Sometimes, your past can come back to haunt you...
In the Spring of 1987, Justine Knox watched as a madman brutally murdered her fiance before turning his rage on her by savagely raping her. The attack left her wounded and broken.
With the support of her family, Justine makes the difficult decision to have an abortion. Unbeknownst to her, she would have given birth to twins...
Nearly twenty years later, with a new name and a family of her own, school teacher Adrienne Morgan is afraid that she may be losing her mind:
A chance encounter in the local grocery store has left her feeling shaken and disturbed. A complete stranger, yet she can't help but feel like she should know him.
When she sees him again, he comes with a warning...
That he is not alone...
Gemini by Randy Eberle is a morbid tale, filled with atrocities sure to stir your heart. Not your average hack-and-slash’em gorefest by any means, but a gut-wrenching tale of a woman, tainted with hope and memories of her horrific, tragic past.
There’s not a lot I can tell you about Gemini without giving away spoilers, because the entire tale is intricately woven, an almost hypnotic spiral of events. And when I say spiral, I mean that. Just when you think things can’t get worse, that this fairytale may have a happy ending, Randy Eberle thrusts you down again.
What do you do when the decisions from your past, and perhaps decisions you had no say in at all, come back to haunt you? Come back to kill you, even? What do you choose when there is no right answer, only misery or agony?
Life is not always win-win, or even win-lose, we must pick and choose our battles. We must fight relentlessly for some of our most important victories. And even those victories don’t always come out unsoiled by the taints of life. We grasp for whatever hope we have left– for ourselves, and for our children.
Randy Eberle has captured this aspect of life quite keenly in his haunting book, Gemini, due out sometime this August.
It is a tale of tragedy, madness, mistakes… and, of course, death.
“It was as though the black sky above had opened up and birthed him, the cold rain an amniotic fluid from a celestial placenta that continued to shower Ian and the world around him.” — Gemini by Randy Eberle
I give this book five stars for being engaging from the first page, and four knives not because of the unrelenting splatter a la Shane McKenzie, but because his grisly scenes are well-chosen, well-placed, and meaningful. They’re brutal. There’s one scene specifically that when you read it, you’ll know just what I mean, a juxtaposition of “oh-hell-no-he-didn’t” and “I-get-it.” And when you find out how many drafts he wrote in his upcoming interview, you’ll see exactly why this is such an expertly crafted story.
This book is for you if…
…you’d like your innards not only spilled on the floor, but also tugged at in a most emotional fashion.
… you read your horror with your pants on, most of the time, at least.
… you’ve battled with truly heartbreaking decisions.
… you’re prepared for a serious tale of the twists and barbs within humanity.
… you don’t mind a little supernatural spin in the midst of the horrible reality of it all.
I cannot comment on the editing of this book as of yet, because I received a mostly unedited advanced reader copy.
The book is due out this month (August 2014) in hardback, trade paperback, and Kindle. An audio release will be shortly following.
You can look forward to an interview with Randy Eberle and giveaways coming in the near future.
- See more at: http://www.brutalbooks.com/gemini-randy-eberle-special-pre-release-review/#sthash.UMsJrcFM.dpuf
In its first week, Gemini peaked at #1 in Occult Suspense and #6 in Occult Horror on Amazon!