I often read books based on knowing I like the author, and sometimes based on recommendation. Once in awhile, I’ll choose a book while browsing at the library. In those instances, the cover or title catches my eye. Deadfall Hotel, by Steve Rasnic Tem, was one of those books.
I liked this book. It’s a borrower though, not a buyer. It’s a series of stories about a man and his daughter who are invited to be the next managers of the Deadfall Hotel. A cryptic man named Jacob hires Richard without really telling him what the job entails or anything about the hotel. Much of the story is left to the imagination, but mysterious references and suggestions. Odd and dangerous things happen there.
I didn’t feel all that satisfied by the conclusion, but I didn’t dislike it either. It’s a compelling read, and I liked it much better while I was reading it than I do now, thinking back on it. The story is pretty well paced, though it drags in spots. All in all, it’s a good book for evening with a big glass of tea. If you’re looking for something new, and you like horror, this one is worth a try.