Goth girl, Kayley Sands, is one of them.
After a night out in Manchester, Kayley wakes to find herself strapped to a bed in a damp, dingy basement. Her captor is insane, his intentions unclear.
Now, facing the demons from her past could be the only way to ensure a future…
The Girl in the Basement is a fast-paced thriller from the bestselling author of Flu and Plastic Jesus.
An engrossing, dark and disturbing thriller in the form of a short story. Wayne Simmons, author of Plastic Jesus and Flu amongst other books, tells the story of Kayley, kidnapped after falling asleep on the bus. She is subsequently locked in a basement, the captive of a psychopath who is unpredictable, unstable and completely terrifying.
The story starts with a prologue which in itself, although short, is utterly disturbing and gripping. We then are introduced to Kayley Sand’s, a “Goth” girl, tattoos and piercings adorn her body, she also conveys the rebellious don’t give a shit attitude. Sitting on the bus, after a gig, she slips into sleep and awakens in a nightmare. Her mysterious and psychotic abductor and his acts of physical and mental abuse soon start to arouse memories from Kayley’s dark past. The revelations and conclusion to the story are both shocking and brilliant leaving the reader both astounded and disturbed.
Well written, vividly descriptive and intense scenes, a compelling plot that kept me interested, turning the pages yet afraid of what I might experience. My first introduction to the works of Wayne Simmons, it will definitely not be the last.
About the author
Wayne’s work has since been published in the UK, Austria, Germany, Spain, Turkey and North America. His bestselling zombie novel, FLU, was serialised by Sirius XM’s Book Radio.
He’s a regular contributor to Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine and co-hosts extreme metal show, Doom N’ Gloom. He has his own podcast, HACK, and co-produces the Scardiff Horror Expo.
Wayne currently lives in Wales with his ghoulfiend and a Jack Russel terrier called Dita.
Look out for Wayne at various genre, music and tattoo events.
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