(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
This collection of short stories was a quick, easy read. Many of the stories were indeed twisted… but I still found them entertaining and well-written.
The first story was written almost like a prologue. It offered a glimpse into an apocalyptic world, but I was left with a lot of questions by the end of the book.
Most of the other stories had endings that made more sense and left very little to the imagination, even though not all of the endings were outright stated.
As well as the horror, there was a good mix of other genres involved, such as the sci fi one where one of the characters is frozen. That’s an especially creepy one… with a lot of sad elements to it.
The story set in the nursing home was an especially scary one. I felt able to connect emotionally with the main character in that story, although I didn’t really like her all that much by the end.
The story where there was something in the walls was also particularly scary, since it plays on the everyday sounds houses can make… that seem innocuous, but when used in horror, are good ways of playing on people’s fears.
The story with the woman on the bridge was one that was very sad and struck a chord with me. And the one set in the psychiatrist’s office had a really interesting ending.
There was a good variety of different kinds of horror in this collection and although some of them could have been expanded upon a bit further, I was drawn into each of the worlds really easily.
I found this collection of short stories to be really entertaining to read. I’d recommend giving this a try if you enjoy horror stories. There are a lot of creepy moments and a few that are really disturbing, too. There were some characters whose fates I really found myself caring about, which is always a good thing when it comes to horror stories.
In the near future, I’m sure I’d be interested in reading more books by this author.