From Peter Clines, author of ‘Ex-Heroes and Ex-Patriots, comes -14- which is not only a great book that I’ve given 5 out of 5 it’s something unique and different to add to his growing reputation as a versatile and unique writer. Having read all of his books from “The Eerie Adventures of Lycanthrope Robisnon Crusoe” up to “The Junkie Quatrain” Peter Clines has always brought a unique twist to the books, but -14-, which is in paperback today (June 18th) and audiobook format tomorrow (June 19th), is something new and fascinating, something that not only had me going the entire time, but allowed me to finish it and want more in less than a days times. The synopsis on amazon is this:
Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches.
There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment.
Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much.
At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.
Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends.
Or the end of everything…
Without offering too much in the form of spoilers I personally went into this book thinking it was a cut and dry suspense book, but even then I knew that the author may throw in a few surprises that actually got me excited. What I came across in this book was definitely not what was expected, and for that alone I was all in. The characters are well created, and actually made you feel as if you were reading about a story with friends in it, the building is mysterious, and certain characters gave off certain vibes be it awesome or creepy that you just couldn’t shake.
When it was all said and done, and I had read the last page I was a bit upset that I was done with it so quickly. Regardless of how you read it (ebook, real book, or audio book) give this one a try it is definitely worth it.