Publisher: Close-Up Books
Deep in the Australian bush, something dark is stirring.
When wildlife ranger, Lisa Thomas, finds a pile of animal entrails on her doorstep she's disturbed, but nothing can prepare her for the sudden spate of deaths that follow.
On top of this, her abusive ex has returned to town, and her father's health is deteriorating fast. As Lisa's life spins out of control, a giant white kangaroo appears with a dire warning.
Yet the mysterious kangaroo is impossible to track down and the more Lisa searches the more she's sure an even greater threat lurks in the wilderness...
I kind of enjoyed the way the albino kangaroo was integrated into the urban story. We didn't know what it was, or why it was doing what it did. It had my full attention whenever it showed up. There is horror, but I didn't find it to be a constant theme. There's some good action near the end when she faces off against it.
The description is good, but I felt there was almost too much needless information. I knew how much Lisa paid for lunch, ate for lunch, what she cleaned up, and details regarding her plants. In small doses this would be fine, but it happened quite a bit. Maybe for others they'll find it draws them into Lisa's daily life, making her seem more real, but for me I found that it was impeding the story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
He's the author of six poetry collections and five novels and was poetry editor for Page Seventeen from issues 8-10. He also moderates online renku group Issa’s Snail.
Ashley teaches English, Media and Music Production, has played in a metal band, worked in an art gallery and slaved away at music retail. Aside from reading and writing, Ashley loves volleyball and Studio Ghibli – and Magnum PI, easily one of the greatest television shows ever made.
See poetry at www.ashleycapes.com and fiction at www.cityofmasks.com