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Blog Tour: A Review of Mask Beneath Her Face by Rafael Chandler (Spoiler Free!)

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Synopsis

During the 1980s, slashers terrorized America. With machetes and masks, these unstoppable killers stalked college campuses, quiet suburbs, and lakeside cabins.

Thirty years ago, Bobbi Metzger survived a massacre at her 16th birthday party. She spent decades putting her life back together.

Tonight, Bobbi will face a new killer: a high-tech slasher hell-bent on opening the doorway to an abyss of unimaginable horror.

How long can Bobbi survive this nightmare? What will she do to protect the people she loves? How much blood is she willing to spill?

If you love 80’s slasher flicks like Friday the 13 th or Sleepaway Camp, this book’s for you!

Warning: This book contains extreme gore and violence. Not for the faint of heart!

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Review

It has been so long since I’ve read a Horror. I genuinely can not recall what the last one was! Mask Beneath Her Face has certainly been the book to get me back into them. It had me on the edge of my seat at times, wondering what the hell was going to happen.

Chandler’s writing was good. It kept me interested throughout the whole book, and the characters are well written and unique. I think that the pace was a little slow at times, but other than this, the writing and the plot was very enjoyable.

Like the warning said, there is a lot of violence in this book, so if thats something that you don’t cope with well, I’d give it a miss. However, if that sort of thing doesn’t bother you, I definitely recommend it! If you’re also a fan of Horror/Slasher films, you’ll love this. It’s gory and descriptive, but not overly so, in my opinion.

Although the characters were well written, and there were some very interesting back stories, I didn’t find myself connecting with any of them as much as I had hoped that I would. Obviously I cared what happened to them, but not to the extent that I had to keep reading to know what happens.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It has definitely got me back into reading Horror. I give it 4 stars.

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About The Author

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Rafael Chandler writes novels (Hexcommunicated, The Astounding Antagonists), video games (SOCOM 4, Rainbow Six: Lockdown, MAG), and tabletop role-playing games (Teratic Tome, Lusus Naturae). He’s a metalhead, a kaijuphile, and a gorehound.

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20 thoughts on “Blog Tour: A Review of Mask Beneath Her Face by Rafael Chandler (Spoiler Free!)

    1. Oh, fantastic! Yeah, I love those flicks as well. Hard to believe that Part III dethroned E.T. from the number-one movie spot back in ’82. It was an age of wonders, the eighties.

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  1. Thanks for hosting, Paige, and thanks for the review. Deeply appreciated! Glad that the Gorehound was able to lure you back into the world of horror… 🙂

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    1. Heck yeah! Those movies are priceless. I’m going to be attending Days of the Dead in Charlotte this year, and a whole bunch of the cast from Friday the 13th: Part VI will be there. Can’t wait!

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    1. Thanks, Britt! I started with the grungy red background, and I used a series of brushes in GIMP to cut chunks away until I had a heart. Then I hired an artist to create the spider (because the spider plays a fairly prominent role in the novel) and the sickles (which are used by one of the story’s killers). I wanted the sickles to be a part of the heart motif, because love is a significant part of the story. And that’s how it all came to be!

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