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A Novella
Published October31, 2016

From bestselling author Chuck Grossart, a journey into the darkest corners of the human condition, where the ends require no justification, and the means are delivered through a simple touch.

Jon Winstead was a good man.

In June of 1982, he began a new career as a police officer, and by all accounts had a bright future in law enforcement ahead of him. By early 1983, he’d married the woman of his dreams and planned to soon adopt her young daughter as his own. Life was full of promise, not only for Jon, but for Willow and her daughter Abby as well.

On the night of June 14, 1983, however, everything changed.

Jon Winstead was executed for his crimes at 12:01 a.m. on July 18, 1996.

This is his story. Or, rather, this is its story.

Be careful what you touch, for the horrors within might touch back.


What readers are saying about VETUST VEX

"Wow. What a ride. Schizophrenia? Maybe. Definitely worth the read. Would I recommend this book? Yes. But don't do it at 3am like I did. My ride through madness was an adventure."  (Goodreads Reviewer)

"Another Grossart beauty! Grossart has scored again with this novella. It is gripping and very fast paced. Hard to put down as the narrative of the protagonist slowly plays out in his own words, as he documents his own descent into hell. Nice twist at the end."  (Amazon Reviewer)

"I've now read two novels plus this novella by Chuck Grossart and have loved all three! His writing is super creative and very engaging. This one builds to such a creepy crescendo and a twisty epilogue. Really good stuff." (Amazon Reviewer)

"Very fast read and never a dull moment. Freaky story that really gets you with the Epilogue. I highly recommend."  (Amazon Reviewer)

"Disturbing story that may have forever ruined my love of all things old and unusual. Do not even bother with the first page unless you have a couple of hours to read the entire novella."  (Amazon Reviewer)

"Writing with control and hidden focus , Mr. Grossart has created a story which will haunt me at 3 a.m. when I can't sleep."  (Amazon Reviewer)