The Review: More of a teaser for the forthcoming novel ‘Under’ rather than a standalone short story, this is a delightfully dark piece, proving that scary works best when the horrors are hinted at instead of revealed outright.
The mixing of tenses, jarring initially, adds to the state of confusion and unease. The scenes inside and outside the Tube carriage play out so vividly that the reader is left with no choice but to read on with dread.
Possibly David Wailing’s most readable work to date, this is an excellent introduction to the following novel, for which I anticipate even higher praise.
The Verdict: A gripping claustrophobic teaser.
Signal Failure is free to download from Amazon and other eBook outlets.
Read more about this exciting project on author David Wailing's website.