Nightlife: Hazardous Material - Matthew Quinn Martin

5 Stars!

The story of monster hunter Jack and his partner Beth continues in Nightlife: As the Worm Turns…but first, take a short stroll down one of Nightlife's darkest streets in this horror e-novella praised as “thrilling, edgy, and scary as hell” (Jason Starr, internationally bestselling author of The Pack).

Twenty-seven-year-old Jarrod Foster has hit a dead end. He spends his days disposing of hazardous waste and his nights wondering where it all went wrong. While gutting an abandoned roller rink, Jarrod discovers a bricked up video arcade still stocked with vintage games…which, three decades ago, was the site of the largest mass shooting in New York history.

Jarrod’s boss lets him keep one of the arcade games—an oddity called Polybius that no one seems to have ever heard of. Jarrod hopes to sell it and start a new life, but one grim night, he drops a quarter into the game…and the game drops Jarrod right into a nightmare.

As his life spirals into darkness, and his actions begin to mirror those of the long-dead spree killer, only one question remains…is Jarrod playing a game, or is the game playing him?

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, it wasn’t until Matthew moved to Manhattan that he realized he was a writer. These days, he lives on a small island off the North Atlantic coast of the United States where it gets quiet in the winter…perhaps too quiet. . .

Visit his website - HERE

Awesome, fantastic, fun! And a little freaky and spooky too!

I got into this story right away. I was hooked on the first chapter. This author has a way of doing that.
I loved the storyline, it was creepy and a little scary especially when they first found the room with the video game machine. But it was also a fun read at the same time. It definitely put me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen.

Excellent character development. I am not a huge gamer myself, but I can totally see someone becoming obsessed with one. Even without the reasons explained in the book.
Oh!  PS&BTW - I looked up the game Polybius, and its real! It really is an Urban legend found - HERE

Which brings me to the ending - fantastic! There were a few twists in there, but I really liked the ending. I liked that there was actually an explanation! I love my books tied up neat in a bow.

This book is very new, fresh, and up-to-date and I love that! Fun quirky characters, with a great freaky storyline! An excellent, fun, quick read (only about 80 pages). This one you can devour in one sitting, and you will want to.

This is my second one by Matthew Quinn Martin - great author (and not bad on the eyes either). I am eagerly awaiting book #3
"July 27, Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster are going to release a limited edition NIGHTLIFE “box set” called NIGHTLIFE: NIGHT TERRORS…which will include NIGHTLIFE, the novella NIGHTLIFE: HAZARDOUS MATERIAL and the full sequel NIGHTLIFE: AS THE WORM TURNS (which will initially only be available in this set…and then available separately at some future date)."
Read my review of the first book -"Nightlife" - HERE

Thank you Matthew for sending me this copy for my honest review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

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