It's Christmastime in the city, but all is not merry. Something is happening in Apartment Seven. Something evil.
Charlie Cerrone thought he had it all—a loving marriage, a good job, a nice home and financial security—until the night his wife betrayed him and his entire world came crashing down.
Angry and confused, Charlie wanders the streets of Boston after dark, dazed and searching for answers, trying to figure out why his wife has apparently taken up with another man and why she's been frequenting a strangely ominous and otherwise abandoned building late at night in one of the worst neighborhoods in the city.
Throughout the cold winter night, Charlie descends deeper and deeper into a nightmarish journey that encompasses his past, present and future, a terrifying and surreal odyssey that leads him through the darkest alleys and most dangerous streets of a haunted city, and that will eventually put him face-to-face with the horrific riddle behind his own troubled existence and the shocking mysteries of Apartment Seven.
After enjoying Greg F. Gifune's Dreams the Ragman earlier this year, I was looking forward to his release of Apartment Seven. I have a tendency to avoid book descriptions when I already know I want to read the book so I was pleasantly surprised to find Apartment Seven is a Christmas story. A dark, dark Christmas story.
Clearly inspired by Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, Gifune takes us on a journey of regret and redemption.
If you are looking for a great seasonal read, grab yourself a copy of Apartment Seven and wait for a cold, dark night between now and Christmas to cozy up tight and give it a read.
7/10: Recommended Read
Review copy provided by publisher