Bacon Double Cheesemurder

Rated 3.67/5 based on 3 reviews
A long lonely drive at night. A sinister roadside cafe. And a cheeseburger that comes with more than just fries... More
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Words: 4,970
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301565450
About David Blake

David Blake was born in the northwest of England in 1970 and grew up on a diet of Marvel comics, 2000 AD and television sci-fi. He has been writing for as long as he can remember and remains an avid reader. His other interests include travelling, vintage British television programmes, vintage cinema, football, eating toast and even having the occasional drink.

If David Blake has reviewed your work on Smashwords, please do not take any criticism to heart. He tries to be unbiased and constructive, and will only award 5 stars to the absolute best works, which will be rare.

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Review by: Jeff McDargh on Jan. 16, 2014 :
Great story. I did see the outcome, but I think I knew that going in and I still enjoyed the ride. Odd, is the story setting in America or the UK? Other than the use of the words gormless, tyres it could be set in America.
Thanks for the read and love the cover.
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Review by: Rob Wilkins on May 09, 2013 :
I enjoyed this story a lot. It's well written, easy to read and compelling from the start. The similarities to a number of popular and classic horror movies do make the story and its eventual conclusion feel familiar, but that doesn't really detract from it greatly -- the story is still good, and the ending entirely fitting.

The familiarity, if anything, simply gives it the feel of reading a short horror film -- and just like many typical horror movies, you see what's going on and where it's going long before the lead character does. That lends the tale a sense of jeopardy that works well, as while you already know several ways the story may end, you'll want to keep reading to find out which ending is the one that the author chose to win out.

Overall, it's the writing that stood out for me. It's concise, clear, and doesn't labour over its points or stumble with repetition. So while the story was familiar, the writing was fresh and appealing. I'm looking forward to reading more by him.
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Review by: Michael Carter on May 03, 2013 :
This is an enjoyable little horror tale; a young woman stops for gas at a burger-joint on a lonely bit of highway and gets more than she bargained for. There is a sense of unease early on in the story, and David Blake builds on it, with the reader perhaps knowing what is going on before the protagonist Rochelle does. It reads well, is impeccably written [i've probably spelled impeccably wrong], is easy to read, and seems shorter than its length. I also liked how the author had handled the ending, and there are some very good visuals painted in the words. Very good, well worth a read for horror/serial killer fans.

A bit of criticism; I thought it was all a bit familiar, similar to dozens of movies or serial killer novels. The characters were very well drawn but were stereotypes. It might have been more interesting for the family inside the burger-joint to have seemed normal and bright and helpful; it was all a bit expected. It may be a typical example of the sub-genre, the lonely-highway murderer, but it is a particularly well-done typical example.

Not forgetting the excellent, striking title.
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