Thurner certainly knows how to prolong the suspense. The reader has no idea what direction Thurner will take Evi. Evi is very carefully revealed, almost in slow motion, you know there is a very dark sinister element lurking and when it is unveiled we wonder why Marco didn’t listen to his intuition. Morbid, sick, absolutely disturbing, Evi is a certifiable lunatic. A woman seeking more than pent up revenge as Marco is putty in her hands, innocent to her intent and his fate.
A very dark, disturbing read. Careful who you mistreat in your youth, it could come back to more than haunt you. Fabulous ending. Great characterization. A very short novella with a potent punch.
*Scenes involving animals are rather disturbing, a few crude references, a caution to those sensitive.
Enjoyable series. Currently Psycho Thrill has 5 titles available for the German import, see below for information:
Throughout high school, Evelyn professed her love for Marco, but he wanted nothing to do with the girl everyone despised. Evi’s hobbies were just too weird. She collected all sorts of weird things, like insects, carefully pinning them to cardboard, or capturing them in glass jars for display. Evi was the laughing stock of her class. Twenty years, later, however, Evelyn seduces Marco at the high school reunion, and they begin a sultry affair. Marco isn’t sure if it’s love, but he doesn’t care: the sex is the best he’s ever had. But for Evi, it’s more than just a fling. Because if there is one thing she loves more than anything, it’s her precious collections.
— PSYCHO THRILL is a series of horror novellas – from classic ghost story to psychological thriller and dark fantasy. Each of the novellas was first published in German and has now been published for the first time in English. Among the writers are popular German authors, as well as newcomers to the scene. Each story is self-contained.
Kindle Edition, 62 pages
Published October 3rd 2014 by Bastei Entertainment