Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guests.
Kev and Skylab have been to the pictures again.
This time not strictly horror, but dark, that for sure. Kev, what did you think?
“I loved it! Lin Shaye in the lead role was brilliant.“
And Skylab, what was your thought?
“I really felt for her, her husband had just died. She had no cash behind her, life had been difficult when her husband was alive. Now she was potless as well.”
Kev butted in, “Yes, what happened to her husband? I was not clear, did she kill him?
To put readers in the picture, Joyce is a widow who needs to earn cash from somewhere, she decides to lease out a room. Her first tenenants, a couple, didn’t work out well. The man was a rude pig, his partner was a darling. She befiended Joyce. The latest tenant, Bob, a man who has his own secrets. He caught her attention and swiftly becomes the object of her romantic fantasies. When she is betrayed by a friend, her obsession takes a deadly turn as she strives to make Bob hers once and for all.
Skylab, any further thoughts?
“It was so sad watching Joyce’s story unravel. Her late husband kept a pile of dirty books. That can’t be good, can it Kev? He must have contrilled her life, making it so hard for her to make friends. More about mental illness than a true horror film.”
A bit about the author,
Stuart Flack is a British writer. He is an alumnus of the CineStory Foundation, where he was mentored one-on-one by the Academy Award-nominated writer and producer Meg LeFauve (Inside Out). Other CineStory alumni include the Academy Award-nominated Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man, Cowboys and Aliens).
Stuart also writes novels under a pseudonym. To date, he has had three novels published in five languages, including one which was a Number One bestseller on Amazon UK.
He has worked a lot in theatre. As a producer, he ran the Chicago Humanities Festival, the largest festival of arts and ideas in the United States from 2007 through 2012. From 1990–2007, he was a partner at the global consulting firm of McKinsey & Company.
“Skylab and myself are looking forward to his next offering. Hopefully a dark novel!”