I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Deadlock by Tim Curran
Published by Darkfuse on May 27, 2014
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Charlie Petty is a man known for having ice water in this veins. He never backs down and is never shaken but unfortunately stirred up into the wrong crowd. As a degenerate gambler, his luck has run out and his debt has now come due.
Charlie is offered a chance to clear his tab: simply stay alone on a ship overnight to prove to its owner and potential crew that it’s not cursed nor haunted. Never mind the ship’s history of suicide, violence, mutiny and murder. Or how the ship’s past crews have gone missing or insane. The fact that no one has set foot on deck in darkness for years doesn’t phase Charlie one bit. It sounds like easy money to bust up a superstition or two.
Charlie thinks his luck is returning. Little does he know it’s about to run out completely.
This was an ARC from NetGalley.
At first glance, it may appear that the author is treading familiar ground in this tale concerning a man forced to spend the night aboard an allegedly haunted freighter. When dealing with the imagination of Tim Curran, appearances can be deceiving. This is no quiet ghost story. It is a mind shattering, sanity shredding tale that unravels with the implacable logic of a nightmare. A sleep stealing excursion into the unexpected, with an ending that will knock you out of your chair and leave you shaking.
Publication Date: May 27, 2014