The Sweet Man

Rated 3.50/5 based on 2 reviews
*Warning - graphic horror*

At the edge of despair, his career in ruins, deserted by his family, Ian takes a job as Santa in a run-down store. He plans vengeance on the happy shoppers and their children and fully expects this Christmas to be his last.

But then he discovers that killing can be fun, and embarks on an entirely new career. Just in time for Easter.

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Fiction » Horror » Crime
Words: 3,420
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476139081
About H K Hillman

You wouldn't think it to look at him, but H.K. Hillman is a Doctor. Not 'the' Doctor, just 'a' Doctor, and not the medical kind. The scientific kind.

This is why writing takes so long. He is obliged to check facts even in fiction. It's in the scientist blood.

Speaking of blood, most of his tales are intended to keep you awake at night, when you're alone in the dark. If this happens to you, please spare a thought for the author who has to think these things up.

Alone. In the dark.

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Reviews

Review by: David Blake on Nov. 18, 2012 :
This story felt a little awkward for me. On the one hand the main protagonist, Ian, is shown to be a sympathetic character, but on the other hand he's behaving quite despicably. As a killer whose motivation stems from despair, a desire for revenge borne out of being hurt too many times rather than madness or genuine evil, I'd have liked the story to have built up more to the 'tipping point' where Ian, having finally had all he can take, caves in mentally. For me, the story didn't really get into the strong emotions that must have been involved, and instead Ian's actions felt far more routine than they should have done.
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Review by: C.J. Schmidt on May 03, 2012 :
Spooky! Like all the things our parents warned us about, going from one highly commercialized holiday to the next with the worst possible boogie man! Scary sad read. Well written.
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