David Martin's dark contemporary fictions have appeared in the likes of Black Static, The Dark, Litro and The Mechanics' Institute Review. This collection brings together previously published short stories from 2015-2019, including the title novelette, which was described by Nick Cato of The Horror Fiction Review as "One of the finest short horror stories dealing with music I've ever read it left me in a genuine state of wonder" as well as The Park, which was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.
"This is a story of guilt and power and the horrors humans are capable of inflicting on each other and the world and then rationalize away. Martin skillfully and deliberately twists the story until all illusion and self-deception falls away and harrowing reality stands bared." Maria Haskins, for Barnes & Noble, on In A Dry Season.