Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Under the Scotch Broom by Allison M. Dickson



The opening line is smirk worthy! and from then on in the story is excellent.

The seemingly Plague infected Elvis, who knows everyone and possibly everything, has a proposition for the Doc. 

The research Doc who just happens to have a potential cure for all germs/elixir of immortality inoculation; I read horror, I know where this is going, maybe....

As Ms Dickson reveals her characters and the back, and ongoing, story she delighted me with her descriptions of Elvis falling to pieces.

As slowly the plot thickens speeding towards the conclusion, I was sure I knew which way this was going to end....nope! and its a brilliant one at that!

Allison M. Dickson is always a superb read, her talent in the manipulation of words to conjure up all sorts of images is excellent. 

Her imagination and ability to share those thoughts result in some real scares,  none of them overly beyond belief, such is her attention to detail and explanation.

As with all of AMD's stories she allows you in to her thought process at the end with a little comment - a really lovely, personal touch.