Stitches: A Neo-Noir Thriller by Kevin Kennedy

Stitches: A Neo-Noir Thriller

By: Kevin J. Kennedy, Steven Stacy
Genres: Horror
Pages: 150
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Published on: February 21, 2020
Stitches: A Neo-Noir Thriller by Kevin Kennedy

Three captivating models are stalked through the fashion capitals of Europe by a self-mutilating killer who wants to get under their skin.
In this nineties, neo-noir style, erotically charged thriller, Olivia Leadoux is a gorgeous Hitchcockian blonde being stalked by a deranged madman named 'Stitches.'
Olivia is haunted by visions of the killer’s next target, as he closes in on her and her friends. Can she stop the murderer before he kills again? Horror mystery writer, Steven Stacy and horror author, Kevin J. Kennedy join forces to tell this powerful thriller of deception and lust that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the terrifying finalé.

Also by this author: Collected Easter Horror Shorts, You Only Get One Shot, Collected Christmas Horror Shorts 2, Stitches


Stitches is a collaboration between Kevin Kennedy and Steven Stacy. Kevin Kennedy is a regular on our blog for his fantastic horror collaborations and anthologies.


So Stitches starts off innocent enough. You have a model who is beautiful and stalked by a man by the name ‘stitches’ because of what he does to his victims. Add to that the fact that Olivia has dreams that are prophetic in nature. Now, not everything is as it seems, of course. As the story progresses so does the horror that Olivia is living with. No one is safe from stitches.


I really like this story. It isn’t gory per se, but there are some graphic parts. I also like the twist that they put into it. Honestly, I did not see that coming and have some questions. The questions are because at the end, it leaves the reader hanging on a couple of things. Essentially in my mind it doesn’t end, I mean the story does end, but it doesn’t at the same time.


Overall really good short story about what happens when you become egotistical and think that you are above everyone and everything.



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About Kevin J. Kennedy

Kevin J Kennedy is the co-author of You Only Get One Shot, and the man behind the best-selling Collected Christmas Horror Shorts & Collected Easter Horror Shorts anthologies. His short stories have featured in many other notable anthologies in the horror genre.

Kevin lives in a small town in Scotland with his wife, step daughter and two strange little cats.

About Steven Stacy

Steven Stacy is a thriller, horror writer, who believes in strong female characters and sexy, strong, twisting plots. He is co author of the new thriller "Stitches" with friend & fellow Kevin J. Kennedy

Steven achieved a BA in Creative Writing & Creative Literature from Bath University, graduating magna cum laude.

Steven loves short stories and is featured in several anthologies, including the best selling, themed 'Collected Horror Shorts' series (under Murray) &

Steven has worked in a comic book shop (loved it!) As a model (Liked it.) In a grocery store (despised it!)

You can now find him writing or reading in his apartment with his Bengal cat, Isis, beside him; listening to Madonna or George Michael.

After writing over 200 articles on horror for (which is the largest women's online magazine in the U.S) he considers he knows a good scare and women's tastes in horror.

P.S - There's someone behind you! Just kidding, they're watching you through the window! Close the curtains, haven't you ever read a scary book?

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