Praise for JINXED
[Hutson] creates a gore-filled throwback to the classic teen slasher flick genre … Graphically detailed descriptions make it clear that this work of horror isn’t for the faint of heart. ―Publishers Weekly
Thommy Hutson’s ‘Jinxed’ is a Must Read for Classic Horror Fans (linked to full iHorror review)
“Hutson … knocked it completely out of the park … with an expertly paced, cinematic slasher in a setting that would make Agatha Christie proud.” ―Waylon Jordan, iHorror.com
“…gory but captivating … a masked murderer starts picking off the teens, killing them all in theatrically grisly ways. … entertaining” ―School Library Journal
“Thommy Hutson is the ultimate authority in nostalgia-driven storytelling.” ―Clive Barker, Bestselling Author of Books of Blood and The Thief of Always
“Jinxed is the teen whodunit that Wes Craven and Lois Duncan never made. Hutson has created the best new slasher franchise since Scream.” ―Peter M. Bracke, Author of Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
“A dark, tension-filled thriller that’s wicked to the very end. Bad luck was never so much fun!” ―Jeffrey Reddick, Creator of Final Destination
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
“Jinxed in local theaters near you,” is what I would like to say for Thommy Hutson’s book. The story is a thriller and mystery that kept me wondering what is going to happen next. Or more specifically, who is going to die next and how. Jinxed holds suspense and death brought about in the fashion of old superstitions. The setting and the story are perfectly executed much like a slasher film from my childhood.
Jinxed is set in Trask Academy of Performing Arts a high school isolated by a surrounding body of water with little to no way of communicating with the outside world. And therefore, an ideal hunting ground. Hutson’s main character Layna Curtis is a talented, bright-eyed, and promising young star. She is pleasant, to say the least, a survivor, and a beautiful young lady who does not let all her emotions cloud her judgment. Layna’s friends are all anyone could ask for at a high-pressure school and heavy stakes environment. They are just as talented as Layna, supportive, and easily taken out one-by-one. Hutson describes their deaths in gruesome detail without being overbearing. With each death, the characters are increasingly wary of each other and their anxiousness builds.
The twists and turns that led to Layna as the last victim had me questioning what each character’s alibi was, their story, and their whereabouts. Jinxed was wickedly written and flowed with its’ tense mood. The mystery and thrill all lead up to the finale that kept me craving more.
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