Condemned by Christopher Renna

A taut, unsettling psychological horror…

Seamlessly blending the elements of psychological horror and thriller, Renna crafts a haunting tale of supernatural horror. Jared had always been Connor, Trevor, and Adam’s best friend until he stopped being one. His transformation from a cheerful, friendly teenager to troubled, lonely soul unsettles the trio but they decide to move ahead anyways. But when Jared dies suddenly, leaving vile rumors about him being possessed by the devil, the friends must do everything to get to the bottom of the truth. Renna’s ability to evoke psychological horror via understatement and foreshadowing combined with his nuanced characterization and skilled worldbuilding keep the reader turning pages. The tension stays ripe with plenty of twists and new revelations unfolding at a steady pace while the uncanny elements and small-town, fantastical setting add to intrigue. Renna skillfully blends the intricacies of teenager drama with the foreboding mystery of Jared’s tragic death while exploring the themes of anxiety and depression in teens, friendship, and family ties. Fast-paced and breathless, this psychological horror thriller is a must-read.


By Christopher Renna

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Pub date March 23, 2021


Price $4.03 (USD) Kindle edition

Categories: Horror, Short Reviews

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