The Satan Clause

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
60 Pages
Reviewed on 02/23/2018
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Author Biography

David McGlone is a 53 year-old Scottish author of novels across a variety of genres. Perhaps best known as a writer of psychological thrillers, his DCI Marlin trilogy, Ashes and Bone, Deadly Intent and Written in Blood, are published by Endeavour Press.
A new publishing deal in 2017 with Creativia will see the release of a series of novels and novellas. Hotel de Reves and Bleed to Love Her are exciting journeys into dreams and darkness. Undressed to Kill and The Satan Clause are light, funny explorations of the absurd, whilst the A Picture of Beauty Anthology is a study of obsession and madness.
Light or dark David McGlone is committed to making the reader keep turning the next page.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

The Satan Clause by David McGlone is a hilarious novel about a lonely pathetic figure called Dave and his chance meeting with beautiful Nikki when she knocks on his door, needing some help. Dave cannot believe his luck when Nikki decides she wants more than the use of his phone to call a taxi. However, Dave realises the next morning that their night of passion comes with a price. Nikki is not all she seems, she has a very dark side and sets Dave a challenge. For the next twelve days leading up to Christmas, Dave must cause upset, distress and heartache to random people every day until Christmas Eve. If he doesn't succeed in his mission, Nikki will punish him eternally.

The Satan Clause by David McGlone is one of the funniest books I have read this year. From the first page, I was laughing out loud. His descriptive writing sets the scene well and I was hooked into Dave's miserable life instantly. Every character was so well written, everyone knows people like that in real life, especially awful Tommy. I felt so sorry for Godfrey though, and his continued problems caused by Dave, but I did secretly laugh at the cruel torment. The story is a brilliant and clever concept of taking the joys and happiness of the Christmas season and dragging it into the pit of hell. 'Tis the season to be jolly? Definitely not. The book is not the longest, but the story line and characters are not compromised at all. I would highly recommend this book as a side-splitting laugh from page one. Also great twist at the end, very clever.

David Carrick

A perfect book for Christmas... scrub that... a perfect book for anytime.
I read this in one sitting and couldn’t put it down... the darkest blackest humour ... oh I’d have loved to have carried out some of those “challenges” set by Nikki for Dave on some of my former colleagues :-)

It’s made all the funnier as the characters “created” by McGlone are all folk you will have most certainly come across in the workplace... and if you are like me you will allow yourself to daydream that you are inflicting some of David’s chaos on some of the least popular people in your life :-) or maybe that’s just me... Matron!!