In a Dark Wood

In a Dark Wood

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by Josh Lanyon
     
 
In a dark, dark wood there was a dark, dark house...

Camping in the Jersey Pine Barrens may literally turn out to be a first date from hell for travel writer Tim and the cute cop who persuades him to revisit a past that Tim has done his best to forget.

Overview

In a dark, dark wood there was a dark, dark house...

Camping in the Jersey Pine Barrens may literally turn out to be a first date from hell for travel writer Tim and the cute cop who persuades him to revisit a past that Tim has done his best to forget.

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What I love about Lanyon is here in spades – sympathetic characters and sharp storytelling. Both men are flawed, and there is no easy answer for the romance, making it feel that much more genuine.
MM Fiction Reviews
'In A Dark Wood' by Josh Lanyon is the reason to the buy this anthology in my opinion. The pacing was great, the characters were wonderfully, beautifully flawed, and the storyline was creepy enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. Often times when I read novellas, I come away feeling dissatisfied at the lack of depth to the developing relationship. This is one of those anthology contributions that I consider very rare indeed. Lanyon managed to deliver enough punch, emotions, and action in a
Rainbow Reviews
In a Dark Wood needs to be singled out for special praise. The comedic one liners which Lanyon has employed so successfully in his other works are here, as is a chilling ‘on the edge of your seat’ scene that wouldn’t disgrace Stephen King in its gory detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013360662
Publisher:
Just Joshin
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
38
Sales rank:
344,988
File size:
116 KB

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Meet the Author

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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In a Dark Wood 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
Technically, I read In a Dark Wood as part of his short stories vol 1 collection In Sunshine and In Shadow but since I read The Parting Glass before finishing the collection, I thought it only fitting to post the reviews together.  Once I finish the collection, I will do a review for that too. Tim and Luke completely blew me away and In A Dark Wood is perfect for this time of year.  The plot is straight out of a cheesy 1980s horror film but the writing is nothing short of 1940s Hollywood classic.  The only complaint I would have is it's brevity.  But then it was pointed out to me that The Parting Glass is a sequel with all the life and romantic drama that there wasn't time for in Dark Wood.  Once again, we see Tim and Luke coming face to face about 2+ years following DW.  Things didn't exactly go smoothly for the pair in the months after the Forester case and now when fate finds them standing in the same ticket line 2 years later, how will they react?  Only Josh Lanyon can pack so much emotion and "wow-ness" into roughly 110 pages combined. 
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