My Pretties by Jeff Strand
English | 2019 | Horror | ePUB | 272 Kb
My Pretties : A serial kidnapper is preying upon women. He abducts them, then locks them in one of the cages dangling from the ceiling in a soundproofed basement. There, he sits quietly and just watches them, returning night after night, hoping he’ll be in the room at the moment his beautiful captives finally starve to death.
Charlene and Gertie have become fast friends at the restaurant where they work. But Charlene is concerned when she hears how her co-worker spends her evenings: Gertie’s cousin is one of the missing, and Gertie wanders the city streets where many of the abductions took place, using herself as bait with a high-voltage stun gun in her pocket. Charlene reluctantly offers to trail her in a car, just in case she does lure the kidnapper and things go wrong.
Unfortunately, the women find themselves the source of unwanted fame. And now they’re on the radar of a very, very dangerous man…
“Olivia walked off stage to a smattering of applause. She got a beer and leaned against the back wall, collecting her thoughts.
A man walked over to her. He looked a few years older than her, maybe mid-thirties. He wore tinted glasses and had one of those gigantic hipster beards. He had a small bandage on his neck. “Great set,” he said.
He switched his own bottle of beer from his right hand to his left before reaching out to her. “Greg.”
She shook his hand. “Olivia.”
“Really impressive stuff up there.”
“Thanks. Hey, I’m not trying to be bitchy, but I need to decompress a little, and I’m not looking to get hit on right now.”
Greg held up his left hand and tapped his wedding ring. “Not my intention.”
“And being married would stop you?”
“I swear I’m not trying to bang you. All I want is sixty seconds of your time. Who’s your manager?”
“I don’t have one.”
“Then I’m glad I came over to talk to you. I’m not sure where you’re looking to go with your career, but I’ll bet you have higher aspirations than playing at this place.”