REVIEW THE TURNING BY PHIL PRICE

 

 

He had escaped the horrors of the last few months, starting a new life, with his new family.
His life was returning to normal, scars healing. Until they found him, taking his loved ones back through the doorway.
To their world. To their horrors.
Now Jake must follow, hoping it’s not too late.
Will he reach them in time?
Before they are turned against him.

 

The Turning is the second book in the forsaken series by author Phil Price, The First book entitled Unknown is based around the Lickey hills where a door opens between words and things come through and run rampant. Jake who is mourning the death of his family gets wrapped up in the supernatural goings on and ends up entering this Unknown place, landing right in the middle of a war that has been brewing for centuries. It changes him and the course of his life forever.

Jump forward Jake is home after surviving the horrors on the other side of the door and has a new wife, a woman he met risking his life, they are happy they are together, they have a child. But happy ever after is not what the fates have in mind for Jake. Something is out for revenge and it will stop at nothing to get what it wants…

I really love this book, even more than the first. I felt the author really found his feet in the story and didn’t hold back. I could feel the confidence he has gained since writing Unknown and it shows in his work.

The story is sinister I felt it had more of a phycological feel to it compared to his prequel, I really felt in this book that I knew Jake; being able to get lost in a book and believe the characters and the world that inhabit is something I look for in a book and I read this book in two days. It was that good.

I didn’t find any plot holds and the story felt a bit smoother than his first book. I got a bit lost with Unknown with the time line but the author seems to have refined his technique which made for a more pleasant read.

In conclusion, I would say this title follows on well from where the first book left off and I wouldn’t recommend it as a standalone a reader needs to have the full story so if you want to read The Turning invest in a copy of Unknown.  A well written book with lots of description ant atmosphere.

I give this title 5 stars.

Amazon  The Turning

 

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