Reviewed by Cory Clubb
Scream by Mike Dellosso
"Dellosso packs real to life characters in haunting situations with detailed form, and at a pulse pounding pace that doesn’t quit."
Get ready for a hair
raiser of a story. From eerie cries of agony from another world, to a
psychopath who will do whatever it
takes to complete his vision. Author Mike Dellosso crafts a twisty thriller
that’s on par with the best on shelves today. Scream tells
the story of Mark Stone, a regular guy who hears agonizing whaling and
teeth through his cell phone. Moments later the person on the other end
dies a gruesome death. Without a clue as to where the demonic screams are
originating from, Mark does his best to figure them out all the while battling
his own inner demons.
On the other side of town, a villain is collecting young women to fulfill a retribution that is as disturbing as the screams themselves. Racing to stop the next death from happening, Mark is traumatized when the next victim is his wife.
Dellosso packs real to life characters in haunting situations with detailed form, and at a pulse pounding pace that doesn’t quit. He makes you feel for the characters involved in a number of dramatic situations, whether it’s young woman trying to escape from the rural imprisonment of a barn, or a wife with a difficult decision to make. With his second novel, the author raises the bar and deals with some very difficult spiritual questions that beg the reader to contemplate even after the last page. With this kind of strong writing Dellosso has the staying power to become a real literary force to be reckoned with in future releases.