Intrigued by a chance encounter with a stranger, Melanie begins to drift away from her husband and towards Helena, only to discover that Helena has her own demons, ageless and steeped in blood.
As Richard’s world and Helena’s collide, Melanie mu...more
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Salvage is set on an island near Brisbane, where a couple take their first holiday after a miscarriage. Melanie is the main character and the story primarily follows her continuing journey in coming to terms with the miscarriage, the coldness that has crept into their marriage since, and her husband, Richard's, di...more
Salvage is a novella by Jason Nahrung, published by Twelfth Planet Press.
A seaside gothic, I believe Jason called it, and Salvage does indeed fit that bill.
It’s a mixture of subtle interpersonal horror and romance, though there are moments of vigorous, overt horror as well.
I think it best to come to this tale with as little knowledge as possible. I had guessed some of the overt horror elements before picking it up and while it didn’t ruin my enjoyment I would have liked to have come to...more
I received this book through Goodreads First Reads
Believable characters, crisp and at times evocative prose, with a surprisingly moving ending. Agree with other comments about the difficulty of finding the right label to tag this one. Certainly not Horror in a traditional sense.