Review: Highway to Hell by Alex Laybourne

Marcus, Becky, Richard, Helen, Sammy, and Graham. All complete strangers, different ages, background and even countries, but they all have one major thing in common...they all must DIE.Sentenced to offer their penance in the many chambers of Hell, their lives are nothing but a torturous experience. They are brought face to face with their past, their mistakes and the implications that had for others. Until one by one they are rescued and thrown together. Walking in a dying world, they are introduced to their rescuers who do anything but conform to their angelic stereotype. Together, bonded by an unknown destiny the group is set on their quest; to find one individual buried deep within the many Hell worlds. Not only does the fate of their world rest on their shoulders, but that of existence itself. Heaven and Hell, Angels and Demons, these things were once considered opposites, but what happens when they become neighbors, allies...friends?

I received this book to give an honest review.
What a horror story! I was pulled in from the very beginning and when these group of people went though hell literally I was like DAMN! This take some real imagination to be able to write so gruesome. The dark side of this book is just awesome. I love reading dark work but it has to be well written and not just thrown together for it work. And this author did a fab job writing the darkness to where you could just see  it happening. The torture that each one goes through is because of something they did while they were alive. And as soon as it starts it is finished only to begin again, at least until the Angels come into play. But what are the Angels needing or wanting with them?  

Now I gave this book 5 stars but it soon got dropped to a 4.5 rating as I started getting bored towards the end with the angels that come into play it seemed to drag on and the action went from 10 to about a 5 within a story period. But it got bumped back up to a 5 as when I got to the end with Sammy and that was all. I literally screamed WHAT THE HELL is that all? And my husband looked at me funny. I do wonder if there is another book being as I want to know the mission that his group of people have. Will the accomplish it? And who is this person that they need to find. 
If you are looking for a dark read something that will give you the willies then this is a book for you. Alex has a real talent and  he could be on the list of my favorite horror authors if he keeps up the work. 

Born and raised in the coastal English town Lowestoft, it should come as no surprise (to those that have the misfortune of knowing this place) that I became a horror writer.

From an early age I was sent to schools which were at least 30 minutes drive away and so spent the most of my free time alone, as the friends I did have lived too far away for me to be able to hang out with them in the weekends or holidays.

I have been a writer as long as I can remember and have always had a vivid imagination. To this very day I find it all too easy to just drift away into my own mind and explore the world I create, where the conditions always seem to be just perfect for the cultivation of ideas, plots, scenes, characters and lines of dialogue everything basically, and when the time is right, I can simply pluck them from the allotment of my mind serve them up on the pages of whatever work is to be their home.

I am married and have four children and my biggest dream for them is that they grow up and spend their lives doing what makes them happy, whatever that is.


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review :)


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