Thursday, February 14, 2013
Skull Session by Daniel Hecht
"'The thing about danger,' Lia shouted, 'is that it simplifies you.'"
"Despite his brilliance, Paul Skoglund hasn’t held a steady job for years, partly because of his Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological disorder that forces his body into wild swings and to blurt out words that are hilariously, often tragically, inappropriate.
When his eccentric, wealthy aunt asks him to take on the repairs of her magnificent hunting lodge, he is in no position to refuse. But inside the lodge lies a scene of almost superhuman destruction: a violence now mirrored by a series of disappearances and deaths haunting the region. As Paul delves into the wreckage, he can’t help but wonder what dark passion--and what strength--could cause such chaos.
Janet, Paul’s icy ex-wife, plans to use his condition to wrest away custody of their young son. And in his otherwise uncertain world, Paul is sure of one thing: nothing and no one is going to come between him and Mark. But quickening events lead him deeper into his family’s past, and as Paul faces the darker aspects of his own nature, he must brave the possibility that in saving those he loves, he might well destroy himself …" -- from the back cover
I liked this thriller about the "monster" inside and what happens when it's released without control. I liked Paul's interactions with Lia, his son Mark, and his aunt Vivian.
Date read: 2/13/2012
Book #: 2
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Publisher: Pan Books
# of pages: 568
Binding: Mass Market Paperback