The Suffering is a book I was lucky enough to be chosen to review for Netgalley. I was instantly sucked in, and really enjoyed reading this book. Full of ghosts, murder, sacrificial rites, and an ancient haunted forest, The Suffering does not disappoint in skin crawl factor. I could easily see this book becoming a movie. Being a huge fan of horror, this was right up my alley.
Tarquin is a 17 year old exorcist/avenger in the making. Aided and guided by Okiku, the spirit of a girl murdered hundreds of years ago in Japan, and taught the rites of Shinto exorcism by two former Miko's during his summertime visits to Japan, Tark and Okiku prowl the night avenging murdered children and freeing their souls.
My only complaint while reading the book were the allusions to Tark's past- I kept waiting for resolutions that never came. This is because The Suffering is the SECOND book of a series, and in my haste to read it I neglected to notice that! So now on to the first book, The Girl From the Well. (It wouldn't be the first time I've done something backwards!)
If you are a fan of horror, I highly recommend The Suffering! Release Date: September 1, 2015
The Suffering by Rin Chupeco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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