Horns by Joe Hill
The Devil Made Me Do It!
Ignatius Perrish had his whole life been in love with the same girl. Merrin Williams was the only girl he had ever kissed. She was the only girl to hold his heart. But she no longer existed in this world. Cruelly taken, she had suffered in death and no one grieved more for her than Ig, and no one was held more responsible for her death than Ig.
A year later on the anniversary of Merrin's death Ig finds himself at the very spot where she was murdered. Buts that's all he remembers of that night for Ig had been drinking, he had been drinking a lot. He doesn't remember anything else from that night, not what he had done, not how he got home, and certainly not how he grew horns.
Waking the next morning to find horns growing out of his head was not the strangest thing to happen to Ig; the strangest thing was that no one else seemed to think it strange. But more disturbing then the horns were the things people were saying to him. All of a sudden people were confessing to Ig their darkest secrets, admitting to him sinful thoughts. Given these new circumstances, can Ig resist the temptation for a little revenge?
Horns is a tragic story of love, truth and murder. Forcing you to you rethink the way you see people, for the devil can not make you do evil, he can only give you the choice. A dark and fearful story that will be the source of more then one sleepless night.
Price (AU): $32.99
Recommended age: 18+
In a word: Horns
Re-read it: probably
Star rating: four out of five