Author – C.J. Sutton
C.J. Sutton is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a Masters in journalism and creative writing and supports the value of study through correspondence. His fictional writing delves into the unpredictability of the human mind and the fears that drive us.
As a professional writer C. J. Sutton has worked within the hustle and bustle of newsrooms, the competitive offices of advertising and the trenches of marketing. But his interest in creating new characters and worlds has seen a move into fiction, which has always pleaded for complete attention. Dortmund Hibernate was his debut novel, released by Crooked Cat Books on July 18. It is available now – Dortmund Hibernate
His new novel, This Strange Hell, will be released on March 15.
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Publisher – Crooked Cat Books
Pages – 369
The Blurb –
A suited man runs from a burning tower in Melbourne as bodies rain down upon him.
Before the city’s millions can compose, he boards a train into the countryside. Hiding his identity and changing his appearance, the man finds his way to Sulley Ridge, a lawless town in the heart of the harsh Victorian outback.
The following day, a burned man wakes up in a hospital bed. Surging with rage, he speaks a name. Within an hour, the suited man’s face is across every screen in the country. It’s the greatest manhunt Australia has ever seen.
But as he tries to camouflage in Sulley Ridge, he soon realises the town has its own problems. Under the iron fist of a violent leader, the locals are trapped within slow and torturous decay…
As we learn more about the night of the burning tower, the connection between the suited man and the burned man threatens to leave a trail of destruction across the state.
Here is the story of a man on the run from his past, as the line between sanity and evil is danced upon.
Here is the tale of This Strange Hell.
Today is my stop on the This Strange Hell blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to read and review.
My thoughts – This a really gritty read, not for the faint hearted.
The book starts as ‘The Man’ leaves a burning building and starts on his journey to flee Melbourne and escape to a new life, leaving hundreds of people dead or burned.
Little does he know that he is about to walk into the definition of hell. Sulley Ridge is nothing like he imagined it to be, the quiet outback village is being run by a group of thugs.
He is now the prime suspect of the arson attack in Melbourne and on the run, he has no choice but to stay hidden in the outback. How will he survive in this lawless town, join the thugs and rule the town with the threat of murder, rape and violence or throw his lot in with the locals and seek revenge for all those they have already lost?
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