Flesh by Dylan J. Morgan is one of my favorite stories in the whole world. The mix of scary monster and death, and dysfuntional residents is brilliant. If you haven’t read Flesh yet, you really should.
In the small town of Vacant where hunters are abound Sheriff Andrew Keller and the rest of Vacant are about to find themselves in the middle of a nightmare. Well, a bigger nightmare. The sheriff is a drunk, the deputies not only drink and do drugs they also make drugs and sell them. The mayor is power hungry and allows this as long as the sheriff and deputies get him voted another year.
Andrew does his job then drinks his way into oblivion daily. Deputies Brady and Manning are power hungry, Manning more so. He’s always plotting his next move.
When mutilated bodies begin appearing in Vacant, the a bigger nightmare starts. The townsfolk try to keep it hush hush so they don’t scare away the hunters. They believe a bear is attacking and eating people.
The Mayor and the Reverend, and the other townsfolk agree to feed the bear, far from town. Andrew, Brady, Manning, and Matt (the reverend’s son who assists Andrew) “find” bait. Their bait are outsiders, who happen to cross paths with Manning, and Brady. Andrew and Matt are left to clean up after the feeding
Two women come into town, not by choice, their car broke down. The presence of this mother-daughter duo makes everything worse. Brady and Manning plan on attacking them and having their way with them, then leaving them as bait.
Andrew happens to meet the mother, and we find out she is the reason he’s been drinking for the past 16 years. What will he do to keep the love of his life and his daughter safe?
I’m not giving anything away, but this book is so good I’ve read it three times already.
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