Kin By Kealan Patrick Burke

The first horror book I read was about fairies–not the sweet ones with glitter on their cheeks, but Irish fairies who would steal children and replace them with changelings. So, my first-grade self laid in bed and waited to be stolen by the fairies, listening to the clock ticking in the hall and figuring that as long as I heard it then I was still at home. I fell asleep listening to that clock in the hall tick, and I woke up the next morning in my bed. I am sure that my grandmother’s stories about fairies didn’t really help.

My tastes in horror run the gambit, and I am always grateful for a book that can give me goosebumps. Kin did just that!

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Summary: A family of cannibals loses a victim. What is to become of the family and the victim?

What I like: Burke’s writing style for me is perfect for this type of novel. His pacing was perfect; not to fast and not to slow. The beginning of the novel really piqued my interest and it didn’t stop. I had to know how the story was going to end. I appreicated the twists and turns in the story. The characters were well developed for their story arcs.

What I didn’t like: Burke killed one of the characters that I liked!!

Star Rating: 5

My Thoughts: I loved the page turning suspense that Burke built throughout Kin. So lets put it this way I loved the story from start to finish. It was gory and was psychologically thrilling. From the first page to the last page it was a page turner and hard to put down. My love of good horror was overly satisfied with Kin. I will defiantly be reading another by Burke.