Book Review - Hellbounce (The ARC Chronicles #1)

Hellbounce (The ARC Chronicles) (Volume 1) - Matthew W Harrill

Hellbounce (I love this title) is a fantastic supernatural horror thriller.

Overall, a great story with a clever and well thought out plot. Interesting characters. A thrilling adventure, which was believable, despite the supernatural element. Definitely induced plenty of ‘I can’t put this book down’ too.

I loved the beginning of this book, which introduces us to Dr Eva Ross, a psychotherapist, dealing with a very twisted individual with Borderline Personality Disorder. It certainly had an impressive Silence of the Lambs feel to it at this stage.

Later the story progressed into something resembling Clive Barker being let loose with the Bible. As a huge fan of Clive Barker and currently attempting to complete my challenge of reading the entire Bible within a year, I really enjoyed the whole demons, Hell and biblical scriptures aspect of this book. It was approached in an in-depth and descriptive way that had it feeling unnervingly believable.

I also loved that part of the adventure took me to Egypt. It is a place very close to my heart, as it is the only place I have travelled to outside of Europe, and I loved it so much I went back there two years later. I enjoyed being taken back to the hustle and bustle of the bazaars, and imagining the beautiful colours and intense smell of spices.

I highly recommend this to all horror fans. I didn’t find this story scary, but I did find it very interesting, exciting and somewhat intense at times. There are some gruesome scenes of a graphic nature, but they are well placed as part of the storyline and not just there to shock.

This felt like a book written by a very experienced author. Very impressive, and I would be surprised if this is not a huge success.

I would like to thank the author for a copy of this book, via THE Book Club, in exchange for an honest review.