Innocence Ends by Nikolas P. Robinson
Innocence Ends is a subgenre defying horror novel boldly written in present tense with organically diverse and relatable characters, suspense, and numerous horrors. Nikolas P Robinson doesn’t just combine subgenres, he smears subgenres together under his thumb to create a unique and evocative story. The attention to factual terminology and superior characterization are especially impressive in this intellectually written tale. The story has layers of depth to go along with the horrors therein, and I found the present tense presentation made for disturbing visuals and immersion. But the author doesn’t stop there. Robinson dips down into the dark well of the human psyche and produces realistic validity with which he rips your guts out when the truth is revealed. Even more horrifying is the scientific reflection of our current reality, the parasitic question left in the back of your mind: could this happen? This is not a light read. But it is a must read.