Jeff Strand

Toby was just a boy the first time he saw the creature in the woods. His parents convinced the terrified child it was only his imagination. The next time Toby saw the creature he was a lonely, unhappy teenager without friends.

But the creature would be his friend. It would be there when Toby needed someone to talk to. And it would take care of the bullies who wouldn’t leave Toby alone. After all, the creature needed to eat.

And during their macabre, decades-long friendship, there will be other meals…

Dweller book cover

This, to my surprise, was actually a most enjoyable read. Not that I’m saying that strand can’t write of course, but I didn’t expect to get as much out of the work as I did, going on genre and synopsis. Don’t judge a book by its cover, and all that.

There’s a lot you could read into Dweller, psychologically speaking, and although Toby is so clearly scarred and wounded and mentally a bit weird, there’s a lot going for him, too. I’m finishing this, then clicking through to Amazon to buy Pressure.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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