Seeing Evil by Jason Parent
I received a free copy of Seeing Evil from the publisher in return for an honest review.
I'm pretty fussy when it comes to thrillers, especially when there is some aspect of policing/police procedure involved. But Seeing Evil is no regular thriller. The storyline reveals the very real human side of horror and the psychological torture and abuse that humans are capable of, but at the same time it has a paranormal feel to it as it introduces us to Michael, a child who has psychic visions of the future. It's full of chilling and disturbing scenes and the author has done an excellent job of portraying the darker side of human nature.
I loved the realistic characters, just normal everyday people who despite their flaws and baggage, step up and do something truly brave and heroic. They really appealed to me and were very well developed and memorable. I really hope to read more about them in future.
Usually it's the characterisation that makes a book for me but everything about Seeing Evil was a hit. I was gripped from start to finish. The pacing was perfect, the writing was smooth and a pleasure to read, which resulted in me being up all night reading and finishing the book in one sitting.
I knew upon finishing that it was perhaps going to be one of my favourites of 2015 but it wasn't until I tried to read another book afterwards that I realised just how much I had enjoyed this one. I couldn't settle into another book, I kept finding myself thinking about the characters in this one. It took me trying 3 different books before I could find something where my mind wasn't wandering back to Seeing Evil while reading. Because of this Seeing Evil is definitely going onto my favourites of 2015 shelf.
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