When Sarah Temple left her abusive boyfriend she was hoping to find peace. After moving to a seedy part of town, she finds herself in a building where she knows little about her neighbors, but she has some peace and quiet at last, until, Peter, an egotistical bully, tracks her down. Peter, in an effort to make her jealous, hooks up with her mysterious upstairs neighbor, Angel, and that’s when things start going off the rails. Angel is not just mysterious, she’s deadly, and Sarah gets caught up in her deadly game.
The Bad Box by Harvey Click is a chilling story of a maniacal serial killer and a sadistic abuser who falls under her sway. But, behind both is an even more malevolent force controlling their actions for reasons that border on the supernatural. This is not a story for the faint of heart. It’s bloody and dark, and not recommended reading late at night, unless you want the nightmares that it’s sure to elicit. The action happens at a measured pace, like the beating of a heart that has been torn from someone’s chest, or like the eerie sound of muffled footsteps on a dark stairwell in the middle of the night.
Filled with bodies and body parts, and a dark force that lurks in the shadows, it’ll suck you in and chew you up slowly.