In a Dark Wood by Josh Lanyon

71u4EQnqORL._SL1280_Title: In A Dark Wood

Series: Part of Arresting Developments anthology, has a sequel also: The Parting Glass

Author: Josh Lanyon

Genre: Murder/Mystery

Length: Short Story (37 pages)

Publisher: JustJoshin (January 28th, 2011)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:
♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: (Part of Arresting Developments anthology)

In a dark, dark wood there was a dark, dark house…

Camping in the Jersey Pine Barrens may literally turn out to be a first date from hell for travel writer Tim and the cute cop who persuades him to revisit a past that Tim has done his best to forget.

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Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: I like how this short story flashes around in time, and while it’s a horror story about a serial killer in the woods, it’s also about darker, scarier things like alcoholism and codependency. And oh yes, a very harsh first date between detective Luke O’Brien and Tim the travel writer. There is plenty of action, suspense, and viable characters. One of the very reasons Lanyon is among my favorite authors is this added layer to his characters, they are flawed, they are believable, and there is always some bit of dark undertone to them. Great read, short, dark and a bit gritty…be sure to add The Parting Glass to your list, it fits this book tongue in groove.

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