After seeing a report on the disappearance of kayakers in the bayou, Phoenix Bones bravely goes in search of the monster that killed them.
I love Phoenix Bones and I am so happy to read another of his adventures. This short story is to whet the appetite before the second monster hunter book is released later this year.
Aicher is great at comedy. I’m still chucking over Bones’s yellow sandwiches. Phoenix’s attempts to venture into the bayou are hilarious, and I love how he didn’t let death and dismemberment keep him from pursuing the monster.
However, the author knows to ramp up the tension when it’s needed. Phoenix’s confrontation with the titular blob is as exciting and gruesome (and humorous) as you could hope it to be.
The only thing keeping this from being the perfect short (apart from its length – I want more!) is the denouement. It’s clever and foreshadowed, but it is a little too tv land to satisfy me. The last scene in the story is creepy good though.
I award Blob in the Bayou…
Blob in the Bayou is available for 99c ebook and $5.99 print book on Amazon.
Thank you to the author for giving me an ARC and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.