Synopsis and Details:
SHE IS ONE OF THE ONLY ANIMALS WHO CAN CHASE A LION FROM HIS KILL…
Evie Childs hoped the all-expense-paid trip to Africa would give her a chance at adventure. Maybe it would even let her forget a past that haunts her, and find safety from a husband who abuses her.
HER JAWS CAN CRUSH BONE TO POWDER…
But when a group of “freedom fighters” kidnaps her safari tour group, intent on holding them for ransom, the adventure turns to nightmare.
SHE KNOWS NO MERCY, ONLY HUNGER…
Now, Evie and the rest of the survivors must travel across miles of the harshest, most dangerous environment on Earth. No food. No water. No communications.
And they’re being hunted.
SHE IS THE ONLY ANIMAL ALIVE WHO LAUGHS AS SHE HUNTS…
A pack of Africa’s top predators have smelled the blood of the survivors, and will not stop until they have fed. Because in this place, you can be either one of the prey, or one of the…
Genres: Horror, Thriller | Release Date: September 04, 2018 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 380 | ASIN: B07GZZZ9MT | Format: ARC | Source: Author
Review with Rating:
Predators took me on a journey that had me cycling through a plethora of feelings! At the start it was very clear that the main character, Evie, was in an abusive and controlling marriage and that maybe she had gone over the deep end a bit. That was truly heartbreaking! As the story progressed though it became clear that there was more to her than my initial first impression. That also applied to the other characters on the safari trip as well. They were all vastly different characters and not all of them were very likable. Chapter by chapter you learn about the characters and their backgrounds. The initial interpretations of the other vacationers were from Evie’s perspective but then the story switched to the different viewpoints of other characters.
I loved the alternating storytelling that occurred in this story! It was very cool because the points of view from character to character gave their interpretation of the event and their internal conflicts or feelings on the situation. It was quite the contrast when compared to Evie’s viewpoint. Also, with each point of view transition there was more character background information given that helped develop each character. Trust me, by the time the story ends you will have completely different feelings for each character then what you started with. I honestly loved many of these characters and they truly added to the entire story, sometimes on very emotional levels.
The predators themselves, well…involuntary shudder…., I will never look at this species the same again. I think I may even have a slight psychological fear developing, ha ha ha. Let’s just say that the writing is very descriptive and the images in my mind were very graphic. I was just terrified for everyone and I wished for many a different outcome. For me, there were several gripping moments of fear, panic, revulsion, as well as desperation while reading Predators. I was 100% invested in the outcome of this tale and it held me in its thrall until the bitter end! It may have not been the ending I was hoping for but it was an amazing read nonetheless and I highly recommend this book to you!
*Thank you to Author Michaelbrent Collings for this eARC of Predators*
This review is based on a complimentary book I received. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.
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About the Author:
Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, a #1 bestseller in the U.S., and has been one of Amazon’s top selling horror writers for years.
He is one of the most successful indie horror writers in the United States, as well as a produced screenwriter and member of the WGA, HWA, and several other writing groups with cool-sounding letters.
He’s also a martial artist, and cooks awesome waffles (’cause he’s macho like that).