"Minutes From Matthew" is a gothic mystery/horror novel. It deals with young teenage boy Josh Perry dealing with his homosexuality in a small town. Mysterious murders taking place in the woods around the area starts out as a backdrop to the story. As time goes on, though, the murders seem to tie into the town's homophobia. Josh wonders if it could be his enemies, his friends or even the boy he has fallen in love with, Matthew O'Connor.
Josh makes the mistake of alienating himself from those who care about him. This makes him vunerable to Brian and Chad, the local bullies. Even moreso, it creates more of a mystery concerning the 'Shadowy Figure' who has been following him around.