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Wild Girls

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Jessie and Dens are roomies in a small southern town who like movies, drinking, glittery stickers...and an occasional killing spree. Authorities are baffled by the murders until one novice reporter, Noelle Marks, starts to put the clues together. But will Noelle live long enough to reveal the terrible truth she's uncovered? A new novella from multiple Bram Stoker Award-win ...more
Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Published 2012
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Mar 06, 2015 Bandit rated it really liked it
Wow, book that actually lives up to its name. Wasn't sure what to think of it at first, but it really draws the reader in. Sort of like a bastard child of Ed Lee and Jack Ketchum, with Lee's predilection for dirty south, white trash and rape and Ketchum's unique ability to convey emotions and danger in a evocatively succinct manner. And female serial killers and rapists. Epic. Definitely not suitable for the timid readership. Absolutely brutal wild ride indeed. Highly recommended.
Ms. Nikki
I was touched.
I was tainted.
Men I then hated.

With blade of steel
and force of will.

Follow me,
into the fields,
to find out what my body yields.

With blade of steel
and force of will.

I kill...

by Nikki

2.5 Stars

While the story definitely kept me interested, the writing and plot were overly simple. It was fun. It was quick. Don't analyze it too much or you might start seeing big holes and situations that were unbelievable. Will try something else by this author to see is this is a common trope with her r
Rebecca Besser
Apr 26, 2015 Rebecca Besser rated it liked it
Lisa Morton violently violates taboo and shocks the reader with the darkness humans can possess.

Men are showing up dead…and violated. No one has any idea who is committing the murders or why.

A reporter defies what local officials think and throws out the idea that maybe women are committing the horrendous acts; it is rejected.

More murders occur and it spins law officials and the murders closer together until everything becomes clear and others become collateral damage.

While the book is well writ
Feb 26, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, 2012
The “wild girls” mentioned in this novella’s title are Jessie and Dens. Jessie has had a rough life growing up and Dens has decided to take her in and try to help her out. Little did Dens know that when she offered Jessie a place to stay for the night that her life was going to change so much. That’s just what happens, though, as Jessie seeks out the ultimate revenge on her father, and men in general.

As a seasoned fan of Morton’s work, the contents of this book were not at all what I was expecti
Jaime Jeffrey
Jul 11, 2013 Jaime Jeffrey rated it really liked it
I'm giving this short story 4.5 stars, not just 4. 1st, let me say, if this story was 10 pages longer, I would've given it 5 stars. This story purged me of the last 2 books I read, w/ namby-pamby, whinin, female characters. That's actually y I decided to read it. I'd read the description & knew what it was about. I NEEDED to read a story, where the female characters were aggressive. They weren't just aggressive, they where broken, crazy, violent & mad as hell. I identified w/ these chara ...more
Thom (T.E.)
Nov 27, 2012 Thom (T.E.) rated it it was ok
Hit-and-miss--but, I'm sorry to say, mostly miss. The psychology of the characters needed more attention which instead went in two directions: blow-by-blow descriptions of protracted violence; and flat descriptions of men who are either active rapists or just too lazy to indulge. The pas-de-deux between the savage protagonists seemed to get cut short multiple times to pander to the demands of pacing to maintain a regular flow of gore. Most disappointing is the lowest-common-denominator portrait ...more
Sep 18, 2012 Geoff rated it really liked it
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Frank Errington
May 07, 2013 Frank Errington rated it it was amazing
Jessie and Dens are roommates, actually much more than that, but probably not the "much more" you may be thinking.

For the most part, the men in Wild Girls are not very nice, and get what they have coming. Sorry guys.

I really liked Lisa Morton's novella which has some particularly gruesome murders and takes a few nice twists along the way.

Not for children or the faint of heart, but if you like your horror down and dirty, I think you might really enjoy Wild Girls.

Originally published in Kindle fo
Oct 07, 2013 Eero rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, free-ebook
Another Kindle freebie. Cartoonish slasher-flick ultraviolence turned up to eleven. The characterization is the opposite of subtle: rapist cavemen and drunk angry rape survivors bent on revenge. And one kid who likes to read books, which his father and brother consider gay. The fight scenes are so over the top that they turn farcical: I find it hard to believe that a man who has been stabbed in the gut and had one of his thumbs hacked off would be more interested in trying to rape his opponent t ...more
Mar 12, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it
This is an absolutely crazy short story about 2 roommates who are actually serial killer girls. They think they are making the world a better place by eliminating "bad men".
It's a bit graphic in description, but overall a fun, short read for those who like "revenge" type stuff such as the movie "I Spit On Your Grave". It could have been a full-length novel if the author wanted it to be, but sometimes these types of story are better and more entertaining as a short story you can read in a few ho
Wayne Simmons
Apr 18, 2012 Wayne Simmons rated it it was amazing
Lisa Morton offers a excellent twist on the slasher genre with this femme fatale shocker. Her writing style is very much Richard Laymon meets Christa Faust: she writes economically, using short sharp paragraphing and a dialogue-driven approach. Her action scenes and kills are not only vivid and cinematic, but also highly original.

I had a real feel of watching 80s slasher horror while reading this.

Probably my book of the year thus far.
Jan 04, 2014 Wayne's rated it it was ok
Thelma and Louise on steroids, and as serial killers. Its fun but I am a little mystified by the ending.
Greg Chapman
Jul 03, 2012 Greg Chapman rated it it was amazing
Violent, unassuming, seedy, and most of all entertaining! Lisa Morton does it again!
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Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of horror fiction, and Halloween expert. She is a winner of both the Black Quill and Bram Stoker Awards, and her short stories have appeared in more than 50 books and magazines. Her first novel, THE CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES, was released by Gray Friar Press in 2010, and her first collection, MONSTERS OF L.A., was published by Bad Moon Books in October 2011. She i ...more
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