Length: 134 Pages
Publisher: KJK Publishing
Release date: July 17th 2017
What would you do if someone demanded you write the best story of your life, to be judged online? That your life depended on it.
Four well-known authors receive an email telling them they are responsible for a suicide. Their antagonist makes it clear she is out for revenge and they have no option but to comply. Their task is to post the best story they can imagine online and await judgement. Filled with guilt, anxiety, and even a few murderous tendencies, each writer weaves their tale and hopes for the best. It’ll be the competition of their lives. Who’s story will win? Will anyone survive?
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review
When I was asked to consider reading and reviewing You Only Get One Shot my first impression was that it sounded like it an old school horror movie. So, my decision was easy and I said heck yeah. The premise was a straight forward horror concept that held a lot of potential. Anonymous person contacts four writers and tells them to write a story good enough to allow them to live, cool premise in my opinion, so let the craziness begin.
The four characters were drastically different and so were their stories. For the most part, I didn’t find their individual stories as interesting as the book itself. A few of the characters were predictable and others shockingly sick. The real fun came when they were all brought together for judgement. The main character who remained anonymous throughout the book was on a personal vendetta. She was a real twisted lady, and a good villain in all aspects. In the end, You Only Get One Shot had a very fitting and unexpected twist leaving me happy as I read the last page.
Kevin J Kennedy, Biography-
Kevin J Kennedy is an author/editor from Scotland. He is the co-author of You Only Get One Shot, and the man behind the best-selling Collected Horror Shorts anthologies and 100 Word Horrors. His stories have featured in many other notable anthologies in the horror genre and he has recently become a guest editor for several publishers. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.
He lives in a small town in Lanarkshire, with his wife, step daughter and his two little cats, Carlito and Ariel.
Keep up to date with new releases or contact Kevin through his website