Another great novella by the fantastic and master of disgusting descriptions, Mark Towse. I have yet to be disappointed by anything he's written, and I will continue to read whatever he puts out.
Towse seems to have a penchant for writing disgusting things about elderly people, not sure why, but I love it. This novella had a slight comedic tone to it, yet it was also scary in the atmospheric sense. In this story, a group of elderly people are on a a bus trip to see some glow worms in a cave. Along the way, things start to go terrible wrong, and they must choose to fight or die.
Making the book center around a little girl and a group of elderly people lends it a sense of vulnerability and also resilience. The little coastal town they are heading to descends into carnage and chaos and at first, we're not sure why or what's going on. We see people of all kinds just turning on each other with no explanation or reasoning. It becomes a matter of survival in the purest sense.
I really enjoyed this story. At the end of the book is a short story called Watch Me Fly about a man who decides he's going to be a superhero in the town he lives in. Unfortunately, things do not go the way he hopes and well, let's just say, it doesn't end well.