"Great horror tale"
Once they were lovers but Janine Hartschorn left David
Bairstow because her ex-boyfriend and the love of her life
wanted her back. When she became pregnant with Spencer's
child, he dumped her. The baby died and Janine almost did
as well but she was a fighter and refused to go into the
boat of Charon the Ferryman.
When David pays Janine a condolence call, the spark of
passion and love reignites in both their hearts. They
start going out together but they are both haunted by
otherworldly manifestations. David is almost killed in a
car accident and the driver of the car is a student who was
killed more than a year ago. A stranger kills Spencer, who
had been stalking Janine. THE FERRYMAN will not let anyone
or anything to keep him from obtaining what he wants:
Once in a very long while, a horror novel will come
along that is so believable and frightening that it will
live on in the reader's mind forevermore. THE STAND and
THE EXORCIST were such books and so too is THE FERRYMAN.
Christopher Golden is a talented writer who makes the
audience give credence to events in his novel as if they
occurred in the real world.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2002