Title: Soul Stealers
Author: Steven Marshall
Amazon Link: https://amzn.com/1477580093
The lost souls of the dead have found a way to enter the minds of the living. Like patient fisherman, they cast their proverbial rods into the abyss and hook the living through their dreams when they are most vulnerable. They can reach you in a coma or a deep REM sleep. They can access you through extreme inebriation via alcohol or hallucinogenic drugs. They can take over your personality and evict you from your body and assume control. To others, everything else appears to be normal, but you’re merely a ghost of your former self. Everything about you remains the same…except your personality. Everything that was once yours now belongs to them. They own your very flesh. Now you must become a fisherman if you want to regain your body… Alex Diamond faces a new dilemma within his skipping dream from which he cannot wake. Malicious lost souls of the dead are trapped in Purgatory and have found a new home in his body. A new host of multiple personalities have taken over his mind after he wakes from a coma and he can only look on from afar unless he, too, becomes a Soul Stealer. Alex is only one of many unreported cases that have fallen victim to one of the greatest secrets of the human and inhuman mind, which neither science nor religion has the capacity to understand, let alone solve. What will it take and require of him to gain back his body and live his own life again? What infernal wisdom and secret arcane knowledge will he gain along the way?
~I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review~
Wow! Where to begin. Soul Stealers has so many twists and turns, just the type of story that’s perfect under the psychological horror genre. I loved the way this book made me think—about life, about death, about identity—it explored the depths of the human psyche in a way that was both enrapturing and philosophical. The twist at the end was what really got me. The people who you are led to believe are enemies are really something more, and nothing is as it seems.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a book that will make them think.