Thursday, November 16, 2023

Review: Everything Is Temporary by Jon Cohn @JonCohnAuthor

Everything Is Temporary

by Jon Cohn

Published: October 31, 2023

Publisher: Deadbolt Books

Genre: Horror, Suspense, Thriller


Jump into the gripping world of "Everything Is Temporary," where the Barnes family's peaceful life takes a surprising turn after a tragic event rocks their world. As you read, you'll be drawn into the suspense, wondering how well you really know the people closest to you.

The suspenseful journey begins when Sarah's husband, Tom, starts acting strangely. His mood swings create chaos, leading to unfounded accusations against their thirteen-year-old daughter. But hang on tight, because the tension keeps rising as Tom's actions culminate in a shocking attempt on the life of an off-season mall Santa Claus. What's truly mysterious is Tom's year-round hatred for Christmas, a puzzle that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

In the midst of the turmoil, Tom clings to a forgotten book from his past—a disturbing story he wrote when he was younger. Its pages reveal a traumatic tale that's almost unbelievable, with talking Christmas trees, an army of living toys, and a sinister figure posing as Mrs. Claus.

I was riveted by every word and couldn’t wait to find out how the story would progress. This is a brilliant portrayal of a family impacted by grief. Each character is relatable and likeable, and even though the situations they find themselves in are utterly crazy, their responses and emotions are believably written."
MJ Mars, author of The Suffering

Jon Cohn, the author of "
Slashtag" and "The Island Mother," is back with another thrilling story in "Everything Is Temporary." As you get into this exciting tale, you'll see just how good Cohn is at telling stories that keep you hooked. Jon's debut novel, "The Island Mother", won a big award - the Publisher's Weekly's Booklife Prize for Best Indie Horror Novel of 2022 - showing that Cohn really knows how to write spine-tingling stories.

In "
Everything Is Temporary," you'll join Sarah on a heart-pounding journey against time and sanity. Can she uncover the bone-chilling secrets hidden in Tom's past, or will they all be trapped in an endless darkness? If you're looking for thrilling horror that keeps you hooked from start to finish, this is a must-read.

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My Review:

Everything Is Temporary is a Christmas and horror story all rolled into one. Everything Is Temporary drew me in from the first page and held on way after reading the last word. Jon Cohn is fast making his way to the top of my favorite authors list right up there with Stephen King.

Everything Is Temporary is the second book by Jon that I have read. The first is Slashtag. In my review of Slashtag, I wrote that it was one of the best books I have ever read. But so is Everything Is Temporary. I don’t know which book I enjoyed reading the most. Both are very captivating reads. I certainly can’t wait to read more of Jon’s books.

Everything Is Temporary had me in tears on some occasions and shaking with fright on others. Everything Is Temporary is about a family that is grieving the death of a very dear friend. Tom and Sarah’s eleven-year-old daughter Emma lost her best friend, Maya. Emma is having a hard time dealing with Maya’s death and has started acting out.

Everything Is Temporary goes back and forth between the present and the past. Sarah takes us back to the past by reading a book that Tom wrote about a tragic event that took place when he was a little boy. Tom experienced something in his past making me wonder if it was real or not.

Is what Tom experienced real or was it his imagination? Tom believes it to be real even today. Tom’s experience from his past led him to do something that got him arrested.

I highly recommend Everything Is Temporary to all horror fans! Grab a copy of Everything Is Temporary today!  

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