sound and left me feeling a bit sad that a proper ending had not been constructed.

Nevertheless, I would still highly recommend this book if you are able to look past the cliff hanger ending, as the rest of the novel holds high merits.

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