Thank you to the author for the copy of this book to review.Right first of all, if you are faint of heart or have a nervous disposition I would probably not read this novella- although you will be missing out if you don't. It took me under two hours to complete, that was how enthralled I was. Incidentally, reading this novel AND going to see Elysium at the cinema on the same day is probably not conducive to your health. Elysium has exploding people...this novel has exploding lives....So, Macon, marathon runner, father, tattoo artist, goes for what should be a simple run, and ends up entangled in a nightmare....his wife, behind him, won't escape either...Doesnt sound like much when I give you that little blurb does it? Determinedly though I'm not going to tell you anything else because the true genius of this book is that its so unexpected. It is horrifying. Family pitted against family...Mother against Mother....how far would YOU go to protect your children? In a funny kind of way it had a whole Star Wars thing going ....the light versus the dark side....neither giving up, both determined to come out on top. And characterisation is key - Lyric, oh Lyric, broke my heart...and hey this really is a horror story at heart and yet it has real gut wrenching emotion as well. Don't see that too often...This is a powerful story mostly because you really have no idea where its going....Mark Matthews has a very particular turn of phrase and the ability to keep you guessing, and to have you on the edge of your seat as you wonder who will ultimately triumph...A real page turning Good v Evil tale of terror. Loved it.Happy Reading Folks!