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My first introduction to the works of Wayne Simmons, it will definitely not be the last.
on 28 July 2014
An engrossing, dark and disturbing thriller in the form of a short story. Wayne Simmons, author of Plastic Jesus and Flu amongst other books, tells the story of Kayley, kidnapped after falling asleep on the bus. She is subsequently locked in a basement, the captive of a psychopath who is unpredictable, unstable and completely terrifying.
The story starts with a prologue which in itself, although short, is utterly disturbing and gripping. We then are introduced to Kayley Sand's, a "Goth" girl, tattoos and piercings adorn her body, she also conveys the rebellious don't give a s*** attitude. Sitting on the bus, after a gig, she slips into sleep and awakens in a nightmare. Her mysterious and psychotic abductor and his acts of physical and mental abuse soon start to arouse memories from Kayley's dark past. The revelations and conclusion to the story are both shocking and brilliant leaving the reader both astounded and disturbed.
Well written, vividly descriptive and intense scenes, a compelling plot that kept me interested, turning the pages yet afraid of what I might experience. My first introduction to the works of Wayne Simmons, it will definitely not be the last.