I received The Cursed Man by Keith Rommel through Good Reads (http://www.goodreads.com) as a first reads giveaway. This is one of the first suspense/horror books that I have read. The Cursed Man is book one of the thanatology series ( the study of death and the ways in which people deal with it).
Alister, the main character in the story is cursed. Death is in love with him and death is jealous. So jealous that it kills anyone that so much as talks to Alister within a day, and death won’t let Alister die. Alister has been locked away in a mental institution for over two decades with no human interaction, when a young doctor shows up. The doctor doubts the curse and tries to help Alister. When the doctor lives through the day you start to wonder if Alister is really cursed or just mentally ill.
Keith Rommel did an excellent job of weaving Alister’s past and present, telling a story that kept me reading and wondering where it was going and how it was going to end. This book has suspense and horror from the first page to the last. For me last few pages are the most terrifying, gut wrenching part of the story and was a bit hard to read but it was also perfect.
This was the first book I’ve read by Keith Rommel but it won’t be my last. I can’t wait for book two of the thanatology series. If you like horror and suspense you are going to love this book.