Review of Horns by Joe Hill

HornsHorns by Joe Hill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was both recommended and sent to me by a good friend of mine. It’s one of those where unfortunately I had seen the film first so I knew the storyline, but that didn’t stop my enjoyment of the novel.

Ig is suspected of raping and killing his girlfriend Merrin after a huge argument in the local diner. While he can’t prove his innocence, he falls into a black hole of despair while hoping that one day her killer will be brought to justice.

When Ig wakes the morning after the night before with horns growing from his head, his first instinct is to panic. He goes to the doctors and as the day goes on it becomes abundantly clear that the horns are more than just protrusions from his skull, they have given him abilities to see what others truly desire and see fragments of their past.

It’s through this that he learns the true identity of the killer and plans to murder him.

Horns is a great read that had me hooked right the way through. The relationship between Ig and Merrin is really well developed and idealised throughout and the reader truly sees what soulmates are in them.

There is an unexpected twist at the end of this that left me shocked, but it was well done. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good horror!

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