The Mouth of the Dark by Tim Waggoner

This has definitely got to be the most WTF book I have ever read? At the end of every page I was like "WTF?!" And it only got weirder further in.

This is a really fun book and Tim Waggoner certainly has an amazing imagination which has earned him a Bram Stoker Award.

Jayce, a middle aged man stuck in a rut has lost his daughter. She's vanished into thin air and it's taken all these years following his bitter divorce to realise he barely knows anything about his beloved Emory. But one thing he is sure of is that he'll go to any lengths to find her.

But finding his daughter is no easy journey when he discovers a dangerous underworld, Shadow which  exists along ours. Jayce suspects this is where his daughter is, and that she might be in danger.

"He'll do anything it takes to find his daughter, even if it means becoming a monster himself..."

I wouldn't really classify this as horror though it is certainly dark. I loved how it was so unpredictable  which makes it a book hard to put down once you start reading it. This book can get quite uncomfortable at times, particularly when Jayce begins to learn more about Emory, it's literally every dad's worst nightmare but I love how Tim Waggoner is an author not afraid to embrace being controversial.

I was very fortunate to be given this book from Flame Tree Press which has just launched in exchange for an honest review. I have read quite a few titles, The Siren and the Specter, Bad Neighbour and many more I can't wait to get started on. I'd like to say how impressed I am with the craftsmanship of the writers involved. They're all amazing books and I can't wait to see what's released next.


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