Closing Costs by Wesley Southard is a tale with a wonderfully exciting beginning that suddenly banks a hard left into insanity and terror!
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Closing Costs by Wesley Southard
When this story begins, we meet Hershel Merkley, a man who wants nothing more but to sell a mansion to his client in order to make enough money off of the commission to go on a vacation with his wife.
When he’s on location and talking to the potential buyers, everything is going really well! But then Hershel is put into a very tricky position… and it’s only going to get worse from there.
This was another book that I snagged after Corona Con. I had emailed the author to see if he was selling any of his books directly, and I was so excited to learn that he was! Check out this wonderful note:
When this book arrived, I jumped into the read rather blind. This is one that I would highly recommend you do the same! I could not predict what was going to happen next!
My favorite element of this tale was definitely the sudden twist into absolute insanity! I loved that the earlier chapters hinted here and there at a few things and then when a certain scene hits, everything becomes clear to the reader.
My second favorite element was the characters! For such a short novel, there was some wonderful character development, some of which was completed in very interesting ways! I immediately felt a bit protective of Hershel when we started to get to know his character, and wanted nothing but the best for him.
One more element that I really loved was the pacing and organization of the chapters. There were many shorter chapters at the beginning that gave us little glimpses into different aspects of our characters stories that were going to be very important later on.
While this tale was certainly twisted, I had so much fun reading it!
My Favorite Passage from Closing Costs
He had never hugged a client, but he wanted to lift Evgeni Sokolov off the Italian marble floor and spin the tiny man like a prom date.
My Final Thoughts on Closing Costs
This is definitely a book you’ll want to pick up when you have an hour or so to dedicated your time to it as you will not want to put it down! While this is a quick tale, it really packs a dark and twisted punch!
I highly recommend it to fans of horror with some gore and a splash of sexy scenes!
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Thanks for reading!
And thanks again to Wesley Southard for sending me a signed copy!