I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.They Kill by Tim Waggoner
Published by Flame Tree Press on July 11, 2019
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What are you willing to do, what are you willing to become, to save someone you love? On the one-year anniversary of his death in a terrible car accident, Sierra Sowell's brother Jeffrey is resurrected by a mysterious man known only as Corliss. Corliss also transforms several people in Sierra's life into inhuman monsters: her alcoholic neighbor Grace, her possessive ex-boyfriend Stuart, a creepy older man named Randall, and a sexually repressed colleague named Mandy. Each of these people harbor grudges against Sierra, sparks of anger and resentment which Corliss fans into murderous flames. Grace become a booze-fueled witch, Stuart a deadly cyborg, Randall a smiley faced serial killer, and Mandy an insatiable succubus. To matter worse, Jeffrey is only partially alive. He's a walking corpse possessing a devastating deathtouch. Sierra and Jeffrey's boyfriend Marc work to discover the reason for her brother's return to life while struggling to survive attacks by the monstrous quartet whose only desire it to see her dead. The monsters aren't willing to share Sierra, however, and they battle to determine which will be the one to kill her, leaving a pile of corpses in their wake. After the monsters carve a bloody swath through town - and each other - Corliss gives Sierra a chance to make Jeffrey's resurrection permanent: if she's willing to make a dreadful bargain. Can she do what it will take to save her brother, no matter how much blood is shed along the way? Or will she allow him to return to the land of the dead and perhaps join him there? FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Here is what I thought
With only my second book by this author I am convinced that he is very messed up! 🙂 I mean where on earth does he come up with this stuff!
Honestly I am not even sure how to describe what was going on in this story but I will try. So a year after Jeffrey dies he is brought back by a strange man called Corliss and let loose to go find his sister Sierra. Sierra is having a bad day because it’s the anniversary of her brothers death.
Then the strange guy seems to turn some people that Sierra has run ins with on a daily basis into some kind of freaks. Each one of them are different depending on their personality. All they want to do is kill Sierra and pay her back. Then she has a run in with her dead brother and lets just say she is not having a great day.
For most of the book I was totally confused on why all of this was happening to Sierra and why it was happening and to be honest even after I find out why I was still not sure I understood it. I thought for the most part the story though strange was kind of boring until the end when it picks up.
I didn’t like any of the characters and so I could care less what happened to any of them even Sierra, who I believe her attitude towards people was one reason she was picked for all this mayhem. I think out of all the characters I might have liked Jeffrey the most and he was a walking dead guy! 🙂
This book solidifies the fact that I think the author has a very strange mind and that when I read one of his books I probably will find something very weird and gross going on. 🙂