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Fiend

Posted: December 1, 2016 in Fiction
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fiend

4-stars

Fiend by Peter Stenson

Synopsis:

When Chase Daniels first sees the little girl in umbrella socks tearing open the Rottweiler, he’s not too concerned. As a longtime meth addict, he’s no stranger to horrifying, drug-fueled hallucinations.
But as he and his fellow junkies soon discover, the little girl is no illusion. The end of the world really has arrived.
The funny thing is, Chase’s life was over long before the apocalypse got here, his existence already reduced to a stinking basement apartment and a filthy mattress and an endless grind of buying and selling and using. He’s lied and cheated and stolen and broken his parents’ hearts a thousand times. And he threw away his only shot at sobriety a long time ago, when he chose the embrace of the drug over the woman he still loves.
And if your life’s already shattered beyond any normal hopes of redemption…well, maybe the end of the world is an opportunity. Maybe it’s a last chance for Chase to hit restart and become the man he once dreamed of being. Soon he’s fighting to reconnect with his lost love and dreaming of becoming her hero among civilization’s ruins.
But is salvation just another pipe dream?

Review:

This book is a gritty Breaking Bad meets Walking Dead.

It is extremely well written and very dark and dirty.

The story can be slow in some parts and a little depressing but it is very original.  I believe I read this one within 2 days.  Who knew a taboo drug would be a life saver.

It’s not that the meth has been glamorized in this book but it definitely feels like it is it’s own character.  It has a place in this world and with these characters.

I am not quiet sure how I feel about the ending.  On one hand, I didn’t see it coming and that is always a good surprise and on the other, how could he do that?!

There’s a 50 % chance that I’d re-read this book but probably not until years later.

There is quiet a bit of language and sex.  I would definitely recommend this to adults!