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New Horror Shorts from an Original Voice,
This review is from: Monsters Anonymous (Kindle Edition)
Sometimes living in a bunker can be spooky enough so when I received a review copy of this new authors work, I ensured that all the lights were on...just in case.
This is a debut collection of horror and thriller stories in one volume & not to beat around the bush - it's bloody scary. It's sinister, sick, twisted, bizarre & original (these are good things for a horror book.)
Monsters Anonymous is a support group that lets the monsters out from behind the closet door. From everyday streets to lush forests and even smokey old Brum - this is a wicked and wild collection of tales.
One thing I will say for this author - these stories are tightly written and well-paced. There isn't a wasted word in any of them & they seem well-edited.
One reviewer mentioned "Tales from the Crypt" & I agree that this is like a modern take on the brand. The stories are written with a powerful female voice and in some cases this shines through, I'll say demonic vibrator & leave it at that!
These tales are like a quick punch in the complacency. They fly by as you read & I think this is a reflection of the author's style. I won't pick a favourite but I will say that I'll never look at hospitals the same way after one of the tales.
An outstanding first collection of short stories. I'm not one of the reviewers calling for every author to produce a full-length work - I love short stories, they are an honourable genre and Ms Derwin may just be a powerful new player on the circuit.