Well wasn’t that something
Well dang, pretty sure I have never been so “fooled” by a story. The was this shifts gears is surprising af, oh and then another quick wtf! And man is that ending gonna stay with you! Todd Love, this was great! Added bonus, the fact that it takes place in a El Camino, major cool points!
I have to skip a summary on this one. There is such a shocking twist, and I don’t want to spoil anything. You think you know how things will play out and that’s when it hits you. Great creepy setup! Another fabulous job by Love cramming so much gore and detail into a short story. Love is one of my one-click authors. I recommend all his work even the shorts. They all pack a punch.
Gives New Meaning To The Word Fresh
Usually I would tell a little bit about the story in my reviews, but for this one I feel it is best to go in completely blind. Love talks in his author’s notes afterward about how he wanted readers to believe the story was going in one direction before he blindsides you with a sucker punch, completely changing what you thought you were reading. Well, he pulled that off flawlessly. Hints and references were dangled in my face and I ignored them, thinking nothing of them. I continued on believing in the story Love wanted me to think I was reading, then BAM! I was hit with a freaking brick of a twist. Read the heck out of this, it’s a prime example of Todd Love’s talent of writing twists.
What A Ride...
Told from Mike's point of view, the reader is drawn into thinking the story is going to go a certain way, but as you'll know if you've ever read Todd's work, he is the King of the Twist!! It starts off dark, yet serene, then heads down a disturbing and sinister route. With a steady tense build-up, and very descriptive imagery, this is a quick, yet tense and bloody read with a gratifying ending. Todd always makes sure you get a jam-packed story, that never disappoints!