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Wranglestone by @DarrenRCharlton

By Pamelascott

In a post-apocalyptic America, a community survives in a national park, surrounded by water that keeps the Dead at bay. But when winter comes, there's nothing to stop them from crossing the ice.

Then homebody Peter puts the camp in danger by naively allowing a stranger to come ashore and he's forced to leave the community of Wranglestone. Now he must help rancher Cooper, the boy he's always watched from afar, herd the Dead from their shores before the lake freezes over.

But as love blossoms, a dark discovery reveals the sanctuary's secret past. One that forces the pair to question everything they've ever known.


Peter was born into a world of unwelcome visitors.- 1


(Stripe Publishing, 6 February 2020, paperback, 384 pages, bought from @bookshop_org_UK)



I enjoyed this book a lot. I love post-apocalyptic fiction and horror fiction so Wranglestone combined two of my favourite genres with a little queer romance thrown in for good measure. There are some sweet moments in this book between Peter and Cooper but the book is very dark as Peter puts everyone in danger because he's too trusting. His actions are stupid as he should know better. It gets very dark towards the end as Peter and Cooper unearth shocking secrets about their new world. The book is also very well written, full of immersive descriptions. I enjoyed this a lot.

Wranglestone @DarrenRCharlton

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