Back in October of 2015 US author Mike Duke released his debut novella – ‘Ashley’s Tale’ (2015).  It was a hardboiled revenge-thriller that knocked the living shit out of you.  It also left many unanswered questions surrounding one of the principal characters in the story – Jake.

Mike Duke has returned to the ‘Ashley’s Tale’ story with his equally gritty prequel – ‘Ashley’s Tale: Making Jake’ (2016).  If you’ve not yet read the original story then I strongly advise you not to read this review until you’ve afterwards – it contains crucial spoilers from the original tale.

If you’ve already read ‘Ashley’s Tale’ (2015) then trust me - you need to devour the prequel too.  It’s Jake’s story...enough said…