Monday, 5 May 2014

Deadlift by Craig Saunders

This is the story of David Lowe, a weightlifter and giant of a man. He suspects his wife of an affair so he hires a hitman who is an expert in explosives, to blow up the lift that his wife is in with her suspected lover. After the initial explosion he has a change of heart and now he is holding onto the lift by one cable, with a man holding a gun to his head. Add am insane serial killer into the mix and it goes horribly wrong very, very quickly...

This was a most unusual story. On the face of it, it looks like a weightlifting story, but it isn't. It is much more than that, it is a horror story and a love story (sort of!). On the horror side, there were definitely a few gut wrenching moments. The pace belted along, flipping between past and present until it came to it's unexpected ending. The essence of the story was great and the characters were fleshed out. I have read Craig's work before, but this is his debut for DarkFuse. What a debut, is all I can say!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Kim, for the read and the review both - appreciate it. :)