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Talking heads

by Reid Laurence

  Print book : Fiction

Review by Anne K. Edwards    (2009-05-11)


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Title: Talking Heads
Author: Reid Laurence
Publisher: Publish America
ISBN: 1-60836-335-X
Genre: Fiction

On seeing the title "A Killing Rain" the reader will be intrigued, wondering if it means a rain that kills or someone killing in the rain or because of the rain. Talented author Reid Laurence has crafted a tale in three parts that carry us through the life of a man who lives two lives, one inside his head where he can talk to the heads of men he has killed and the other where he takes a job at a museum as a guard and becomes involved in a forgery scheme.

Like most people who are lonely, Raymond seeks companionship, but does so in an unusual way. He kills those he will talk to and they become a guest and live in his refrigerator. Their conversations are full of snippets of Raymond's life and the reader comes to know him as a real personality.

The second title "Talking Heads" begins with Raymond stalking a girl in a department store and he is told to leave and not come back. He added to his own problems by talking to himself in the form of two imaginary friends in front of people. They also urge him to call the girl. He calls and when she answers, he hangs up. His friends are becoming more numerous as his relationship develops with the girl, Vicky.

Raymond's life has taken a turn in part three "A Sign of the Time" after an accident with one of his heads. His artistic talents are noticed again and he and Vicky are taking a trip to Mexico as he leaves the psychiatric prison hospital.

Author Reid Laurence has crafted a tale that would fit into a horror film with lots of suspense. This reviewer keeps wanting to tell people to stay away from dark alleys and don't visit Raymond Mort.

Recommended for any suspense or horror fan who likes psychological thrillers with lots of tension. A well told tale that will have you keeping your lights on after bedtime rolls around. Enjoy. I sure did.

Anne K. Edwards, Reviewer
eBook Reviews Weekly
Author of Death on Delivery

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