Dunraven Roadby Caroline Barnard-Smith
In the sleepy backwater of Dunraven Road, a group of hedonistic friends are trapped in a deadly prison of their own making. When Zach, their enigmatic leader, brings his long term plans to fruition and paves the way for a sadistic vampire cult, their fragile world begins to break apart. Fuelled by dangerous passions and an insatiable craving for 'red', the group must decide whether to succumb to the sweet lure of the abyss, or stand and fight for their very survival.
- Immanion Press
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- 0.57(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
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A group of young adults are in awe of their leader, Zach. When he buys an old church, everyone congregates there for the large parties that he throws. Among the group are Kristy, Zach's girlfriend; Justin, his best friend; and Sapphire, Justin's girlfriend and Zach's secret romance. Zach has introduced the local citizens to a drug called Red. It satisfies everyone and their need for it grows. Little does Zach or the rest of them know what's really in the liquid they eagerly devour. Zach also introduces them into worshiping the dark goddess Lilitu. Secretly, Zach wants to become a vampire, and he's assured that his worshiping will grant him his wish. Enter mysterious Gwyneth and Dylan. Sapphire doesn't trust them, and when she begins to have disturbing visions from the Red, her distrust grows. Sapphire is befriended by another addict, Paul, and together the two will end up determined to end the cavorting that has been building behind the closed doors of the church. DUNRAVEN ROAD was a surprisingly good read. It is a more dark and sinister vampire story than usually encountered. The story moves quickly, building to an unexpected ending. Ms. Barnard-Smith crafts a story that makes you either like or dislike each of the characters for their flaws and personality. Dylan was one of those characters that you wanted to dislike from the beginning, but I think overall he was my favorite. On the other hand, Zach was someone that I couldn't feel any sympathy or regret for. Overall, DUNRAVEN ROAD was an enjoyable way to curl up and pass the evening. Although, granted, it's not one I'd want to read on a dark night, alone!