Reviews of Dark Fiction

Misfits by Hunter Shea

The opening scene from this book is not one soon to be forgotten!

The story quickly moves on from there though, and leaves the reader wondering what bearing it has on the main story. A brutal rape occurs in the small town of Milbury, CT. and so begins this tale of revenge, rumors and more brutality in the form of truth. Marnie survives the rape and beating; saved by her group of friends. Once she admits what happened and who did it, the group join together to avenge her. It’s all downhill from there. Will their group be able to put right what happened to Marnie? You’ll have to read this to find out!

MISFITS is not what I expected from Hunter Shea. To be honest, I was thinking about some kind of weird monsters. The way this tale twisted is so much fun for the reader, I’m not going to say exactly who the villains were. I’ll just say once you find out, it’s terribly difficult to pull yourself away from this book.

It did take a big longer than normal for the action to get going here, but I think that’s because we needed a bit of background on the characters. Also, it’s a weird thing, but I didn’t really connect with any of the characters here except for Mick. He was a bit of a loner, and a misfit, (the whole group was really), but most of the others had some type of outside support. Mick was truly alone.

Overall, this was a fast and fun read, which is typical of Hunter Shea. I had a great time with MISFITS and if this sounds up your alley, you will likely have a great time as well!


*Thanks to Flame Tree Press, NetGalley and the author for the e-ARC in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!*

Hunter Shea
Flame Tree Press

During the height of the 90s grunge era, five high school friends living on the fringe are driven to the breaking point. When one of their friends is brutally raped by a drunk townie, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Deep in the woods of Milbury, Connecticut, there lives the legend of the Melon Heads, a race of creatures that shun human interaction and prey on those who dare to wander down Dracula Drive. Maybe this night, one band of misfits can help the other. Or maybe some legends are meant to be feared for a reason. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

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