Fiction - Horror
198 Pages
Reviewed on 03/01/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Turner by Karl Drinkwater is a horror story like no other. Stawl Island. Isolated, lonely, the ideal place if you want to get away from it all. First, Tom Stanley went looking for the island after hearing a somewhat creepy tale from a friend. There is something odd about the village, but he can’t quite put his finger on it. Opting to stay the night, he might change his mind when he sees what the village has planned for him. Three more visitors come to the island – Chris, who has something of a past and wants peace; Megan, who is trying to get over her ex; and David, a young police officer who wants a peaceful posting. Things really aren’t what they seem though, and events are about to take a turn for the worse. They must band together if they are to stay ahead of the masses, but things can and do get worse. A massive storm is about to break and there is no way off the island. No one will survive the night if they can’t work together and outwit the villagers.

Turner by Karl Drinkwater is an intriguing read, a book that I found hard to put down. The story is an attention-grabber right from the word go, and the more I read it, the harder it became to put it down. The first time I read about the village it struck me that it was like something out of a psychological horror story and, straightaway, I found myself waiting with bated breath to see what was going to happen. While it might seem to some readers to be a somewhat chaotic story, there is a reason for this and it does all pull together and make sense later on. The characters were really well developed, but were developed through the book rather than at the beginning. I like this way of writing because it adds far more to the story, giving certain events more meaning. Excellent book, and I'm looking forward to more from Mr Drinkwater.