Dante's Town of Terror

Fiction - Horror
412 Pages
Reviewed on 05/01/2018
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Author Biography

Award-winning author Patrick Delaney grew up in varying cities in the greater Los Angeles County, where he attended Canyon High School. Throughout his childhood he pursued various forms of art, from writing short stories to drawing and modeling. Raised by a talented father with a natural ability for sculpting and a mother who loved all the wonderful colors that came with painting he slowly developed his creative side, encouraged to always express his creativity. He also has a sister and two brothers who reside in Southern California.

After leaving the city of Santa Clarita, he relocated in Redding, a small city in Northern California. It was here Patrick began his literary career, slowly writing his first novel. After receiving an Associate of Science degree in Social Sciences at Shasta College he continued his higher education at Simpson University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Throughout his undergraduate career he gradually polished his debut novel "Dante's Town of Terror", which would go on to win the gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards(IPPY) in the horror category for 2018.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Dante's Town of Terror by Patrick R. Delaney is the first part of the Infinity Killer trilogy. A camping trip. It should have been the perfect weekend for Brian, Bill, and Cathy but it turned into the weekend from hell. Taking a wrong turn on the journey, the trio finds themselves lost in a deep forest. This is no ordinary forest though; it isn’t just full of wild animals but monsters too. Monsters that are hungry for blood. On the run, they manage to find their way to a deserted town, a place they should have been safe in. But their hell was only just beginning. Constant rain, dead bodies everywhere, blood all over the place, a mysterious person from the past, everything conspiring to stop them from escaping. Just what is this town and can they get away with their lives? What should have been the perfect weekend is now a fight to survive.

Dante’s Town of Terror by Patrick R. Delaney is a gripping story, alive with vivid imagery. The story is a little slow getting off the ground but when it does, you’d better hang on for dear life. Patrick Delaney has a real talent, a meticulous sense of detail that will leave nothing and everything to your imagination. The descriptions are excellent, bringing the story alive in your mind, seeing it, living it, and every chapter will leave you shivering in anticipation for the next one. Be prepared to enter a world like no other, a world of suspense, terror, a new dimension. Don’t bother trying to work out the ending; every time you think you have it, you’ll come up against something that changes everything. The characters' stories are brought out gradually and they are developed slowly but surely. Really looking forward to book 2; I hope it’s as good as this one.