Reviews of Dark Fiction

True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik

TRUE CRIME was a brutal novella which, to my mind, was about the cycle of violence that abuse engenders within families, and which then ripples outward to the world.

Being a novella, every single word counts and Ms. Kolesnik masterfully used those words to impact the reader.

Recommended to those who can stomach severe abuse, (though most appears off-screen), so to speak.

*I bought this novella with my hard earned cash.*

**Originally published on my old blog 4.1.2020.**

True Crime Book Cover True Crime
Samantha Kolesnik
Dark Fiction, Psychological Horror
Grindhouse Press

Suzy and her brother, Lim, live with their abusive mother in a town where the stars don’t shine at night. Once the abuse becomes too much to handle, the two siblings embark on a sordid cross-country murder spree beginning with their mom. As the murder tally rises, Suzy’s mental state spirals into irredeemable madness.

"A debut with the power of a nuclear bomb. Ranks alongside Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door and J. F. Gonzalez's Survivor." -- Brian Keene, author of The Rising

"... could easily become one of the most talked about novels of 2020." -- Waylon Jordan,

"I’ve taken in a lot of rather dark literature over the years, but I can unequivocally say True Crime is the most disturbing book I’ve ever read." -- Jeremy Dick,

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