Last month I handed over The Hippo to author Simon Farrant, which you can read here, and since then I've had the pleasure of reading his work.
The Crucifix may only be a novella, but it's a story that will grip you right from the outset!
Mason Grey is the leader of a church group whose members are so devoted to him that they will do anything to keep him, and God happy. Eager to prove their devotion, it seems they are easily persuaded to carry out several gruesome murders. Armed with a list of names, weapons and crucifixes, to leave as their calling cards, Mason's loyal followers are happy to carry out God's will and rid the world of these so-called, unsavoury individuals.
Things take a surprising twist though when one of the group discovers some information that could potentially see Mason's empire come crashing down around him.
I really enjoyed reading this short novella and raced through it in a couple of hours. The premise of the story is totally believable, I mean, we've all heard of Charles Manson and David Koresh and I think Mason Grey would be happy to sit alongside them.
The Crucifix has been a really good introduction to Simon Farrant's work and I'm looking forward to seeing how his style develops when he writes a full length novel.
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With kind thanks to author Simon Farrant for the review copy.