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Kissing the Lizard by Justin David

Kissing the Lizard by Justin David


"In the desert, no one can hear you, queen."

Justin David’s newly-released novella is part creepy coming-of-age story, part black-comedy, set partly in buzzing 1990s London and partly in barren New Mexico wildlands.


When Jamie meets Matthew in Soho, he’s drawn to his new-age charms. But when he follows his new friend across the planet to a remote earth-ship in Taos, bizarre incidents begin unfolding and Matthew’s real nature reveals itself: he’s a manipulative monster at the centre of a strange cult. Jamie finds himself at the centre a disturbing psychological nightmare as they seize the opportunity to recruit a new member. Pushed to his limits, lost in a shifting sagebrush landscape, can Jamie trust anyone to help him? And will he ever see home again?


This evocatively set desert gothic expertly walks the line between macabre humour and terrifying tension.



"A beautifully creepy novella, terrifying and macabre, shot through with blacker than 

black humour. I loved it."  - SJ Watson

  • Details

    Imprint: Inkandescent

    Publication Date: 4 April 2022

    ISBN: 9781912620210

    Pages: 160

    Type: Paperback

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