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Small Spoiler: I won't be getting those implants after all! LOL!
Ruschelle plays on your fears with 9 short stories. Each short story featured the number 1-9. With a mixture of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and horror, some blended with humour, there is a short story to suit most readers.
Some of the stories I enjoyed were:
It Takes Two: Ahnna was rich and was never happy with her body. She knew that getting her breasts done would make her happy. So when her plastic surgeon, came up with a new procedure she knew she needed them and what was one little lie. This story builds up to the finale and what a finale. What I enjoyed was that there was no hints on the procedure until then end.
Three is as Magic as can be: When parents are being taken and all that remains is the child. Detective Oswald Quinn is on the case, 6 months on and still no suspect. Not only that but he is having problems at home with his son. With its dark thriller feel, this story grabbed me from the 1st blood stain on the floor. Reading this story, there was a feeling of dread and you could see Quinn slowly cracking under the pressure, as he was torn between his family and the case. A unexpected, heart-breaking ending.
A Perfect Eight: Dawn and Nicole are sisters. Both worked at their parent’s restaurant. Nicole the oldest and prettiest didn’t realise what she was doing to her sister. Things took a turn for the worse when customers who ate The Live Plate began to die. Made up of shrimp, oysters and octopus, the customers had to sign a waiver to eat it. But was it the dish that killed them. The story shows how far sisterly love can go. Throughout this story the author leads you down the wrong path, whilst I had my suspicions I could not work out the how. A story with a difference.
These are only three stories, but also making an appearance is a cheeky crude hysterical leprechaun in Seven Colors and the Four horseman in Four Men on Horses.
As an introduction to this author this a good read and I will be looking out for more from her
Ruschelle Dillion has created an entertainingly creepy and eclectic collection of dark fantasy fiction in her book Arithmophobia.
First things first, Arithmophobia is the fear of numbers. Here is a link if you want to know more. I was intrigued by the cover...I love the way the ship looks like a tiara on her head, and who doesn't love an octopus? But the cover only represents one of the stories, the number 8, if you're wondering. Combine that with the cool theme of the collection (the numbers 1-9) and I was hooked.
What a delightful read. The stories are Twilight Zone/Tales of the Crypt entertainment. Each has a twisted dark edge. Some lean more towards horror and others more towards dark humor and no two stories are the same.
If you enjoy that kind of thing Arithmophobia is worth a read!
The book/eBook being reviewed was provided for an honest review, and that no compensation was provided.
4.5 "wickedly fun" Sheep