Saturday, 14 June 2014

Book Review: Tales from dark places anthology

A selection of chilling stories from some of the best Indie authors on the market. We dare you to venture into these pages of spine chilling tales and stories of ghosts and goblins. Freely donated by the authors themselves, these dark passages are a great example of their various, unique styles and imaginations. This is the first of a series of free topical collections brought to you by The Indie Collaboration.

My Review: 
Here are my thoughts on the stories:

DC Rogers-Dinner, date and autopsy
A date raped woman awakes just as her autopsy is about to begin.

This was good. It had tension and a nice twist that gave a good ending. (3 star)

Sonya C Dodd-Alone
A recurring dream of being murdered and waking to spend the day alone is a special kind of punishment.

It was ok but the punishment was not as cruel as the crimes so it wasn't a greatly satisfying ending. (2 star)

Peter John-It started with a whisper
Woman has dreams/hallucinations of things telling her pain was coming.

Well that was pretty much the whole story so it felt pointless and boring to me. (1 star)

Chris Raven-The Visitor
James gets a visit from his angry spurned wife.

The big reveal was a damp squib as it was obvious what was coming. Predictable and done countless times before. (2 star)

Sheryl Seal-The Goblin Changeling
A group of trick or treating goblins find the night spoiled by a lack of self control.

Amusing enough story with a moral of why rules need to be followed. (2.5 star)

Madhu Kalyan Mattaparthi-Bars
Someone trapped inside finds messages to help their escape.

This was confusing weirdness on a grand scale. (1 star)

Alan Hardy-Death's Track
George feels something is holding him back in life and death feels near.

This was a quirky little horror tale that I liked. (2.5 star)

Gunjan Vyas-Melinda
A lonely woman waits for the love of her life to return.

This one was not a great read. (1 star)

William O'Brien-Charlie Featherwick
A stupid child's prank played on a witch is punished.

It was ok but did get a bit confusing. (2 star)
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