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Welcome to The Gut
Maria Costa was doing just fine working as a private investigator: digging up dirt on the husbands of rich wives and getting drunk in the time between. That was before a new case pulled her back to The Gut, a dark ghetto she'd avoided since she quit being a cop.
On the surface it looks like The Gut has changed — the body count has dropped, and the politicians are calling it a renaissance. But Maria's ex-partner, Kieran Hynes, suspects there's a sinister reality to the improvements: prostitutes and drug dealers are going missing, falling off the face of the earth.
Can Maria and Kieran stop the ancient evil threatening life in their entire city?
“Brad Dunne's "The Gut" is extraordinary. The dark ghetto, "The Gut" is brought to life by the well crafted details describing the town, the cultural heritage and given meaning by the character's in the story. The struggles between Townies and Merfie's is well crafted and written in such a way the struggles represented could speak to a multitude of people on any level. I highly recommend this dark, gritty and sinister novel." -- Paul Carberry, bestselling author of Zombies on the Rock.
“Brad Dunne’s first novel is a literary masterpiece. His ability to craft pure terror and suspense is brilliantly fused with heartbreaking emotion and real life feelings leaves the reader turning the page all the way to the end. Brad Dunne is a new, exciting voice in both the horror genre and Newfoundland fiction.”
— Paul Carberry, bestselling author of Zombies on the Rock
“The perfect mix of suspense and literary storytelling, Werewolves as metaphor for the original sins of Newfoundland & Labrador make this book the best in its class ,”
— Matthew LeDrew, author of Coral Beach Casefiles and Xander Drew.
“Dunne grabs you by the scruff of the neck in the opening scene and makes you watch as he takes a knife to his characters and peels them like an onion. When he’s done, every dark desire and hidden flaw is exposed and you’re left with nothing but tears in your eyes and an ache in your chest. It is a tale that is switches between time and location as the sins and choices of the past affect those in the here and now. Well researched, and well written, I highly recommend.”
— Peter J Foote, bestselling author of Boulders Over the Bermuda Triangle
Brad Dunne is a freelance writer and editor from St. John’s, Newfoundland. He began his writing career as an intern at The Walrus magazine and has published journalism and essays in publications such as Maisonneuve, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and Herizons. His short fiction has been featured in In/Words, Acta Victoriana, and The Cuffer Anthology.
His debut novel, After Dark Vapours, was released in October to positive response. He maintains a blog at braddunne.ca
He’s also active on twitter (@braddunne1796) and instagram (@yoloflaherty).