â Read â Ashleys Tale by Mike Duke Ì Reviewed by Demetrius Svette This book was provided for an honest reviewAshley s Tale by Mike Duke is beyond remarkable and perfect for its size there s really no need for any or less From the beginning to the end, it is the mortifying tale of Ashley This tale teaches you to have the strength and courage to lay down your weak side to gain access to something inside the human spirit that you always push to the deepest, darkest recesses of your mind only to be locked away but never fully forgotten seeming to never push the boundaries once it is set in motion Duke presents the sharp terror of Ashley, the main character, and the twisted game that her abductor, Jake, has induced upon her.
The struggle from the low succumbed life This was a very quick, but very dark read and I thoroughly enjoyed it I will say that, in the beginning, I was a little confused because it just immediately jumped into Ashley s kidnapping Like the moment you start reading, the kidnapper is there and attacking her At first, I had thought that there were some pieces missing, but I just kept reading and I am really glad I did I think the thing about this book is it messes with you mentally thank anything else To him, it really is a game, but to her it s the difference between submitting or rising to the occasion The mental games he plays with her all circle around one goal, to make her strong enough to take him out and escape The entire time I was reading it, I kept asking myself, what the heck is he playing at Why is he training Ashley, A Young College Girl With A Horrific Past, Is Immediately Thrust Into A Living Hell When She Is Kidnapped One Night In The Lair Of Her Captor She Will Be Forced To Choose Between Submission And Defiance, Between Folding Beneath His Punishment Or Finding The Strength To Endure And Seize An Opportunity To Kill The Man And Escape But Ashley Will Also Have To Face The Horrors Of Her Past In This Twisted Game He Has Prepared For Her Can She Prevail Against The Demons That Have Made Her Frail And Weak As Well As The Sadist Before Her And If So, What May She Become In The Process This was so good and different Knowing this is part 1 in a trilogy helps because I want to know 5 stars Im thinking I will review the trilogy as a whole instead of each standalone novella novel.
The grittiness of girl power in Mike Duke s Ashley s Tale makes the most of unsettling visuals, and the grotesqueness of the human heart.
Ashely is haunted by a terrible memory from her past When she is kidnapped and taken to a dark and gritty layer, she comes face to face with a brutal stranger In order to survive she must make a choice, to relive her dark past or face her fears and fight back.
Duke is an excellent writer who demonstrates his in depth knowledge of fighting and survival in this novelette If you are a fan of Final Girl, or the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you must read Ashley s Tale.
The living always have a chance the dead never getThis is a story of survival So I must admit, this did not turn out at all as I expected it to When I read the synopsis, I thought Oooh, this sounds like it would be a really good short story Once I started reading it I even had high hopes, as the start was really on to something I thought It starts out as every woman s nightmare, Ashley is kidnapped and taken captive by a man who gives her the option between physical pain, or emotional pain in the form of rapeThat which breaks the spirit, pierces the heart and crushes both That s real hurtAshley faced with the impossible, chooses physical pain she can t go back, she can t relieve the years of rape that she endured as a little girl It all sounds enticing right Well, the story takes a drastic turn I m not going to go into how I ll leave th ASHLEY S TALE is a well written dark tale and a short read that I highly recommend Emotional Psychological Detailed but not grisly Welcome, Mike Duke, to my circle of authors I hope to read something else from you Soon.
Wow Justwow A great, quick, but satisfying, read I don t want to spoil it for anyone else by giving too much away, so I will only say one final word YEAH Ashley s Tale is NOT an easily digestible short story whatsoever If you can t cope with graphic then this isn t for you It s in your face stuff and not a comfortable ride.
Imagine this option Beaten cruelly or raped coldly What would you choose Not nice options Ashley finds herself in a really shit situation quite frankly with a rather twisted individual What he wants from her won t be what you expect however and this is not a run of the mill plot It is harsh, unexpected but by God, my nerves were a jangled messduring it Tense is an understatement My favourite bit of the whole story The very end Now I m unsure if there is a follow on journey for Ashley but as a cliffhanger regardless I was impressed It was surprising, somewhat shocking and then in a bizarre, sick way made sense I even liked just letting my imagination drift to what c