By William Brennan Knight
The world continues to decay in a methodical, mystifying way. Values erode, conflicts deepen, and society is desensitized to the brutal and relentless suffering of others. On both a global and personal basis, we know it’s true, but nothing can be done to stop it. How did it come to this? After an unsuccessful suicide attempt, Zach Randall, a self-absorbed accountant, begins to experience disturbing visions of other people in the act of taking their own lives. Initially dismissing the incidents as mere hallucinations, he slowly begins to suspect there is meaning hidden within each episode. Struggling in the midst of the most recent punishing vision, Zach is able to see a name and address on a discarded envelop close to the latest dying wretch. After enlisting the aid of his friend and support group leader, Jarad Anston, Randall discovers that the people in his visions are real, and he is voyeur who watches their last moments on earth. Certain that the visions are mirroring reality, Randall tries desperately to find more information as he is drawn into the grey mists of illusion, hoping that he might somehow intervene and save a doomed soul. However, there is an unexpected episodic encounter with someone—no something—that has its own horrific designs on those about to commit the final act. A detective in Seattle, a couple street-wise cops in Chicago and Zach Randall begin to put the pieces together to reveal a conspiracy of supernatural horror that will threaten the foundation of humanity. At its source is the ultimate evil; a malevolence that defies explanation.
A Horror Thriller!
The Suicide Society evolves as a story of pain, manipulation and a carefully devised plan to infiltrate every aspect of society for the purpose of promoting hate, chaos and ultimate destruction. Randall and his associates race to expose the forces that relentlessly drive the world closer to a global catastrophe.
Zach Randall started having graphic visions of people who were committing suicide, after he had overcome his own suicide attempt. After the first few visions, he discovered that they weren’t visions after all, but actual happenings that he was a witness to. During a road trip with his friend Jarad, he also discovers that the suicidal person could actually hear him, thereby causing them to delay their quest for death. Along the way, he uncovers an evil entity with powers far greater than his, having intentions of global destruction and total servitude.
This had a realistic plot that caused me to compare it with events that are really happening worldwide today. And that had me shivering with the thought that it was possible. I really liked Zach and Detective Munoz, but I wasn’t so sure about Jarad. It had me guessing to the end about the outcome, and as is usual, if good would overcome evil. I liked how the story was fast paced and had me rushing to know how it ended.
**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.
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