Author Dale Brendan Hyde, who has experienced the rough side of life, has created a spine-chilling debut novel with THE INK RUN – not for the fainthearted…
“It’s so peaceful in the night
But outside creeping is a fright
Too scared to see who’s there
Young Otiss does not care
A village vigilante by the moon
By day he waits n quietly fumes
If you go on the list
Then just too bad
He must hate you like his dad
If you’re a friend then relax your safe
But for the others the raft awaits ..“
Otiss is an abused child, physically and mentally tortured for years in the home by his sadistic parents. His father Stan plots an elaborate alibi enabling him to set up the boy for the murder of his own mother. A trial of sorts, hanging on the basis of a defence of automatism (murder when sleepwalking) sees a detainment to the Faberon institution for the criminal insane. In this cloudy pond where the staff are every bit as dangerous and disturbed as the patients young Otiss is placed on a wing funded as a trial by the Government which uses methods from centuries past to cure madness.
Eventually released a decade later as an even more tortured soul, he sets up The Village Eye pub as a front to his real nocturnal activities of being a vigilante. Warning beatings on the scum of the village soon become tiresome as he reaches new limits of retribution. Still traumatised from youth, will he find the courage to finally confront Stan? You cannot truly escape your blood lines DNA as fatal mistakes see a familiar face from the institution reveal that our main protagonist has not been the only one keeping the vigil and upping the ante.
“a riveting read, it delivers a chilling tale in which you can relate to and feel for the characters involved”
Amazon Customer Review by Rory Ed Everett
About the Author
Dale Brendan Hyde was born in Salford in 1974 and has lived most of his life in the City of Wakefield West Yorkshire. A troubled life throughout his teens crescendoed in a lengthy prison sentence for robbery. Upon release, a mixture of attending college to retake failed schooling and continued trouble with the police until a university place seemingly became the catalyst to a more determined path of making his occupation that of a writer. He published his first poetry book by Route at the Yorkshire Art circus for the TS Elliot prize. Contributions to other writers books followed and magazine articles on his passion for bare knuckle boxing reveal his extensive repertoire in his writing styles. Trouble free now for over a decade, the author feels his debut novel finally shows the true depth of his talent.
|Publisher||WarCryPress UK, 1 Dec. 2016|