Friday, August 15, 2014

Release Day Review! Lifeline by Kit Power

Frank is in trouble.

Not the "Best call the wife" sort of trouble. Not the "How on Earth did I manage that?" sort of trouble. Not even the "I hope to God no one ever finds out about this" sort. Frank would kill for that kind of trouble right now. But it's not Frank who's making that call.

Someone else is. And that someone else is Trouble like Frank has never known.

And now, Frank is discovering that in a survival situation, hope can be as much of a liability as despair.

Title: Lifeline

Author: Kit Power

Genres: Horror

Publication Date: August 16, 2014 
On his way home Frank is abducted. Not gently with Chloroform and a padded van. Nope, he is abducted violently and painfully. The stranger, as it turns out, has always wanted to torture someone to death. It must be Frank's lucky day.
I read this in one sitting, and let me tell you something. I didn't breath deeply once during this entire read. It would be too painful, and I felt Frank's pain every step of the way. 

I have never rooted for a character so adamantly before. I didn't really get a sense of who Frank truly was at first, which normally would be a negative for me. But, in this case, it didn't matter. I felt myself getting to know him with every thought and action he took - or decided not to take.

Lifeline was one hell of a read, and not only was I unable to breath normally, I was incredibly anxious. I just couldn't relax while I was reading. The things that sick f@#$ker has in mind for Frank makes my skin crawl. I'll be looking over my shoulder - especially at night - until this story leaves my head ... if it ever does.

If you're looking for a super creepy, leave-the-lights-on-all-night kind of read, then Lifeline is for you.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Kit Power lives in Milton Keynes, England, and insists he's fine with that. His short fiction has been published by Burnt Offering Books and MonkeyKettle Books, and his debut e-novella The Loving Husband and the Faithful Wife (plus short story The Debt) was published by Black Beacon Books in January 2014. E-novella Lifeline, a thematic sequel to those tales, will be released on August 16, and his debut novel (currently called The God Issue, but that may well change), is due out in Autumn 2014. To stay up to date, check out his Amazon author page. Those of you who enjoy near-professional levels of prevarication are invited to peruse his blog.

He is also the lead singer and chief lyricist for legendary rock band The Disciples of Gonzo, who have thus far managed to avoid world-conquering fame and fortune, though it's clearly only a matter of time. They lurk online.

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