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Book Review: ASYLUM- 13 tales of terror by Matt Drabble

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I was approached about doing a review of Matt Drabble’s new novel, ASYLUM- 13 tales of terror.  I am usually not a big reader, but this novel was sensational!  I started reading and couldn’t stop.

Let’s start with his characters.  The main character Martin Parcell was a promising author until a car accident.  After the accident, he took a job at Blackwater Heights, a private mental hospital.  His supervisor, Jimmy, was ready to retire and offered Martin a new idea for a book, 13 tales of some of the darkest minds at Blackwater Heights.

Matt Drabble is nothing short of a genius when it comes to painting a picture of his characters and the scenes of his stories.  His description of Blackwater Heights was eerie and all around terrifying.  The descriptions of each patient gets even more disturbed than the one before it.

The tale that stuck out the most to me was chapter seven: The Voice.  Duncan Murray was crazy and maybe even a little dangerous, but at the same time he was likable and I felt a bit sorry for him.  The vision of Duncan was painted so vividly,  I felt like I was truly hearing about a real person.  Drabble gave each character so much thought.

I highly recommend this novel to anyone that likes a good psychological thriller.  ASYLUM- 13 tales of terror is very high on my list of novels that I will read again.  Matt Drabble is definitely a name that I look forward to seeing on more works.

Keep up with Mr. Drabble and his amazing works by visiting his official website, Facebook, and twitter.

Asylum- 13 Tales of Terror Review Coming July 8th


I have been asked to join a virtual book tour for the new horror/thriller novel “ASYLUM- 13 tales of terror” by Matt Drabble.  I will be reviewing this book on July 8th.

To start, here is a little back story on author Matt Drabble.  Matt was born in Bath, England in 1974. He is a self-professed “funny onion”.  He is jock meets comic book nerd.  His 3rd novel, “Gated”, hit #1 on Amazon UK free Horror Chart when it was first released.  On it’s re-release, it hit a high of #4 on Amazon Uk’s Horror Chart and #2 on the Horror/Thirller chart.  He is now releasing his 4th novel, “ASYLUM- 13 tales of terror”, and is half way done with his 5th novel, “Abra Cadaver”.

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Now for the star of this coming article, a bit about “ASYLUM- 13 tales of terror”.  In this novel, we follow 26-year-old Martin Parcell, an ex-journalist that was injured in a car accident and is now working as a custodian at a private mental hospital called Blackwater Heights.

While working  at Blackwater Heights, his elderly supervisor, Jimmy, offers Martin a way out.  This way out is access to the histories and stories of the hospital’s patients.  A collection of 13 tales from the minds of the darkly disturbed minds of the residents of Blackwater Heights.  These stories begin to make Martin question his own sanity.

Stay tuned for a full review of the story on July 8th.  For more information about Matt Drabble and his works, visit his website, friend him on Facebook and  follow him on twitter.


*All information provided in this article is based from the the information in the media kit for this virtual book tour.*