FALLEN SOLDIER by Rich Hawkins
From the author of THE LAST PLAGUE, FALLEN SOLDIER is a (long) short story about Joseph, a young soldier who returns home after serving 4 years on the Front, battling the horror of the trenches, where he is unable to save his men from war and disease. On his return to the ancestral home Joseph is greeted by horrors unimaginable.
This time will he be able to do anything about it?
Joseph is a man who has survived the trauma of World War 1, only to come home and find his mother chained to the wall in the cellar. Joseph’s comfortable world – the one he has return to after escaping the horrors of the war – is turned upside down.
FALLEN SOLDIER is bleak, traditional horror. It’s tight, fast paced and well-written, a pleasure to read. I’m looking forward to more fiction by Rich Hawkins. (Jack Bantry)