What You Eat
While snow blankets the isolated Swiss valley surrounding his estate, the guests feast eagerly, challenging one another to guess at the secret tastes plated before them.
Meat Is Murder
As they eat, each guest is overtaken by carnal appetites, unaware of their host’s savage plans…or of the creature lurking below.
One thing is clear: There is more on the menu than any of them have bargained for. – Goodreads.com
When I began reading Consumption, I knew the author had to be somewhat of a ‘foodie’ but, I guarantee you, some of these ingredients you’ll never see on the TV show, Chopped. This dark short story isn’t for those with weak stomachs.
What begins as an exclusive invitation to experience a decadent twelve course gourmet tasting menu prepared by a famous, reclusive chef quickly spirals into an evening of horror beyond anything the guests could have imagined. The aftereffects of these courses were both repulsive and fascinating and made the food challenges on Survivor look like children eating ice cream on a sunny afternoon in the park. From the book description, it was pretty obvious something like this would happen, but I had no idea where the story would lead me after that and it was an intriguing concept.
Hicks takes the reader to some twisted, nightmarish places and if you’re a horror fan with a strong constitution, add Consumption to your reading list – you won’t regret it.
This review is based on a digital copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.