Golem by PD Alleva

About the Book
Detective. Angel. Victim. Devil.

A haunting tale of suspense, loss, isolation, contempt, and fear.

On November 1, 1951, war hero John Ashton was promoted to detective. His first assignment: Find the district attorney's missing daughter. But his only lead is Alena Francon, a high society sculptor and socialite committed to Bellevue's psychiatric facility.

Alena has a story for the new detective. A story so outlandish John Ashton refuses to heed the warning. Alena admits to incarnating Golem, a demonic force, into her statue. A devil so profound he's infiltrated every part of New York's infrastructure. Even worse, he uses children to serve as bodily hosts for his demonic army, unleashing a horde of devils into our world.

When Alena's confidant, Annette Flemming, confirms the existence of Golem, John is sent on a collision course where fate and destiny spiral into peril, and the future of the human race hangs in the balance.

The Devil Is In The Details!

My Review


(Disclaimer: I received a free digital review copy of this book from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and are honest and unbiased.)

Golem by PD Alleva was a gripping, extremely disturbing read, which was exactly what I banked on when I accepted this book for review. Alleva had an excellent command of details and imagery. Each scene was vivid in my mind. This made for a very immersive story, as did the depth and realism of the characters.

Golem was one of the most vile and best-written villains I've read about in a while. There was just enough left open at the end of the book that Alleva could write a sequel, and I would be willing to read it as long as Golem was still a primary character. At times, the sentence rhythm was spot-on, powerful, and enchanting.

However, the punctuation errors were a bit distracting. The majority of the book was comprised of backstory, which, though interesting and necessary, severely interrupted the flow of the original narrative and mystery. I feel the story would have been stronger had it been written in chronological order.

In conclusion, Golem was a fascinating, grim, fatalistic, and frightening read. If you have a strong stomach and a taste for bone-chilling horror, give Golem a shot. Just be warned that it's not for the faint of heart. I also read and loved the Author's Note. Be sure to check it out if you read the book because it offers a lot of interesting insight.

About the Author

I write books, that's what I do. Horror, sci-fi, thrillers, fantasy, and sometimes a literary gem. Good ones, crazy ones, fun books, entertaining books, scary, creepy books that are absolutely insane, books with depth and books with excitement, and books that tear out the heart of humanity and throw it on a slab to be feasted on. Yeah, that's what I do, I write books. Any questions?

I'm currently working on more than a few projects. The Sci-Fi/Fantasy series, The Dark Veil: The Rose Vol. III, the horror thriller series, Girl on a Mission, the supernatural thriller series, The Hypnotist, and a follow-up to Jigglyspot and the Zero Intellect, tentatively titled, The Sleepy Hollow Incident.

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