Book Review: Rogue by Greg F. Gifune

20984228Title: Rogue

Author: Greg F. Gifune

Genre: Dark Fiction, Horror

Age Group: Adult (18+)

Rating: 5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Cameron Horne has it all, an intelligent, beautiful and loving wife, a great home and a successful and important career. His life is the American Dream come true. Until things begin to change.

Without warning, he exhibits strange behavior he can’t seem to control, loses time and memories, has horrific nightmares and finds blood on his hands that may or may not be his own.

When a mysterious young man who seems to know the future begins appearing in Cameron’s backyard, things go from bad to worse. As voices and visions flood his mind, and shadowy figures watch his every move, something deep inside him comes awake, manifesting in acts of extreme rage and violence.

Is he losing his mind, or is something evil stalking him, possessing him from within and turning Cam from the mild-mannered man he’s always been into someone else…something else…

The truth is coming for Cameron Horne, and there’s going to be Hell to pay.

This is the second book I read by Greg F. Gifune, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first.

Cameron Horne works for a local branch of the Office of Public Safety and Security in Massachusetts. He’s married to the most wonderful woman he could ever imagine – Remy. He has some great friends, who he plays poker with just about every week. He lives in a beautiful house, living the dream. If it weren’t for how his job has been weighing on him – there’s only so many times one can work with sex offenders and rapists before you start to lose your sanity.

For Cam, it starts with seeing a man in his backyard. A car alarm starts waking him up every morning. Then it starts with visions of reality unraveling, of dark night clubs where sinister things happening, of colleagues turning against him, of depraved acts committed by all those around him. But is it real – or is it all in his mind? This all started with a visit to a sex offender – nothing out of the ordinary, just a scheduled visit, but from that point on, Cam’s world has been unravling. Has the man done something to him? Or is it all Cam doing this to himself?

Rogue kept me on the edge of my seat. I kept on wondering whether or not what Cam was going through, was real. And if it was, then how the heck did it happen, and what was going to happen next? And if it wasn’t, what caused him to lose his sanity like that? A slow descent into madness, but a brilliant one.

With excellent writing from start to finish, and a strong, brilliant plot, Rogue is one of the best books I’ve read all year.


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