The Travelling Man by Matt Drabble

The Travelling Man by Matt Drabble
Publisher: Eden Publications
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery, horror
Length: Full Length (471 pgs)
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel

The small desert town of Granton is a typical slow boiling pot of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Every hard working day is much like any other here where little ever changes.

Sheriff Cassie Wheeler runs a tight ship in the tradition of her late father. There is little serious crime to trouble her department, save for the local miners’ occasional rowdiness after payday.

But Granton has its share of secrets hiding behind twitching curtains and small town folks often have the biggest of ambitions.

Now the long dusty road into town has brought with it a stranger. A man of elegance calling himself Gilbert Grange has arrived. He brings with him a bag full of dreams and a silver tongue of promise. He can give you whatever you desire, all you have to do is sign on the dotted line.

The residents of Granton are about to discover that dreams can come at a terrible price, and you should always be careful what you wish for.

A fierce battle quickly descends into a free-for-all when criminals strike out indiscriminately and no one seems to care just who they were fighting.

Two strangers arrive into a small town called Granton. Within hours a series of unnatural and unexplainable deaths occur. The sheriff of the town, Cassie, is worried. The folks of the town are scared and need answers which she doesn’t have but has vowed to find out for the sake of her town and her family’s well-being.

This is a horror novel, the kind which can give a reader nightmares for days. It contains a lot of blood, death, gore, mutilation. Potential readers need to have a strong stomach or at least should love this level of horror to read it.

I love horror. When I started this book I was excited, but after a while it became predictable with deaths because I knew who was going to die. That only question was how they were going to die. The deaths that occurred at the start of the book felt repetitive after a while. It was a good thing that I held out. The climax grabbed my attention and kept it with the book until I finished.

It is a very descriptive and a cleverly written and orchestrated story. The author did well in describing the different scenes and characters. There was a lot of in-depth descriptions about minor and secondary characters. This was all necessary and contributed towards understanding the ending a lot better.

The Travelling Man is a horror story but it also provides an deep look into human emotions, needs, and dreams. It delves deeper into the dark recess of the mind which most of us usually tend to overlook.

This is book perfect for the readers with the need to read horror, not just run of the mill – the kind that will chill your bones.

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