I must say first that I expected a lot from this novel. Probably more so than normal considering I have never read anything by Daniel James prior to Pigs. I was never, not one second disappointed either! The cover of this book draws the reader in much like one would die to see what the movie would be like it is gripping and telling yet leaves you wondering what the heck… perfect. So imagine that the novel inside will literally read like the next best horror/thriller movie. (My personal opinion, this should get a screenplay.) The author takes you to this world where revenge is literally like the air the characters read. I devoured this with chills scurrying along my spine for the majority of the novel. Be prepared for some gore and violence to shock the reader but it truly makes things seem so realistic and terrifying that you can’t tear yourself away.
Isaac Reid is our main guy with equally loud supporting characters. Isaac is released from prison to find his family brutally slain and it turns him into a literally revenge god. He is dead-set to avenge their deaths and make the murder pay. If you think that sounds like enough of a story plot to keep you enthralled expect more! There are multiple layers to this book and it is written in a way that absolutely keeps you guessing and engrossed. Not one moment does the details become too much. I loved that. I am not going to give much more away on this but be assured I will be adding this one to my re-read and own the actual book list. I look forward to seeing what else is available and to come from Daniel James.