Published by Louise Yardley on July 12, 2019
Genres: Horror, Demons, Monsters, Revenge
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"The Deal Maker" is the new demonic tale from the mind that brought you "Hellhound", "When the Sun Sets" and "We All Scream for Ice Cream".
Ted's girlfriend has vanished from the face of the earth and conventional methods of finding her have failed miserably. So when a devilish entity that calls itself Jack appears and offers him a solution, Ted finds himself agreeing to its terms, no matter how bloody and painful they may be. How far will he go to find her?
Kelly lives for one thing and one thing only: vengeance. The trouble is those who should be feeling her wrath are remarkably good at hiding. Is she prepared to lose everything to find them?
"The Deal Maker" looks at how far people are willing to go to chase their goals. How much are we prepared to lose until we cease to be human? What are we willing to give up?
If demons, gore, and hellish creatures are your thing, dive right in!
What would you do if your girlfriend, the love of your life was taken and there is no clues to as your whereabouts? The Deal Maker is a story of revenge at its very core. The story grabs you by the throat, the grip getting stronger, cutting your oxygen off from the very first page until that last hit to the jugular. In my honest to goodness opinion, this is the kind of novel that Stephen King wishes he wrote. The narrative is as sharp and mind-blowing as a guillotine. Its delivery is as devastating as it is masterful.
What would make someone do a deal with a demon? The Deal Maker that cuts you open and crawls into your soul. It is an experience not merely a story. It is a story that takes over your senses. It makes you question that morally difficult question – what would you do to get revenge? Is an eye for an eye too far or is it an acceptable response to trauma? The evil and coldness of the story is dripping off each page. The story envelops everything you should feel in a horror novel – the fear lurks in every corner, a threatening shadow creeping down your spine.
Ted has lost his girlfriend, Jessie. Conversely, Kelly has watched her someone special, Larry. Murdered in the most gruesome way at the hands of hired killers. Ted has had enough with wallowing in self-pity, he does something about finding her. Aided by the very revolting demon, Jack. The assault on your eyes is absolute. He is made up of his victim’s body parts, held together with pus and dried blood. Being an all-seeing demon has its benefits. He helps give them what they want, but for a price. I suppose no big end goal is achievable without a bit of blood, sweat and missing appendages.
The story line keeps you on your toes. Lou Yardley’s writing is compulsive. Its threatening narrative set my senses on red alert. The gore and the evilness screamed out at my giddy black heart. I was enraptured with the plot and character progression that slowly began to reveal themselves.
The Deal Maker is fast-paced and incredibly twisted. One bit of advice – keep the lights on, ALL THE LIGHTS ON!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Planted on this planet by a rogue team of aliens, Lou Yardley has largely been left to her own devices. This has resulted in a coffee addiction, an obsession with hats, and an ever-growing collection of horror stories. These tales are steeped in gore as much as possible, as Lou loves when things get messy. We really don’t want to think about what her home planet is like. We suspect it’s very sticky… and it’s best not to think about what those stains are. I wouldn’t touch anything if I were you.
Until the mothership comes to collect her, Lou is doing her indie horror thing somewhere just outside of London in the UK. She lives with her other half, Mark, and their feline overlords.
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Lou would like you to know that there should be more horror films with puppets. Puppets are cool.