Thursday, November 1, 2012

Seven-X [Review]

**3.5 Stars**

#1 in Seven-X Trilogy
250 Pages [Paperback]
Published 6 March 2012
ISBN: 0615505813

SEVEN-X is the first book in the SEVEN-X TRILOGY surrounding Los Angeles Times Investigative Reporter Eddie Hansen, who gets a tip on a missing death row prisoner being held at a Behavioral Health Center in a remote location outside the small town of Dell City, Texas.

With an opportunity to break the story, Eddie voluntarily commits himself into the asylum in hopes of finding Annette Dobson, "The SIDS Killer." She is rumored to have had her execution faked so she could be shipped to the asylum, have an exorcism and give birth to the child the world thinks is dead.

Eddie's journals, video diary and recordings leave a trail of breadcrumbs into experimental procedures conducted on patients without their consent. As he dives deeper into his investigation, Eddie is forced to confront his own demons, as an unwilling participant in the asylum's controversial rehabilitation procedures.

My Thoughts:
Seven-X tells the story of Eddie Hansen, a reporter searching for the answers to a curious case of a pregnant serial killer whose execution was suddenly changed and not open to the public or even her own husband. It is suspected that Annette Dobson, the SIDS killer, was transported to an asylum outside a small town called Dell City in Texas. Eddie travels to Dell City and commits himself to the asylum, Uphir. His plans to break this story of Annette Dobson still being alive don't go according to plan. In fact, it is something straight out of a classic horror story with demons and exorcisms and plenty of things that can't be explained - or is it something the pharmaceutical companies are experimenting to control the peoples' minds?

I received Seven-X from the author for an honest review after entering the giveaway here on Goodreads. Seven-X is not my typical genre, however, I thought the premise sounded very interesting and, every once in a while, I do enjoy to step outside the box. I think one of the biggest compliments you can give a book is that you can see it as a movie. I could easily see this being turned into a movie, although I'd be too chicken to see it. I feel like Wech didn't spare one gory, graphic detail in his book and it helped to convey the fear of the events of the book. It is written in the style of journal, audio, and transcriptions of video logs via Hansen's girlfriend, Melody. The story definitely keeps you on your toes. You don't know who to trust, what is real and what is staged/fabricated, and the true "who dun it" answer. It ends on a great cliffhanger :)

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