Horror Fiction Reviews / Ian Woodhead


By Ian Woodhead


Not for the squeamish!


There is a deep, hidden sickness that affects everyone born in the blighted town of Brutality. This evil, this urge to hurt, to torment – to kill, is hidden behind a thin veil of normality, only to be unleashed behind closed doors. A few of the people who moved there sense that there’s something very wrong with this bleak town, but nothing in their imagination could prepare them for the real truth. When a stranger unlocks the town’s dark secret, both visitors and the recent inhabitants now find themselves fighting to stay alive as an orgy of violence, mayhem and murder is unleashed in Brutality! A less intense version of this story was previously published under the title of Rags and Bones.

Content Review

This book comes with a WARNING from the author that reads: “WARNING – This is an extreme horror story intended for mature audiences…” There is more, but you get the idea.  This an apt warning.  The content, language, and descriptions in this book could very easily be too much for some people and this book is not intended for people who are not responsible for their own emotional well being.

The book is named Brutality.  Brutality is the name of the town the book takes place in.  Brutality is also a good overall description of the book.  The story is brutal.

All of this being said, I really enjoyed this book.

This was the first book by Ian Woodhead that I read. I bought the book on a whim, mostly because it showed up in my “recommended” list and I was bored. I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it! The story is fast paced and full of tension, surprises, and brutal horror. The characters are well developed. The ending was a shocker. Brutality is a great read!  I originally bought the kindle version and have since graced my library with the paperback.

Did I mention the brutal horror?

And then, as if Brutality wasn’t enough fun, Ian Woodhead released a series of short stories known as Tales from Brutality.  These include The Shed, Burger, Poisoned, and Dead Girl.  All of them were sick and twisted and wonderful side tales of things happening in Brutality.

And then, he released them all together in one delightful Kindle Pack.

Get it on Amazon US: The Brutality Pack

Get it on Amazon UK: The Brutality Pack


About the Author:  Ian Woodhead

Born in the 60′s, he managed to survive the decades that followed with minimum trauma. He lives in the north of England, the County of West Yorkshire, and is married with four children, four stepchildren and numerous pets.

He has been a writer for over two decades but has only recently decided to make a name for himself, with several novels and multiple short stories available. Ian writes mainly in the horror genre, but sometimes likes to add a helping of Science fiction and romance.


Ian Woodhead on Amazon


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