Saturday, February 23, 2019

Book Tour: Friends List by Rob Watson (Review+Trailer+Giveaway)

Friends List
by Rob Watson
Genre: Suspense, Thriller

My friends are being slaughtered one by one. Decapitated. Burned alive. Chopped to pieces.

The hooded killer has vowed to keep murdering people I care about until they’re all dead, their profile pics on social media replaced with photos of their mutilated bodies. The police can’t catch him. They have no leads.

The horror is making the visions come back—the fire that took my parents, leaving my twin Alex and me alive, but broken.

The hooded killer won’t stop until I’m completely shattered. He’ll eat away at my mind, heart, and soul until there’s nothing left. No one left to love, no one left to trust, and nothing I can be sure is real.

Dr. Cross thinks a trip back to the place my parents died will stop the visions. Alex is afraid it’s a trap.

But I know the hooded killer won’t hurt me. That’s not his game.

His game is much deeper. Much darker.

3.5 stars!

Friends List is the first book I’ve read by author Rob Watson and it was quite an introduction. I thought the synopsis for this book was really interesting and would be a great set-up for a suspense thriller book. I truly expected it to freak me out while reading it but it didn’t.

The premise of someone being obsessed with one person and killing off any “competition” for that person’s time, especially through a social media list, should scare anyone. The book starts out with a death and the craziness just continues from there. It was hard for me to be pulled into the story because of the way the book was written and it’s hard to explain the choppiness of the story, which did not flow easily; it was segmented in short sections, so it jumped from part to part. There were many points of view, which wouldn’t necessarily be an issue if the story flowed better.

For the most part, I enjoyed this book. I knew from the first murder who the murderer was and nothing that happened throughout the book changed my opinion of that. The issues with the murderer were no surprise and I expected them from pretty early into the book. But, there was one twist I didn’t see coming at the end of the book, so there was that surprise. And, yet, maybe I would have seen that surprise coming if I was fully engaged in the story. The ending wasn’t a favorite, because I like some kind of conclusion in a book, but maybe that, in itself, is the conclusion.

**Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.**

Rob Watson was born in Santa Monica, California. He is married and is the father of three children. He is the owner of Damaged Psyche Productions. He is a horror/sci-fi fanatic and has been ever since early childhood. He has been imagining and writing stories for as far back as he can remember. Some of his idols are Rod Serling, Steven King, David Cronenberg, Edgar Allan Poe, Alfred Hitchcock, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and Dan Curtis. Rob studied film and creative writing at Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach, after which he spent a couple of years working on movie production crews (as set PA, second assistant director, boom, etc.). Since then, he has written almost a dozen feature length screenplays (mostly horror and/or sci-fi) as well as numerous short stories and scripts. He has two original screenplays currently in pre-production and has written several "work-for-hire" scripts.

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