|Title:||The Ghosts of Belfast|
|Pub Date:||July 03, 2012|
|Category:||FICTION – ADULT: Horror & Ghost: Ghost|
The first installment in Stuart Neville’s Los Angeles Times Book Prize and Spinetingler Award-winning Belfast Trilogy is now available again in paperback.
Fegan has been a “hard man,” an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by twelve ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he’s going to have to kill the men who gave him orders.
This was one gritty book. The IRA and ghosts together makes for one hell of a concept and Stuart Neville pulls it off with flair.
Our main character Fagan is haunted by the people he killed – literally. The twelve ghosts that haunt demand retibution, so to save what is left of his sanity he goes hunting and killing. As he removes a target a ghost disappears.
But to go further would be doing the book a disseverce. There are twists and turns along the way that I will not spoil, but let me say that this was not the book I expected. For that reason, I found myself enjoying a lot more than I thought I would.
4 ghosts out of 5