A Life to Waste by Andrew Lennon

February 18, 2018 - 11:56 am No Comments

A Life to Waste by Andrew Lennon
Published by Grand Mal Press on 26th November 2013
147 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Having read some of this author’s short stories, I knew what to expect when I picked this to read.
After an accident killed his dreams Dave spent his days drinking and smoking weed whilst watching horror films. A waste of space who expected his mom to do everything. After people in his neighbourhood and family start going missing, and the only clue is blood, Dave surprises everyone.
A slow start whilst you learn all about Dave and the reasons behind his lifestyle, but as soon after the 1st incident the pace picked up making you want to carry on reading and with 147 pages you can read it in one sitting. The scenes in the warehouse were subtle and whilst horrific, left the reader to use their imagination to the destructive ways the killer worked. I will just say that his artwork was not for the faint hearted.
My only complaint was there was not much known about the killer, and if there is not already I would enjoy reading a book just on the killer as I would be interested to see how he ticked. A quick read that for a couple of hours will have you cringing with some of the scenes.

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