I really enjoyed this collection, reading it over two days. The flow was constant and smooth; the author clearly having a wide range but also the ability to keep to his own personal writing style throughout the collection making that easy-to-turn-the-page magic. He has a wonderful knack for changing his voice to take on the first-person narrative with belief; especially in "The House by The Marsh" which was by far my favourite. The collection was so varied in style, theme, even sub-genre; exploring a lot for what might seem a closed-in setting. It tears open the imagination and introduces to all the things subconsciously dreamt up about what may lurk in the countryside, and those dark ideas that haunt the mind of the horror fan; making the foundations of it all so creatively familiar, and bringing many traditional fear points a new lease on life. This is truly an excellent collection; and not even as a first collection. These are the tales that are helping recapture the true, unadulterated spirit of horror.