Try Not to Burn
by Michael David Matula
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: September 23 2012
Publisher: Post Mortem Press
Page Count: 252
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Adult Fiction
Available from: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Three strangers must join forces in order to escape from Hell.
Brandon Morales, a rookie cop with a shadowy past, shot dead at the age of twenty-two.
Samantha Reiss, a female bank robber, killed by lethal injection.
Jane Calrin, a teenage girl who ate a bullet to cap off a tear-stained murder-suicide.
they have to do is pass a series of tests, avoid the wanton clutches of
their fellow inmates, brave nightmares made flesh, and keep from being
swallowed by the constantly evolving mass of Hell itself.
course, none of those obstacles might matter one lick, as the three of
them might all just end up killing one another before their quest even
Only God knows for sure.
Try Not to Burn by Michael David Matula opens the gates to hell with his dark fantasy, giving us a frightening look at the unknown. The “burning” hurdles he creates for his three main characters, a policeman, a bank robber and a broken-hearted teen would test the mettle of a saint. Written with dark and ominous detail, we never know who to trust and his imaginative world is frightening, unstable and seemingly inescapable. From the first page to the last, you’ll be transported into another place, feeling the evil, the fear and the danger that lurks around each corner. At no point is the path clear, as we follow alongside these three souls through this dark labyrinth in the run for their lives and a way out of Hell City. It’s enough to make you think twice about listening to the little devil on your shoulder saying, “Just do it, you won’t get caught!”…Maybe not in this lifetime…
I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review!