I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
This novella (approx. 158 pages) is in the extremely gory serial killer genre. A quick read that I read in one sitting since I had to know what the heck was going on here.
Dave once had dreams to be an Olympic runner, but that all came crashing down one day in a tragic accident. Now, he is 35 years old and lives with his mother. Dave is an absolutely abhorrent person, he smokes, drinks, does not have a job, does not do anything around the house and abuses his mother, who takes care of him. That is, until one day when his neighbor goes missing and then his mother. Dave actually decides to do something about it.
For a short story, this has a lot of character building. We get to know Dave and his past extremely well, even though he is now an awful person. When the horror does start, it hits head on. There is not a lot of suspense building, but you are thrown right into the action of tracking down a killer and vivid descriptions of his slaughter. Will these events change Dave? I hope so...
This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.