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Addiction is an affliction.

As you crave you endure sweats, irritations, sleepless nights. Your life suffers, your job suffers… your family suffer.

But you need it, you HAVE to have your fix.

Joe O'Hara is having a bad morning, and it's just about to get worse.

A random road traffic accident sends him on the path to addiction. Crack is the only thing that can give him
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Kindle Edition, 374 pages
Published June 1st 2018 by Dammaged Productions
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Brad Tierney
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Crack Pipe, Crack Rock, Crack Head 💀

Sweet fat baby! This story... I wasn't prepared for the level of depravity and horror that this McCluskey fella decided to hit me with. I went into it all chest puffed up and tough guy, but came out a sniveling little worm, mouth open and feeling quite violated. It was AWESOME! I've never smoked any Crack like this Crack, and I don't want too. No way. Just say no, drugs are bad enough, but McCluskey teaches you a lesson in Crack addiction that you will never,
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Lisa Lee
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most brutal and disturbing things I have ever read and I kept trying to run away from it. Several times I found myself scared to find out what was going to happen next. McCluskey’s combination of unpredictability and ominous foreshadowing creates a consuming tension and building dread.

CRACK is listed as psychological horror, which it most certainly is, however, the brutality and graphic content pushes the envelope into the realm of extreme horror as well. Additionally, the edg
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Natalie
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read and another you will find hard to put down. Fantastically written and such a out there concept. The way that one accident can change a mans life so much and such a different way to show addiction, not your normal drink or drugs. DE McCluskey is defiantly an up and coming writer to keep an eye out for. He will go far.
Susan
This wasn’t the book I was expecting. It’s firmly in the Horror genre but parts of it read like snuff porn. I was expecting more psychological thriller and less sexual violence over all. The book does open with a scene that portends what the rest of the story will be like; had this not been a for-review book, I would have put it down there. It’s just not my cup of tea.

The main character, Joe, snapped at some point prior to where this story starts. Life pushed him too hard and he couldn’t take it
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Michelle Whitham (curled_up_with_a_good_book)
This is a totally dark and gruesome psychological horror!

Joe is on his way home from work one day when he's involved in a traffic accident......something that will change his life forever.  The change in him is dramatic.  Once a loving and caring family man, the trauma of the accident turns him in to a sick and twisted monster.....who will do anything to get his next fix.  Although his needs start off small, they spiral out of control - until he's at the point where he can't face it anymore.  Bu
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Yvonne Davies
Joe O’Hara was a normal family guy. Working the night shift as a security guard, all he wanted to do was to provide for his family. That was until he was involved on a fatal accident with a biker, then all he wanted to was to feed his addiction.
As you are reading this story, you are following Joe as he struggles to come to terms with the accident. Unable to sleep and the images playing through his mind, most people would go and see a counsellor and talk through his issues , Joe has an usual way
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Melanie Lewis
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am so glad I no longer drive. It's obviously become a seriously dangerous and profoundly moving experience in the dozen or so years since I gave up my licence. Poor Joe, you didn't get the feeling he was living his best life before the accident. After the accident, boy oh boy, things got very bad, very quickly. I think it says more about me when I sobbed more about the dog than anything or anyone else. I can't hear any sound even similar to 'CRACK' now without the hairs on the back of my neck ...more
Carol Butler
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
The main character in this book is Joe O'Hara and he's just finished his night shift and not only tired and wanting to get home to bed but on his way home things just got worse, and he gets involved in a road traffic accident a collision with a biker and all he could hear was the crack as the bones and skull crushed to smithereens and decapitated the head from the body. Somehow the more he thinks about what he heard the more addicted he became and soon was orchestrating his own decapitations jus ...more
Hannah
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book. Firstly I should say I'm extremely desenitised, and this book, it's something else. It's gory, but not just gory for the sake of it, it progresses the story well, so that's my warning out of the way.
I LOVED THIS BOOK!! so I'm not doing spoilers, that drive me insane, but I will say this, the author has the rare gift to be able to write well and also spin a good yarn, ( trust me they are two different skills ) The characters are so three dimensional and you feel l
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Catherine Cavendish
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read most of this in one sitting. The author is a gifted storyteller, painting the character of a normal guy-gone-horribly-wrong so effectively that at no point did I disbelieve. It all starts so credibly, with a hellish freak accident where the main character's car kills a motorcyclist who had lost control of his vehicle. There was nothing Joe could do, but in what he did, his life changes forever - unfortunately so do the lives of his future victims. An original and relatively new voice in h ...more
James Harper
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing read. It had a bit of everything I like in a book.
A bit of extreme with gore mixed with a dose of reality.
The book follows the main character Joe and his life after being in a brutal car accident.
Doctors and medications was not enough to help him cope.
He seeks out ways of his own to ease his troubled mind, and it soon becomes a addiction that spirals quickly out of control. The more he gives into it the more he needs to get any peace.
This book was a roller coaster and I felt
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C.M. Rutherford
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Joe O'hara is involved in a traffic accident that will forever change his life. Something dark and sinister is awoken inside. Now to keep any sense of normalcy he must feed the demented cravings in his mind. This is not for the faint of heart. Follow the main character as he devolves into homicidal madness. The story is dark and disturbing but well written and keeps the pages turning. Fans of horror will enjoy this book.
Joanne Barrell
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not usually my preferred book genre, but must say I genuinely really enjoyed this. Unexpected ending...couldn't decide if I was rooting for the main character to recover or couldn't stand him and wanted him to get his taste of karma.

Currently reading the next book by this author and thoroughly enjoying it 😁
helen Leigh
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant dark and twisted story. It gripped from the start and is very well written with relatable, engaging characters and an original, imaginative plot. Its the first McCluskey book I've read but won't be the last. Very addictive as the name suggests!
Chris Draper
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great (and shocking!) plot that surprises all the way to the end.
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