Once again, Gregory Lamberson has written a page turner. Desperate Souls is a unique book that delves into supernatural thrills and chills and war against drug lords. I don’t want to spoil the story for those who are reading this review, but if you have read Gregory’s previous novels, you’ll have a pretty good idea what is in store. This is perhaps one of the most original stories about supernatural events that I have ever read. The characters come to life when you read what goes on. There are no flat characters in this story. Each of them has a personality that you could almost relate to. The terror is strong. The horror is never ending and you may never know when it is going to end. I enjoyed reading Gregory’s first novel Johnny Gruesome his other books Personal Demons the first book in the Jake Helman Files and The Frenzy Way are perhaps some of the best horror fiction novels that are out there today. But, more on Desperate Souls, as the title implies, there is a lot of desperation that goes on in this novel. The book is settled around the character of Jake who is a private investigator who deals with the supernatural. He was introduced in the first novel Personal Demons. This is a continuation of his journey into dealing with the mentioned supernatural phenomenon that goes on in the city streets of Brooklyn and New York.
The writing was straight forward, it was cut to the chase, dead on. The way a horror novel of this nature should be written, just like any other horror novel for that matter. Gregory has figured out a way to grab the reader’s attention and not let go until the reader is finished with the book. That was the case when I read Desperate Souls. I was hooked and had to know what happens on the next chapter. I’ve been reading this novel every chance that I get and I was very pleased with how the book turned out.
I was thinking it was going to be another one of those zombie novels where the formula has been done to death. But, I was mistaken. The novel had a life of its own, if you will. It managed to present itself as something fresh and never been done before. If you have any doubts about the author Gregory Lamberson, take it from me. He is a master of the craft and knows how to perform his magic well. He will take you on a ride of your life with his fiction and will not cheapen the thrill of the ride. He is that good.