Gates of Perdition by RP Kraul

Gates of Perdition (The Belcorte Murders) (Volume 2) - R.P. Kraul

Book – Mystery: Gates of Perdition

Author – RP Kraul
Publication Date – January 31, 2015
Genre – Thriller/Horror

Type – Stand Alone/Series
Cliffhanger – Maybe…
Rating – 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.



Mary watches in awe as a man plays guitar at gloomy Indianhead Reservoir. His skill is astonishing. But Mary is in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

This man is a physiological oddity who suffered wicked abuse at the hands of his foster parents—for which he took revenge. He wants to be normal and whole again, but a manipulative psychiatrist has wakened the demons.

Mary will spend her last days chained in a basement—until she bears the child of a madman the media will call the Indianhead River Killer. 

He will become Pennsylvania’s most prolific serial killer, and he will wreck the lives of the people in Belcorte. Twin Peaks meets The Silence of the Lambs in GATES OF PERDITION, the prequel to MIRRORS OF ANGUISH.

My Thoughts - Story
I felt this was a very complicated book since it was told in so many POV. Once I learned who everyone was and what their story was – it all started to fall into place. Because of this, I felt that each character didn’t have enough “read time” so it was hard to connect with them.



The story itself was twisted and entertaining and I loved how everything twisted around in the end and left you wondering what the hell was going on.


There is something very strange about the girls going missing and the serial killer in this town of PA. So many people in this town may be strangers or friends but the workings of this killer will bring them all together and leave some dead and others never knowing what hit them.


Reason for Reading – Author Request

Story Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Steam Rating – N/A

Angst Rating – 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Writing Rating – 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Content Flow Rating – 3 out of 5 Stars

Told in – Multiple POV

HEA? – N/A

Would Read More from Author? Maybe