10 January 2017

Black Canyon


By Jeremy Bates

Print Length 82 pages
Publisher Ghillinnein Books (10th Feb 2015)

📕My Review

Black Canyon is a really good short story. The characterisation is excellent and I had no inkling of what was to come.

The story revolves around a dysfunctional family of three; mum, dad and 12 year old son Brian, on a camping trip to Colorado. The family set out on a hike to the bottom of a canyon but events take a sinister turn when an accident occurs. Brian remains with his injured father while his mother goes in search of help. Meanwhile, there's something in the bushes watching Brian and his dad...

Black Canyon is a quick and easy read. It left me thinking I'd experienced something really good; a bit like eating smoked salmon when you'd been expecting fish fingers.

Barnsey's Books Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Box of Bones

📗The Blurb

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado boasts one of the most beautiful and deepest canyons in the United States. For twelve-year-old Brian Garrett, a weekend camping trip in the park promises to be an opportunity to bond with his aloof parents. But after his father suffers a horrible accident during a hike to the chasm's floor, events spiral quickly out of control, and over the next twenty-four hours Brian will uncover a terrifying dark side to his father--and an even darker side to himself.

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