The Angel Maker is another “is it really supernatural or not?” thriller from Alex North. North’s books tend to straddle that line perfectly – horrible people doing horrible things but maybe-just-maybe there’s something not quite human working behind the scenes.
North’s newest offering is the story of…well, a lot of people, actually. Katie Shaw is trying to find her brother, Chris, whose life has been in a drug-fueled downward spiral since he was attacked, his face mutilated, as a teenager. Meanwhile a mysterious old man dies under suspicious circumstances, another old man oozes menace while searching for something priceless, someone is stalking Katie’s family, and the looming shadow of dead serial killer Jack Lock looms over all.
Part police procedural, part thriller, part creepy cultists mystery, this book has lots to offer for readers who like their tales intriguing, creepy, and just close enough to reality to have you glancing over your shoulder.