Escape Plans by David Sakmyster
It's been quite a while since I've read a collection of short stories. This book was filled with 19 short stories and completely drew me in with the first one, "Ladders." Immediately, I was drawn in, especially when the first line was "when the body slammed into the pavement..." Each story was a unique and dark, and extremely intense and remarkable story. I loved every single story and after I finished the book, I went back and read through them again! I look forward to more of his stories.