Thursday, 13 November 2014

The Sleeping Dead by Richard Farren Barber

This is the story of Jackson. He is intent on leaving his dead end job and goes for an interview in a prestigious company. During the interview one of the directors begins to act strangely, and as Jackson is leaving the building afterwards, he witnesses the director throwing himself out of a top floor window. This is the first of a spate of suicides that rocks the city, and as Jackson tries to find his girlfriend he comes across another survivor. Together they must get to the bottom of whats going on, whilst trying to ignore the voices in his head telling him he is better off dead....

This was an interesting idea and a great story. I was hooked from the first page and the pace belted along and carried me right to the end. Although the bulk of the story was just two characters, they worked well together and reeled me in. The horror was subtle, and that made the story all the more creepy. Rather than out and out gore, most of it was psychological and that made it worse! This was another great addition to the DarkFuse library.

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