Ghoulish Savannah funeral parlor heir Caleb Exley lusts after the untouchable art student Scarlet, who dreams of blowing town and heading to Hollywood. Caleb and his best friend, Grainger Mercer IV, liven up the dying Exley & Sons funeral business with a touch of modern day memento mori. But Scarlet remains dead-set on leaving until Avery, Caleb’s old friend from a prestigious medical research center, comes to town and catches her eye. Avery barely notices her, he’s got bigger and more important plans. When Caleb’s passion escapes his control and causes a horrific accident, Avery steps in and resurrects the business of dying.
Revival House by S.S. Michaels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Graphic and violent. A horror novel with Gothic undertones. The disturbing imagery was like a car wreck - I couldn't help but watch. There were a couple scenes that upset the animal lover in me but that's what the horror genre is about.
Two of the characters -Caleb and Avery- annoyed me but, without giving any spoilers, all of the things I didn't like about them were clues as to what was happening. I did guess the ending as it related to those two characters but the sardonic narrative style kept me reading to see if my guess was correct.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for review.
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