The Embalmer


Fiction - Horror
252 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2021
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Embalmer by Brae Wyckoff is a nerve-wracking horror story. Freddy Foley lost his young daughter two years ago, murdered by a serial killer called The Angel Killer. An embalmer by trade, he finds solace with the dead. When the killer strikes again, Freddy goes on a downward spiral, and his best friend, George Casey, does everything he can to keep him from self-destructing. Steven Murdock, the Angel Killer, hears voices telling him to take young children and turn them into “birth angels.” Choosing the most beautiful young children, he leaves their bodies displayed in a sickening manner. Freddy wants revenge, and he knows he can use his embalming skills to do it, but when Freddy finally comes face to face with Murdock, can he do it? Will he use his embalming tools and skills? Can Freddy take revenge for his daughter and all the other innocent victims?

The Embalmer by Brae Wyckoff is an edge-of-your-seat horror story that you won’t want to put down. Packed with bloody, spine-tingling action, Brae Wyckoff has written a masterpiece to rival any of the top horror writers. From the gory beginning to the shock at the end, this book takes you on a nail-biting journey, each chapter ending in a way that makes you keep reading – you just have to know what happens next. The characters are second to none, real people that you get to know inside out, and I guarantee you will be rooting for Freddy and his best friend George all the way through. In parts, it is violent. In others, you will find yourself giggling just a little and then feeling guilty about it. One of the best horror stories I have read in years. I hope there is more to come.