Published by Samhain Publishing on 4.12.16
Genres: Dark Fiction
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Killing gets easier…with practice.
Peter Blades is, in every sense of the word, an ordinary man. Hard worker, father, husband, a man content with small-town life. Except for one small fact—he’s slowly being turned into a ruthless killer.
Compelled by mysterious texts to murder, he’s provided a fiery red Mustang and an ancient sword to carry out an ever-growing hit list. His jerkoff boss is victim number one. You always remember your first.
By the time his sword sings through the air to dispatch a would-be school shooter, taking lives is as easy as breathing. And if the world is going to hell around him, all the better. No one wants to burn alone.
“AO: Marcellus is going to call u into his office at 5. He’s laying u off.” So says the instant message that begins this fast paced, messed up, ultra-violent novella. What fun!
This is a hard story to review without spoilers, but I can say that this is just the first of many mysterious messages and texts Peter receives. At first they just serve to warn him, but then the texts turn into something entirely different-directions that he must follow, no matter the cost.
I had a vague clue as to where this story was going, but the fun here is in reaching the destination. There really is no time to put together a cohesive thought as to what’s going to happen because everything is moving so quickly. Instead, I focused on hanging on for the ride, and what a ride it was!
I highly recommend this novella for those of you that are looking for a quick, gory and violent read with a nice little message at the end. Or is it? I guess you’ll have to read I Kill in Peace to find out!
*Horror After Dark received a free copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. This is it.*