The Savages by Matt Whyman

The Savages by Matt WhymanThe Savages by Matt Whyman
Genre: Horror
Release Date: March 6, 2014
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Source: Publisher
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Rating: three-stars

They'd love to have you for dinner . . .

Sasha Savage is in love with Jack - a handsome, charming ... vegetarian. Which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that Sasha's family are very much 'carnivorous'. Behind the family facade all is not as it seems. Sasha's father rules his clan with an iron fist and her mother's culinary skills are getting more adventurous by the day. When a too-curious private detective starts to dig for truths, the tight-knit family starts to unravel - as does their sinister taste in human beings . . .

With the popularity of the show Hannibal, are publishers going to release more and more stories about cannibals? I hope so. I do love a good, creepy story, even if it does make me feel physically sick.

I have mixed feelings about The Savages. On the one hand, I thought it was a funny story, and was intrigued by it. On the other, I¬†was disgusted by the family. Am I supposed to like them? Or maybe I’m meant to be conflicted.

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