Thursday, October 31, 2019

Victims by Shaun Hutson

by Shaun Hutson
1987 WH Allen


A sleazy special effects expert is nearly blinded in an effect gone wrong, gets a cornea transplant, and gains the ability to see murder victims, which is convenient as there's a serial killer on the loose. Add in a reporter with a creepy boss who's stalking her.

There are a lot of dropped threads in the story, but it's tied up so nastily it makes up for it.  The whodunit elements are secondary to the gore and sleaze, giving the book a good giallo vibe.

I don't know if Hutson usually does this, but the book is full of referential names: Frank Miller, Sam Loomis, Det. Chandler, etc.

Paperback from AbeBooks

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