Sunday, July 12, 2015
Mr. Kill-Me, by David Dean
With this story by my SleuthSayers blogmate David Dean, it seems unnecessary to ask: where did you get your idea? Anyone who has ever had a close call on the road will probably think they can guess.
Larry is a real estate agent in a shore town. One day he backs his BMW out of a driveway and almost hits a man on a bicycle; a strange homeless-looking guy with angry eyes and a weird smile. The biker disappears before Larry can confront him.
A few days later, driving down the road, the biker pulls out in front of him again, seeming to demand to be run over.
What the hell is going on? Is Larry imaging things? Is someone plotting against him? If so, what the hell is the purpose?
I should say I saw the end pages before it arrived, but it's a hell of a tale, and worth the trip.