Monday, May 19, 2014
Reaping the Dark - by Gary McMahon -
A solid opening line, "Magic, like nature, will always find a way."
A crime story with a supernatural twist, in the hands of a skilled writer, results in an entertaining novella, beginning to end.
Reaping the Dark finds Clarke, a getaway driver known in the criminal world as Driver Z, the recipient of a large sum of money as the result of a heist that didn't quite go as expected.
The next morning the TV news put it this way, "Three men were killed last night in what seems to be a gangland shooting incident. Police suspect that a drug raid took place in the early hours of the morning. The bodies were found in a building that once served as a Masonic Lodge and became infamous for meetings of the Victorian society The Order of the Darkened Veil--a band of prominent figures who practiced the occult. One man is said to have escaped the scene on foot. There were no witnesses..."
Clarke decides to take advantage of his good fortune and getaway himself with his pregnant girlfriend and that's when things go terribly wrong. There are expected twists and others you just don't see coming.
Anyone can cobble words together and make up a story, but it takes talent to breath life into those words. Gary McMahon is such a writer.
Reaping the Dark is another great story in Darkfuse Publications novella series, available beginning May 20th through Amazon.com. Plus, if you're a member of Amazon Prime you can borrow it for FREE through the Kindle Owner's Lending Library.
If you've a lover of dark fiction, I can certainly recommend Reaping the Dark.