Title – Halcyon
Author – Rio Youers
Publisher / Published – Titan Books/ October 2018
Genre – Fiction / Horror / Thriller
Pages – 528
Summary from Goodreads
HALCYON is the answer for all Americans who want to escape, but paradise isn’t what it seems.
A beautiful island in the middle of Lake Ontario―a self-sustaining community made up of people who want to live without fear, crime, or greed. Halcyon is run by Valerie Kemp, aka Mother Moon, benevolent and altruistic on the outside, but hiding an unimaginable darkness inside. She has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing. And she believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure.
On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. He soon begins to suspect there is something beneath Halcyon’s perfect veneer and sets out to discover the truth―however terrible it might be―behind the island and its mysterious founder, Mother Moon.
4 out of 5 Stars
This was such a good book!! For me the first 100 and so pages were a little slow but oh it picked up and I ended up loving the story. This was a strange story but the author did a great job writing this. After the first 100 or so pages where it goes to Halcyon it was such a captivating read where I couldn’t put the book down because I had to know what happened. The characters were so well written. I really enjoyed Edith and Shirley, I also enjoyed Martins parts. Mother Moon was a strange character and I really wasnt sure about her at first but you can kind of sympathise with her after the horrific things she went through but there were parts of her I didn’t like.
The plot was so well written and it was captivating in the end to the point where I had to keep reading.
Overall I really enjoyed this story and I would highly recommend it to you all.
Disclaimer – I received this book for free from the publishers Titan Books in exchange for a honest review, this does not however affect my opinion.