MAN MADE MURDER
Author: Z. Rider
Type of Book: ARC Softcover
Length: 298 pages
Genre: Horror, Paranormal Fiction
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Dark Ride Publishing
Paperback Price: $16.99 USD (includes free ebook)
Ebook Price: $5.99 USD
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
** MAN MADE MURDER comes out in paperback and ebook formats October 13, 2015.
When the police are unable to track down the prime suspect in his sister Sophie’s murder, Carl Delacroix decides to take matters into his own hands.
After two years of spending all his money on private investigators, Carl is broke and desperate. But he finally has a solid lead and is now hot on the killer’s trail. He is determined to take him down.
However, “…the road is dark and full of monsters, and the one he’s chasing has a deadly bite.”
Meanwhile, the band “Man Made Murder” sets out on a cross country tour. But, before the tour even begins, the lead guitarist, Dean, has a run in with a vicious biker.
This sets off a chain of events that will change all their lives forever.
Set in 1978, this book will take readers back to an era before cell phones and at the height of what we now call the classic rock era. In fact, the author includes references to several well-known songs that are playing on the radio as Carl is driving.
A night in a roadside motel cost eleven dollars, gas was fifty-nine cents a gallon and you could buy two packages of cigarettes for less than two dollars.
If you were alive in the seventies, you will love the pop-culture references included in this book. I was six years old in 1978, but I can remember that period in time being one that was almost idyllic. People were much more trusting back then, you could even say that most people were naive to the horrors that seem so commonplace today. Murders were few and far between in most places (or if they weren’t, we just didn’t hear about them like we do in today’s news saturated world.) I love that this story is set in that era.
This is the first book of The Blood Road trilogy. Book Two – DEAD TO THE WORLD is due to be released in February 2016 and the third book: BRING OUT THE DEAD will be released in June 2016.
I thoroughly enjoyed MAN MADE MURDER. Just when I thought I had the plot all figured out, author Z. Rider threw in a terrific twist. Once I settled back into the story and was sure I knew where the story was heading – WHAM – another twist. I LOVE IT! It is rare that I am completely surprised by a plot twist, but this time I definitely did not see it coming.
This book starts off at breakneck speed and the action never lets up. In fact, even the scenes where character building is the obvious goal, fly by.
This book is one you will not want to put down. I read the entire book in twenty-four hours.
Everyone will be able to relate to at least one of the characters in the book, and readers will find themselves sometimes rooting for the character that maybe they should be hating. It takes a skilled writer to create characters that are so compelling and believable.
This book made me wish that the second book was already available. I have signed up for the author’s newsletter just so I can get my hands on the next book in the series as soon as possible.
So, if you love horror fiction and you love great characters and terrific story-building, this book is for you.
I enthusiastically rate “Man Made Murder” by Z. Rider as 5 out of 5 Stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Add this book to your ‘Must Read” list and mark October 13th on your calendar to be one of the first people to get your hands on a copy of this great horror book.
I have read two other books by Z. Rider – INSYLUM and SUCKERS and I loved them both. Reviews for all of Z. Rider’s books can be found on my blog.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Z. Rider is the author of SUCKERS as well as INSYLUM. The second and third books in the Blood Road trilogy will be released in 2016.
Z. Rider grew up in New Hampshire and now lives in the mountains in Tennessee with her husband and two dogs.
To learn more about her visit http://www.zriderwriter.com