Blair's Reviews > Blacklands
Feb 07, 2011
A chilling tale about an Irish boy that desperately wants to repair the rift that has torn apart his family and become a hero. The task at hand is chilling: at a young age his uncle was abducted, tortured, killed and buried on the moors. It is not hard to imagine the lengths that Steven would go through to make his family whole again. We are shown the brutal scars and aftermath that an event like an abduction does to not only its immediate victims, but also to future generations. Love is held back for fear of loss. Steven Lamb begins a dangerous correspondence with his murderer, Arnold Avery; kicking off a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse to find the body of his dead boy-uncle. A dark, twisted mind lurks behind the killer's eyes and we are giving full view of its horrors as Steven's letters release a torrent of pent up rage. Arnold Avery uses this new motivation to steal his mind to the job of escaping, finally revealing to Steven the location of his uncle's body. But what will await him amongst the heather and gorse of the moors?
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