The Disciple – Stephen Lloyd Jones

Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a review, but now that I’m set up in my new flat and finally connected to the internet, I’ll be back to posting regularly. Thanks for stopping by!


Edward Schwinn’s life is changed the night he rescues the sole survivor of a horrific road accident and agrees to take care of her new born daughter. The child’s arrival starts a chain of horrifying and deadly events that no one can explain, and Edward finds himself responsible for her safety.

My main take away from The Disciple is that it is much, much too long. We meet Edward and Piper at different stages in their life, meaning there are large time-jumps, and the same thing happens each time. It’s very repetitive and severely lacks any kind of character or relationship development or world building.

Alongside the troublesome plot development, there are too many characters who are all named and play small but significant roles. This made the story complicated and difficult to follow.

Although not poorly written, the book reads as though the author had a million and one ideas, and didn’t know how to filter any of them out. As the story builds, it becomes more interesting, more exciting, and more ridiculous. The Disciple is a mash-up of horror/sci-fi/fantasy/thriller and had some very enjoyable sections, wedged between pages of drivel.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Bookbridgr in exchange for an honest review.

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