Insaniam by Shervin Jamali @ShervinJamali

Book Description:

A man grieves the loss of his family, his wife and son, but he’s unsure as to what really happened to them. Plagued by memories he can’t trust, confronted by illusions that may or may not be real, he embarks on what he believes to be a divine mission that will grant him answers, and ultimately, the return of his loved ones.

‘Insaniam’ is a dark, twisty combination of thriller and horror, with some graphic content, and not for the faint of heart.

My Thoughts:

As this is a novella, a short one at that, it’s hard to go into any great detail as to do so would be to spoil it for others. If you have read the authors other work, then you will know what you are walking into. If you haven’t had that pleasure then here’s a bit more of what to expect.

The story feels like a mans descent into darkness. To lose not just a wife but a child also, I could empathise with the main character. To an extent you have to suspend your beliefs but then this is fiction. It has a super natural/horror feel to it and I enjoyed the sense of good over evil. Although it will have you question the actions of the protagonist sending my head in a spin as even though I know it’s wrong, I was routing him on.

Insaniam is a relatively quick novella with short snappy chapters that took me around an hour if that to read. We get to see how far a father will go for the love of his son. It is dark, disturbing, slightly graphic in parts but overall an entertaining read.

My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Insaniam is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon affiliate link).

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