September 11th, 2019

andrew potter

Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Birthday Presents by Dianne Hartsock

Birthday Presents

"This isn’t an easy story to read because of its content but it is a compelling one. I’d described it as a rollercoaster of emotion and action that never lets up. The characters are interesting, their reaction to their ordeal felt very real, and the settings are very easy to visualise. I thought the story gave a well written picture of the mindset of a very disturbed individual."

For Tracey, life has become a nightmare. Kidnapped from a nightclub in Boulder, Colorado, brutalized and raped by the killer known as Crimson, he's held captive alongside Kyle, a young man Crimson keeps chained to his bed and is slowly torturing to death. Though Tracey manages to escape with Kyle's help, he is forced to leave Kyle behind.Gene has never stopped looking for his brother Kyle, abducted from a nightclub seven months previously. The case breaks open when Tracey comes forward, claiming to have knowledge of the whereabouts of Crimson's hideout.A manhunt begins, but Crimson's birthday has come and gone, and he will kill again.WARNING: Birthday Presents contains explicit content, graphic violence, graphic sexual violence and non-consensual sex, torture, murder, and scenes of dubious consent..

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