By William Holloway
A Daring Extreme Horror Novel
Something has awakened on Grove Island. Something that, even in sleep, has held Elton Township in its black embrace. Something old, wise and patient. Something that walked the ancient forests and howled beneath black skies. Kenny McCord had a good life – his own slice of the American Dream. But all of that is over, so he is heading home to the small town he left behind so many years ago. However, Kenny is not the only son that has returned to Elton Township. His childhood friend, and worst enemy, has come back to settle old scores and, quite literally, raise a little hell.
Warning: This book contains extreme horror content. The brutal and graphic nature of some of the content may not sit well with some people. Unfortunately, the publisher did not tag this as extreme horror and some people have found themselves reading things they did not want to read. If you are not an aficionado of Extreme Horror, you may be too shocked by some of the content to fully appreciate the depth and flow of the story.
Of course, I love me some extreme horror fiction!
Lucky’s Girl begins strong with subtle indications of the extreme content to come, good action, and solid character building. The story builds from there. The tension builds from there. The graphic content and description progresses from there. The story becomes more horrific page after page. This is not a light read. It requires attention and thought. It evokes sympathetic and empathetic emotional response for some characters and revulsion towards others. It will leave you wanting a shower and a comforting beverage. Maybe an hour of cartoons to soothe the brain.
The story alternates between perspectives like a good story does. This does necessitate a certain amount of repetition. It is not flawless, but it is well done. Some of the shifts are awkward, but the overall tempo of the story is really good.
Without giving away anything, I will say that the story takes some familiar basic concepts and combines them into a unique and horrific tale. A strong element of psychological horror blends with shocking graphic horror and spirals down into the depraved and the frightening. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
This is a very daring piece that I highly recommend.
But this is Extreme Horror. Be sure you are up for it before you partake.
Print Length: 370 pages
Publication Date September 11,2014
Horror – Extreme Horror
Buy it on Amazon: Lucky’s Girl
This book is available in Kindle and Paperback. I have paperback. It is shelf worthy.
About the Author: William Holloway
William Holloway is a horror novelist from the Great State of Texas. His first novella, aptly titled Death in Texas, was written in 1998 and correctly presaged the zombie apocalypse hysteria that swept the zeitgeist of the 2000’s. It has since been lost to time, but rumors of it’s existence abound.
More than a decade later he put pen to paper and began his cosmic horror series, titled The Singularity Cycle. The first novel was titled The Immortal Body and was self published in 2012. Not many people read it, but those that did saw something unseen in cosmic horror…
The Immortal Body, and it’s follow up, titled Song of the Death God, have been acquired by British Horror Maven Graeme Reynold’s Horrific Tales Publishing along with his standalone novel entitled Lucky’s Girl.