Punch by J. R. Park
It’s carnival night in the seaside town of Stanswick Sands and tonight blood will stain the beach red.
Punch and Judy man, Martin Powell, returns after ten years with a dark secret. As his past is revealed Martin must face the anger of the hostile townsfolk, pushing him to the very edge of sanity.
Humiliated and stripped of everything he holds dear, Martin embarks on a campaign of murderous revenge, seeking to settle scores both old and new.
The police force of this once sleepy town can’t react quick enough as they watch the body count grow at the hands of a costumed killer.
Can they do enough to halt the malicious mayhem of the twisted Punch?
“Park has delivered a novel that fits perfectly on the shelf alongside all of these glorious paperbacks from the 70s, 80s and early 90s… Pulp horror is alive and well and once again causing all sorts of mayhem.” – DLS Reviews
“Sharp writing, solid characterization and with one of the most memorable endings in recent memory, Punch is a class act all the way. ” – Ginger Nuts of Horror
“Graphical nightmares effectively place the reader in an uneasy position.” - Horror Palace