I've been a reviewer for a while now and I love discovering new authors. Keith Milstead's recent debut though quite literally blew me away!!!
Yes, it's a short novella and yes, it doesn't last long but Keith packs more punch into a little over 10,000 words than some authors can in 50,000. And that's not all just stuff and bluster!
An intrepid television presenter whose fishing show is in jeopardy from over exposure and over ambitious longevity has one last trick to pull out of his bag. A rarely seen fish located behind enemy lines in a remote part of the middle-east.
And so he sets out for shores unknown, determined to discover and locate the fish that could make or break the last few days of his career and save his show from the dump truck. But just how far is he willing to go and what will be the ultimate cost?
I loved this! It is well written, well thought out and a nod to the monster stories of old that you used to find in Alfred Hitchcock anthologies when you were growing up. I could see this easily being an episode of The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits or Alfred Hitchcock Presents....it is that kind of tale.
The big question though is just how IS Keith Milstead going to top this?
One of the most impressive debuts I have seen, Keith now has big shoes to fill and a lot to live up to but judging from this, I can't wait to see it!