Synopsis: Clint is a laughable stalker who lives in a hoard with his decaying mother. Stella is his current fascination, but Clint has no idea what kind of woman Stella is. She’s playing a lifelong game and only she knows the rules. Now she’s made a wrong move and finds herself at Clint’s house, victim to his perverse attentions and bizarre behavior. Is it the perfect place to hide from her past or an insane prison from which she may never escape?
Theres a lot of story packed into these 49 pages!
Clint is a creepy little stalker with some severe mommy issues. When he finds that he has become the ‘stalkee’ – he believes it’s true love ❤️ Stella moves right in, bringing a lot of her own baggage with her. Clint’s mom isn’t very happy with the new arrangements, and she doesn’t let him forget it! He’s going to need to buy a lot more energy drinks to deal with this fresh Hell.
Yes, it took me long enough, I know.
I read it as soon as I got it, but – you know how life gets in the way sometimes. I’m still trying to get my life in order from my little ‘forced’ vacation. Life. Work. Stuff.
So. Amazon synopsis is this…
“WARNING: The following book has some scenes which some readers may find distressing. This novel is intended for a mature audience only.”
“Martin Andrews is in a rut. Tired of the daily grind of life as a police officer and with a heavily pregnant wife, he is disillusioned, desperate to give his unborn child a chance in a world in which he has lost all faith.
Little does Andrews know that amid the petty crimes and muggings, robbery and prostitution, a new threat is looming, one which will push Andrews to the very edges of his sanity.
His nemesis is a man without limits. A man with a grand idea for a great work; a masterpiece which will give him the recognition he craves, no matter the cost.”
From the minds of Matt Shaw (Sick B*stards, Happy Ever After, The Cabin) & Michael Bray (Whisper, Funhouse, MEAT) comes ART. Told from the viewpoint of both killer (Shaw) and Detective (Bray), ART is a journey into the darkest, most twisted part of the human psyche.
Two authors. One ending.
I’ve been reading a lot of extreme horror. Books like SIXTY FIVE STIRRUP IRON ROAD and SERIAL, ones that have multiple authors for one story… As much as I love those – I don’t think I was prepared for ART to be (pardon the pun…) the masterpiece that it is!
Matt is at the top of his game writing as our friendly, neighborhood serial killer – Arthur, (just Art – for pals like us). Michael is penning the role of Officer Martin Andrews, the cop who catches Art’s interest, and becomes involved in his ‘game’, and his quest for notoriety.
✽ ✾ Let’s face it – we all know I’m fangirling on an Annie Wilkes level , but remember… I don’t suger-coat these discussions, or bull-shit you guys in any way ✾ ✽
I couldn’t stop reading this.
I’m not sure how the exact writing process goes for stories like this, (different authors have different quirks 😉 and, I know Matt told us on Facebook, but… blonde moment. Sorry.) – Whether they both have ideas and work together daily, or if they email chapters back & forth as they’re written… However it was done this time – these authors worked together perfectly.
It’s suspenseful, it’s gross, it’s emotional. It’s perfect.
It’s SE7EN, if SE7EN were written by Shaw & Bray.
As an added bonus, there is an excerpt from Matt Shaw’s SICK BASTARDS, and from Michael Bray’s SCRATCHERS. Sick Bastards I’ve read, Scratchers in now on my TBR list.
If you’re wondering about any of Matt’s books, check Cover to Cover. For Michael, I’ve only read MEAT, SOMETHING IN THE DARK, DARK CORNERS, and have Scratchers queued up and ready to go, along with Whisper, and I have the Dark Hall Sampler. I’m diggin’ his stuff, I started reading some on advice from those who have never streared me wrong. One note – I was expecting SOMETHING IN THE DARK to be a little worse, as in depravity, but – I’ve been reading some messed up stuff! Give him a whirl! You won’t be disappointed.
I’m really excited about HOT SINATRA, it sounds like those gritty, black & white detective shows… amped up on Red Bull and Adderall.
This homage to the pulp detective is both funny and frenetic, full of oddball characters, wild action, romance and excitement.
Until I can get a review up for you, I found this book trailer on Axel’s Goodreads Page
Moss Cole is a private detective, the kind you thought only existed in old movies and afternoon reruns. He’s smart, talented, sometimes even charming. You’d think he could find a better gig than carrying on his grandfather’s legacy as a ‘Private Dick.’
Cole is out of money, out of ideas, and out of his league. That’s why he’s stuck looking for a stolen Sinatra record… a record that may be just a figment of an old man’s imagination.
Of course, if that were true, Moss wouldn’t have so many people busting down his door.
A vivacious redhead, a foul-mouthed Irish rock star, and a whip-smart little girl only complicate the job, when all Cole wants is a good cup of coffee and some Hot Sinatra.
If only he can stay alive–and in one piece–long enough to find it.
“Scratches the same itch as Raymond Chandler.”
“A Sam Spade novel mixed with a Rat Pack movie.”
“If you dig the quirky characters and wild action of Elmore Leonard, pick up Hot Sinatra!”
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