AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Bad Parts by Brandon McNulty

Release Date: July 29, 2020
Publisher: Midnight Point Press
Format: Audio
Length: 10 hours 11 minutes
Narrator: Ellie Gossage
Genre: Horror / thriller
Buy: Audible | Kindle


A town divided. A demon made whole.

When rock guitarist Ash Hudson suffers a career-ending hand injury, she seeks out the only thing that can heal it - her hometown's darkest secret.

For decades the residents of Hollow Hills, Pennsylvania, have offered their diseased and injured body parts to a creek demon named Snare. In return, Snare rewards its Traders with healthy replacement parts. There's only one catch: if Traders leave town, their new parts vanish forever.

Ash wants a new hand, but living in Hollow Hills isn't an option. Not when her band is one gig away from hitting the big time. Desperate, she bargains with Snare, promising to help the demon complete its organ collection in exchange for both a new hand and the freedom for everyone to leave town.

As her band's show rapidly approaches, Ash teams up with her estranged father in a last-ditch effort to recruit new Traders. But not everyone trusts Snare's offer, and Ash soon learns how far her neighbors will go to protect their precious parts.

With her family in danger and her band waiting, Ash must find a way to help Snare. But even if she succeeds, there's no telling what Snare plans to do with everyone's bad parts.


What would you do if you thought your dream was dead? What would you pay to have your dream back? Thats what Ash and her family have to decide.  In a town where a being, demon or something lives in the creek that will replace broken or bad body parts life is pretty good, or is it? There is a catch, if you have one of these body parts you need to stay within 10 miles of the town or your body part disappears.  Since Ash is a musician and her life depends on her traveling she tries to make a deal with the demon.  If she can  collect a bunch of broken parts the demon will give her her hand and allow her and all the others to leave the town.  Sounds good right? Well convincing the towns people isn't so easy.  

I'm really torn about this book, the concept is different, the narration was excellent but the lengths people will go to save themselves is something interesting. I think I liked it? I know I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either.  I think horror fans and people who like books with no easy fix will like it. 

Disclaimer: I received this book through from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.