Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke
Kealan Patrick Burke delivers again and again. Blanky is another story that delivers all the thrills and chills. I didn’t know what to expect from Blanky, but I knew Kealan Patrick Burke crafted a terrifying tale because everything he writes scares the hell out of me.
Steve Brannigan has been struggling after his infant daughter’s horrible death. His wife has left him, and she refuses to enter their home. Steve isn’t able to work, so he tries to drink the pain away while he watches old TV shows. Steve hears something in his daughter’s room. He looks around, but all he could find was an old blanky with rabbits on it. The blanky was purchased from a weird old man at an antique place selling “BABY CLOSE.” That is when all hell breaks loose and things start spiraling out of control for Steve. He is grasping to hold on to the little bit of light that remains in his life, but Steve’s darkest days are in front of him.
Blanky is one helluva trip! I was fully invested in Steve and what he was going through. I was also wanting to know more about the old blanky. The story unfolds perfectly and just enough is revealed to keep the reader guessing right up until the very end. There are no loose ends, just an epic take on grieving and what happens to those who are in the process of mourning the loss of a loved one. Blanky is part supernatural and part psychological. A damn fine read, people!
This book will leave you thinking long after you have turned the last page. The cover is badass as well!
I highly recommend this book to fans of horror!