Monday, 25 June 2012

Happy Ever After by Matt Shaw

This is the story of Pete and Vanessa. All Peter wants is for Vanessa to love him and for them to live happily ever after. All Vanessa wants is for Peter to un-cuff her and let her go.

This was very dark and quite graphic but was still thoroughly engrossing, and no less enjoyable for it. Told in alternate points of view from Vanessa and Peter, it is actually the second story in a series of three but still stands alone quite well. It was recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad she did! It is unrelenting but fantastic. Peter is slightly demented, no actually he's quite psychotic...and sees the world differently from most people. Vanessa is his hapless victim but she has an inner strength and refuses to give up. Great stuff! I am looking forward to the others now.

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