I bought this as part of the Dark Shorts Trilogy by the same author. It was actually the first one I read, and the nature of it led me on to read the other two.
Firstly, it is very well written. The style is pacey and engrossing, with a literary slant. Although it's a cliche, I found it hard to put down and did read it in one go until late at night.
As I said in the title, it is disturbing - there is strong imagery in there which some people might find horrifying - however it is not a gorefest, definitely more in the psychological thriller genre. It was certainly thought-provoking and uncomfortable. I did find myself thinking about it for a few days after which is a good sign in my book.
All in all, highly recommended, and I look forward to reading more from J.D. Hughes soon.