Hello, fellow readers! Today I’m bringing you a new audiobook review! If you like your horror with a bit of humor, Dead End Drive may be for you!
TW: Death, Body Horror, Graphic Description of Murder, Homophobia, Mild Sexual Content
Dead End Drive begins with the death of Agatha Benedict, Lady of the Benedict Estate in Louisiana. Her adopted son, Kelly, is set to inherit everything, but nobody told him how things really work at the Benedict Estate. The ‘Will reading’ is the beginning of a free-for-all murder party, with the estate going to the survivor.
I enjoyed the plot and learning how many of the characters ended up at Benedict Estate. Agatha Benedict seemed to have a menagerie of broken individuals. Those who end up at Benedict Estate have not thrived in the world.
Trying to figure out who was actually in on the game and who could be trusted was difficult. Alliances could easily be broken. I found myself wondering how many times a “will reading” had taken place. How many bodies are hidden on the property? And what does it cost to clean-up after a “will reading?” I would love a history of the Benedict Estate!
My least favorite part of the book had to be the continuous descriptions of a body burning. As soon as I would be able to forget, it would come up again. It felt unnecessary – and gross.
Kieran Regan did a good job of bringing the story to life. Each character had a different voice and it was easy to distinguish one from the other. Alex’s voice was very grating, but also my favorite.
Part And Then There Were None and part Clue, Dead End Drive is a thrilling read.
I received a copy of this audiobook for free via NetGalley and am leaving this review voluntarily.