WATER FOR DROWNING by Ray Cluley, narrated by RJ Bayley

Water for Drowning - Ray Cluley, John Bayley

Who doesn't love a good mermaid story?

 

Josh is the lead singer in a band, so attracting women is usually not a problem for him. One night a beautiful young woman named Genna makes a request of the band, and before you know it, Josh and Genna are a couple. Genna has some strange habits, (namely an obsession with mermaids), but despite that Josh begins to fall for her. What happens next? You'll have to read this to find out!

 

I won this on audio from This Is Horror by entering a Twitter giveaway. I actually bought this book back on Halloween day in 2014, (*hanging my head in shame*), I just haven't had the time to read it. Now, I'm actually glad though, because I really dug the voicing and the accent of the narrator RJ Bayley.

 

Not gonna lie, the main character is pretty much a jerk throughout most of this tale, but the fact that he actually fell for Genna turned me around. The denouement was haunting and left the reader to deal with their own feelings about the outcome. I will be wondering about Genna and the mermaids for some time to come, I think. 

 

A second story was included, SHARK, SHARK which was twisty and funny,  but I think WATER FOR DROWNING stole the show. 

 

I highly recommend this novella length book, especially the audio version!

 

Get your copy here: WATER FOR DROWNING

 

*Thanks to This is Horror for the free audio download with no strings attached! I voluntarily chose to honestly review it. *