The Butcher's Boy

Fiction - Horror
250 Pages
Reviewed on 12/12/2010
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Author Biography

Michael Robb Mathias has made a name writing epic fantasy novels under the pen name:
M. R. Mathias.
Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, Bestsellers such as: "The Sword and the Dragon" & "The Royal Dragoneers" have taken on a life of their own as masterworks in the fantasy genre. Michael's newest release, The Butcher's Boy, however is not a fantasy. It is a terrifying Haunted House/Murder Mystery/Chiller. In order to maintain a distance from the YA fans of his popular Dragoneers Saga, this frightening tale has been released under the pen name:
Michael Robb

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boiling for Readers' Favorite

Fall 1984: This story begins with a trial. A man was accused of killing his family. Richard King the defense, attorney cared little whether his client was guilty or not. He took the case for the publicity. The accused (Buxley the Butcher) declared his innocence until death by execution. A year later the attorney was found dead in the home of the accused, William Buxley.

Summer 2011: Janet Hale graduated from nursing school after her divorce. She, her son Michael and their dog Lucy moved into the Buxley house never suspecting the danger that awaited them. The Buxley house was filled with great evil. The home had been the site of great violence. The ghosts of the victims awaited a moment for revenge. No one was immune to the evil lurking there. However not even the ghosts are who they seem. Michael and Maggie, his babysitter, turn to an Ouija board looking for answers.

This book is not your typical horror story. The autho's work can be compared to Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Like their books, this plot takes you to unexpected places. There are twists and turns that keep the reader guessing: ghosts slipping in and out of bodies both living and dead, shadows and bumps in the night are the least of the main characters' worries in this book. Fans of horror will not want to miss this creepy story.

mike nichols

hey mike i never new you did this kind of thing! i never read books but i think i will read this nice.