The Survivor by Dennis Parry

The Survivor (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) - Dennis Parry, Mark Valentine


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fun, slow-burner of a tale, concerning the return of a family's black sheep from beyond the grave, in an unexpected "place".
This would have been a perfect script for a 1940s horror film. The dialogue embodies that wonderful rapid fire style that made films of that period so much fun, relieving the growing tension with sparks of sharp witted humor that is rare in modern fiction and film.
The pace falters a bit in the telling of the tale, but detracts little from the sheer pleasure of the story, and the ending is a twist that I did not see coming, and enjoyed immensely.

A perfect book to curl up with some dark and stormy night.

Highly recommended.