Series: The Butcher #1
Author: Sian B.Claven
Narrator: Jacq Ainsworth
Published: October 15, 2017
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: January 18, 2022
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Everyone has nightmares but the silent girl from Tatum’s is crossing over to reality and when she does, someone dies.
In a quiet little neighbourhood, murders are about to rock the community’s happy existence but only Tatum can make the connection between seeing the girl from her nightmare and the deaths that are occurring.
The second time it happens another person dies.
By the third time Tatum is left needing answers.
She has to ask, is she next?
Tatum is the first in the Butcher series by Sian B. Claven. Though it can be defined as horror, for me it was more of suspense with a toss of paranormal added in. We have Tatum, a teen who keeps seeing what she calls ‘skeleton girl’ which is a girl with slicked back hair and dressed as skeleton. Then murders start happening and Tatum tries to connect the two. It seems we have a serial killer and I enjoy books with those!
This is the first in a four-book series with maybe more to come? So, the first part is set up for the series. Tatum started a bit slow for me, but I was still interested and then about halfway through it picked up. The murders happen and the way the bodies are found is gruesome. I do look forward to the rest of the series to see what happens.
I have the kindle versions of the whole series, but was sent an audible copy from Claven. The narrator is Jacq Ainsworth and she did a great job! She also returns to narrate the second in the series.