Aug 5, 2015

Gristle & Bone by Duncan Ralston {Review}

Release Date: July 12, 2015
Publisher: Forsaken; 239 pages

Short and novella-length dark fiction from the twisted imagination of Duncan Ralston.

After doctors tell her she can't be pregnant, Candace learns that not every child is a gift.

Disgraced soldier Dean Vogel returns to his hometown and confronts the bullies, and a horrifying event, from his past.

A reporter uncovers what really happened to the latest internet sensation, a troubled girl who disappeared on camera.

Gonzo pornographers learn a brutal lesson following a tragedy they inadvertently caused when life imitated "art."

Anti-social conspiracy theorist Mason Adler’s life is turned upside-down when he begins receiving eerily personal and prophetic spam that could be heralding the Apocalypse.

A couple discovers the secret of a tourist town's prosperity may lie in its sinfully delicious cuisine.

When successful restaurant owners Jim and Leanne Taymor confess to a grisly series of small town murders, their neighbor learns the gruesome truth that led them to kill. In Knee High, Nebraska, someone–or something–has been stalking household pets in the dead of night… but would they rather be hunting us?

I have to be in the right mood to read any type of horror stories. They aren't usually my type of thing, but when I am in the mood, these short stories sure hit that sweet spot. This book is a collection of seven. I decided to read these short stories because they sounded good and creepy and when I started reading them, I wasn't disappointed.

The first story, was for me the creepiest of them all. Starting out reading it, I wasn't prepared for the, I guess for lack of a better word, abruptness of the language, but it just made it that more believable. It was rude or anything, just not what I am accustomed to reading. And I do believe by having a child myself, it makes this story even more creppy.

If you are looking for something new and different in the horror genre, Gristle & Bone will shock you. And you will not be disappointed!

Author Bio
Duncan Ralston was born in Toronto, and spent his teens in a small town. As a “grown-up,” Duncan
lives with his girlfriend and their dog in Toronto, where he writes about the things that frighten and
disturb him. In addition to his twisted short stories found in GRISTLE & BONE and THE BLACK ROOM MANUSCRIPTS, his debut novel, SALVAGE, will haunt various booksellers in the fall, 2015.



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