All monsters have their origins....
On a lonely stretch of deserted Texas highway, Will Longmire breaks down. But he's not alone.
In the dead of night, Innis Blake hits someone, or something, with her car. The figure shouldn't be getting up. But it is.
An unstoppable force is after Will and Innis. And before the night is over, both strangers will know the face of cruelty.
Forgiveness is only a few miles down the road, but safety is nowhere in sight.
This is the end....
Holy crap! Wtf, did I just listen to? There was literally a sh*t-ton of crazy in this one.
The nasty beasties in Cruelty (1-5) are back for more blood soaked fun in A Final Act of Cruelty. Episodes 6-10 focuses on the origins of the monsters that are tearing down the town around them along with everything and everybody that gets in their way.
I was mesmerized with the back story of how all of this carnage began. The characters were superbly drawn, the tension level was turned up to eleven, and the narrator absolutely nailed the tone and pacing throughout. Edward Lorn has some serious horror chops and he really shows them off here. The complete Cruelty (Episodes 1-10) weighs it at over 600 pages of nasty goodness. Edward has definitely succeeded in creating a very unique and massive tome of small town bloody horror.
Solid 4.5 Stars for the entire work as a whole. I think I shall round this bad boy up to 5, because I don't think I have read a work that made me think "holy sh*t" roughly once every few pages. Edward, you are a deranged individual. Well done, sir.
*I was provided an audio copy of this work from the author. I already owned the hardcover and e-book editions of the book and when the opportunity arose to get the audio, I jumped all over it and his is my honest review.