Threats by Amelia Gray

★★★½☆
Threats
A Novel by Amelia Gray
2012 / 278 Pages

David’s wife, Franny, has just died very unexpectedly, and he is (understandably) feeling overwhelmed and confused.  As he enters the viscous, unforgiving world of grief, the police begin searching for clues that will shed some light on Franny’s untimely and bizarre death.  In the meantime, David keeps finding little slips of paper tucked into strange places of his home (in a bag of sugar, behind a peeling corner of wallpaper) upon which are printed disturbing “threats.”  One of the more troublesome threats reads:

IN THAT HALF SECOND WHEN YOU REACHED FOR THE DOOR, I CAME UP BESIDE YOU, DRILLED A HOLE IN YOUR HEEL,  AND ATTACHED A TUBE THROUGH WHICH I AM CURRENTLY COLLECTING YOUR BONE MARROW.  IT IS GOING INTO A BAG.  I AM GOING TO SELL IT.  (p. 169)

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