If you like Clive Cussler or Dean Koontz I think you will like Lorne Dixon. This is a bit thriller and a bit horror. Blue eel seems to be a psychedelic drug that makes you glow and go a bit crazy. Branson Turaco was accused of kidnapping his own daughter but the police could never prove it. Years later some of his daughters hair is found in a sexual predators trailer. This makes the police question Branson again and he wants to go after this man. There are a lot of twists and turns in this story. Branson meets up with two other people who try to help him. I received this book from Smith Publicity for a fair and honest opinion. The horror genre has seen a significant shift in this generation: instead of misty castles and monsters that go bump in the night, today’s ‘progressive horror’ focuses on reflecting the anxieties manifesting in today’s society…and tomorrow’s.
Horror aficionado Lorne Dixon’s new book, Blue Eel, explores this genre subset in a thrilling, psychedelic world.
Long suspected of guilt in his daughter’s disappearance, Branson Turaco’s life takes an abrupt turn when he learns that a lock of her hair has been found in a child predator’s home. He buys an unlicensed handgun, enlists the help of a disgraced filmmaker and a desperate intern, and heads out onto the open road. Clinging to the faint hope that his daughter might still be alive, Branson follows a twisted path into an unknown world of terror within a post-human drug cult.
A notable voice in the horror genre, Dixon says the time is right for the progressive horror subset to expand and explore new avenues of storytelling.