Golem by PD Alleva is one of those books that you can easily get absorbed in and forget about everything around you. This is one of my top books of 2022, easily in the top five. This three-part horror novel needs to be read. If you enjoy Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman, or Brian Keene, you will most likely love this.
Detective John Ashton is on a case that is hard to believe. He needs to find the District Attorney’s missing daughter. The only lead he has is Alena Francon, who says she has seen the missing daughter. The problem is, Alena is residing in an asylum and is having many outbursts that make the doctors feel she is unstable. Alena has a story to tell that is so unbelievable and filled with so much death, Detective Ashton thinks Alena is delusional and needs to remain in the asylum. She tells a story of sacrifices, cannibalism, and possessions. It is up to Detective Ashton to solve this case and find the missing daughter. This could give a tremendous boost to his career.
PD Alleva is definitely an elegant writer. His writing style is mesmerizing at times. The story is filled with every emotion that belongs in a horror book.
“Her body quivered before she devoured the organ, her porcelain skin now stained with crimson chunks of organ with blood brushed on her cheeks like paint coated on a canvas.” That is such a graceful and tasteful way of saying she is a cannibal. Yet the visuals it gives are beautiful and disgusting at the same time.
“Alena registered the glint in his eyes as if an ocean wave rushed from one side to the other.” As you can imagine, the eerie feeling of what Alena felt and how fearful she was. Delicate and evil, all in one sentence.
I could give many more examples of the writing style, but I feel you should read this novel and experience the love and devotion Alleva put into this book. I will recommend this book many times to many people. It is worth it. It is like a love story between good and evil, with only one outcome.
Golem by PD Alleva.
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“An extraordinary psychological horror book. Excellently written, with a twisted, spiraling, unexpected end that will leave you speechless.” ~ TBM Horror Experts
Detective. Angel. Victim. Devil.
A haunting tale of suspense, loss, isolation, contempt, and fear.
On November 1, 1951, war hero John Ashton was promoted to detective. His first assignment: find the district attorney’s missing daughter. But his only lead is Alena Francon, a high society sculptor and socialite committed to Bellevue’s psychiatric facility.
Alena has a story for the new detective. A story so outlandish John Ashton refuses to heed the warning. Alena admits to incarnating Golem, a demonic force, into her statue. A devil so profound he’s infiltrated every part of New York’s infrastructure. Even worse, he uses children to serve as bodily hosts for his demonic army, unleashing a horde of devils into our world.
When Alena’s confidant, Annette Flemming, confirms the existence of Golem, John is sent on a collision course where fate and destiny spiral into peril, and the future of the human race hangs in the balance.
The Devil Is In The Details!
Fans of The Silence of the Lambs, Clive Barker, John Connolly, Stephen King, and Anne Rice will be fascinated by this edge of your seat psychological horror novel with a story that rips out the heart of humanity and throws it on a slab to be feasted on.