Charlie Petty is a man known for having ice water in this veins. He never backs down and is never shaken but unfortunately stirred up into the wrong crowd. As a degenerate gambler, his luck has run out and his debt has now come due. Charlie is offered a chance to clear his tab: simply stay alone... show more
Charlie Petty is a man known for having ice water in this veins. He never backs down and is never shaken but unfortunately stirred up into the wrong crowd. As a degenerate gambler, his luck has run out and his debt has now come due.
Charlie is offered a chance to clear his tab: simply stay alone on a ship overnight to prove to its owner and potential crew that it's not cursed nor haunted. Never mind the ship's history of suicide, violence, mutiny and murder. Or how the ship's past crews have gone missing or insane. The fact that no one has set foot on deck in darkness for years doesn't phase Charlie one bit. It sounds like easy money to bust up a superstition or two.
Charlie thinks his luck is returning. Little does he know it's about to run out completely.
Publish date: May 27th 2014
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
Once again, Tim Curran proves what a master he is with suspense and horror. He quickly sets the stage with a creepy atmosphere - a supposedly haunted ship - and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book. I won't give any of the plot away but this isn't your same old book about a h...
Deadlock is a fairly simple story plot wise, Charlie Petty is a man renowned for having steel in his veins, so when the opportunity to wipe out his debts by spending a night on a so-called haunted ship is offered, he just can’t say no. This is the perfect blueprint to creating a suspense fuelled sto...
Charlie has some major gambling debt. It is time to pay up. One night alone, on a ghost ship. Debt forgiven. Easy.Curran amps up the suspense in this one as Charlie quickly learns that relieving his debt may not be as easy as he thought, and the things he does not believe in, certainly believe in hi...
(I beta read this novella back in January and I have been thinking about it ever since. I originally rated it 4.5 stars, but after constantly thinking about it, I raised my rating to a full 5 stars.) This novella was excellent! One man. One ship. One night. Seems easy enough right? But this ...
Tim Curran and the guys at DarkFuse have done it again, putting forth another absolutely stellar piece of horror with Deadlock. In terms of tone and subject matter it's definitely closer to Curran's recentNightcrawlers than to the earlier Worm, but it takes things to a next level with its intensity....