Title: The Devil’s Gospel
Author: A.S. Coomer
Narrator: Sean Duregger
Biology Professor Kevin Ballard finds his quiet life rocked by a series of vicious mysterious events. First, his mother is slain in his childhood home. Then, his girlfriend (and research assistant) is kidnapped from their cabin, and he finds that the plant he’s studying is apparently being used in strange local rituals. To top it all off, the police think Kevin is somehow involved.
Who wants to wreck his life and why?
This book gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “pay for your sins.”
Kevin is a successful biology professor. Problem is, his parents, who were strictly religious, frowned on his chosen profession. Kevin doesn’t let it affect him much, until news comes of his mother’s brutal slaying. When Kevin goes back home, his girlfriend is kidnapped, and he fears the people who slayed his mother are responsible. When he finds his mother’s journal, things start to come together, and he doesn’t like the story that it all tells.
Although this was a rather short listen, it was an interesting take on horror that took religion and obsession to new and terrifying depths. I really wasn’t sure what to expect with this story, but I love the psychological aspects behind the not knowing. The characters in this story were well-fleshed out and felt real. Especially the people in the church. The whole icy tone of the town really added to the worldbuilding and the suspense.
Narration was a perfect match to the story.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.