Black Machetes by Ryan K. Howard
Pure evil and innocent hope collide to make Ryan K. Howard’s debut a controversial and addictively edgy book.
For Benjamin Wilder, it was just another day in the life of a twelve-year-old boy…
– Waking up with a fresh black-eye, compliments of the Rabid Dog: CHECK
– Taking care of his drunken mother before school: CHECK
– Risking life-and-limb to sneak out for a sleepover (and getting caught): CHECK
– Witnessing two psychopaths commit unspeakable acts of human horror: CHECK
– Running for his life and assuming a new identity in the process: CHECK
– Living happily ever after: YEAH, NOT EXACTLY
Black Machetes is a powerful, page-turning gritty thriller that is at times both shocking and endearing. Written with a cinematic tone that reads like a movie, Ryan K. Howard paints a painfully intimate portrait of a world framed by abuse, tragedy, and inhibited love.
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Horror