My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Need some time to erm…..digest this! It was horrible. In a highly entertainingly sick kinda way!
So, Cold Calling is a short and not at all sweet story of a psychopathic white-collar employee who basically looses the plot.
God help you if he calls to offer you life insurance and you piss him off.
With elements of American Psycho (the movie I’ve seen, the book is TBR) this book is absolutely gross. It’s sick and twisted and, for me, extremely enjoyable. Does that make me sick and twisted too?! I think not, because I could never write a story like this and the content is shocking. On various occasions I think the author went too far.
The writing style was very British and raw, with countless laugh out loud moments. Even the horrific gore had proper comedy overtones which I enjoyed immensely.
This is not a book for the easily freaked out, or for those of a nervous disposition. It would disgust and appal many readers. This is blood and guts at its very best. Or worst.
Cold Calling ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I am left wondering what will happen to our protagonist.
I’d like to thank the author, Haydn Wilks for my copy in exchange for an honest review.